Hanoi will host the International Tea Meeting from October 8-9 to introduce and promote Vietnamese tea products to foreign importers.

During the event, participants will discuss measures to ensure the sustainable production of the local tea industry in order to improve quality and expand export markets, said the Vietnam Tea Association.

Vietnam is the fifth largest exporter of tea in the world, shipping products to 105 countries and territories, chiefly to Pakistan, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, Poland, China, India, Japan, Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea.

Vietnam’s tea for export is one of the nation’s three rising agricultural products in 2012, with a total turnover of around 227 million USD from 148,000 tonnes. In the first eight month of this year, the country exported 88,000 tonnes, earning 140 million USD.-VNA