Around 200 enterprises from Vietnam and Laos took place in the Vietnam-Laos Trade Fair which opened at the International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Laos’ capital city of Vientiane on July 2.

Vietnamese goods on display at the fair include pharmaceutical and medical equipment, industrial machinery, construction and building materials, agro-forestry-fisheries products, processed foods, garments and textiles, handicrafts, interior furniture, plastics and consumer goods.

According to Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Cam Tu, the fair is a good opportunity to promote brands, boost exports and expand their shares in Laos and the northeast region of Thailand.

Meanwhile, Lao Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Somchith Inthamith considered the fair an effective bridge for trade organisations, producers and investors from the two countries to exchange opinions, transfer technology or form joint ventures.

Vietnam-Laos trade reached 1.29 billion USD in 2014, up 30 percent from 2013.-VNA