A seminar on experiences in doing business with Vietnam opened on Nov. 23 in Mexico, with the participation of representatives of enterprises from both countries.

The seminar was held by the trade office of the Vietnamese Embassy in Mexico and the American Market Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT), in collaboration with the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade, Investment and Technology (COMCE).

Sergio Ley, President of the Asia-Pacific Directorate under COMCE said at the opening ceremony that the event aimed to raise mutual understanding between the two countries’ enterprises and people.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico Pham Van Que also pledged to create every favourable condition for Mexican investors doing business in Vietnam.

Following the opening ceremony, representatives of MIT, the Vietnamese Embassy in Mexico and Vietnamese businesses answered many relevant questions on investment mechanisms and policies, import and export, customs procedures, information access and the market, traditions, customs and cultures of Vietnam.

In 2009, two-way trade between Vietnam and Mexico reached over 650 million USD, the highest level of trade between Vietnam and a Latin American nation, and this figure is expected to surpass one billion USD in coming years./.