EU forest pact gives Vietnam timber firms a leg up Business

EU forest pact gives Vietnam timber firms a leg up

Once the EU-Vietnam Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade comes into force, there will be opportunities for Vietnam to export more wooden products to Europe and other markets.
Women make inroads into male-dominated market Society

Women make inroads into male-dominated market

Women account for 20 percent of Vietnamese entrepreneurs and the proportion is expanding, said Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Vu Tien Loc at a forum held in Hanoi on October 23.

Handicraft exports surge

In 2014, the export value of Vietnamese handicrafts jumped 8 percent on-year to 1.6 billion USD, accounting for one-fifth of world market share, radio The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) reported.

Handicraft exports likely to rise 12 percent

Exports of handicraft products would likely reach 1.8 billion USD this year, up 12 percent over last year, said deputy chairman of the Vietnam Handicraft Exporters Association (Vietcraft) Le Ba Ngoc.

Seminar seeks to increase handicraft exports to Japan

Vietnamese businesses need to pay more attention to designing and creating unique handicraft products in order to boost exports to the Japanese market and increase their competitiveness over rivals from China , India and Myanmar , say Japanese experts.