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Phu Tho (VNA) – Exports-imports in the northern mid-land province of Phu Tho continued increasing in the first half of this year thanks to its abundant stocks of materials and stable production-trade activities.

According to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, its export revenue surpassed 3.2 billion USD, up 73.5 percent year-on-year while imports surged 86.4 percent to 3.2 billion USD.

Director of the department Nguyen Manh Hung said when the COVID-19 broke out, the department worked with agencies, authorities of districts and townships, and provincial business association to keep updated on the situation, suggest measures to help firms tackle difficulties, and step up production and trade.

In the near future, the department will partner with the Ministry of Industry and Trade to offer support measures for businesses, access new markets, increase trade promotion and facilitate e-commerce.

At the same time, it will continue to develop industrial products with competitiveness and industries of local strength, encourage the adoption of clean and eco-friendly technologies, and assist local enterprises in expanding export markets.

Tran Dai Thang, head of the provincial customs department, said the department is facilitating customs clearance for enterprises.

This year, the province strives to increase the total retail revenue of goods and consumer services to more than 37.2 trillion VND (1.62 billion USD), export value to 4.5 billion USD and import value to 4.2 billion USD./.