The Ho Chi Minh City Investment and Trade Promotion Centre has made public their promotion programmes for 2013, with numerous new activities to continue to support businesses’ international economic integration.

Commercial promotion programmes of the city will focus on expanding footholds in major markets of Cambodia , Myanmar and Laos , and strengthening commercial promotion activities in other markets like the US , the EU and the Middle East . Major industries to involve in these programmes include agricultural products and food processing, garments – leather and footwear, wooden products – handicraft and fine arts, interior decoration, and industrial products.

For the domestic market, the centre will continue to carry out the campaign “Vietnamese people prioritise using Vietnamese products” through “Market-days for Vietnamese products” in residential areas in the suburbs, export processing zones, industrial zones, and neighbouring provinces and cities.

Numerous investment promotion activities will be implemented in 2013, with conferences, meetings and dialogues to be organised to update and provide information to businesses and assist them in seeking partners and grasping investment opportunities.

In 2012, the centre organised 18 investment and trade promotion events in seven countries, including Myanmar, Laos, China and the Philippines, and 60 events in HCM City, Hanoi and Mekong River Delta provinces.-VNA