Trade fair promoting Thai products launched in Hanoi hinh anh 1A booth of the Made in Thailand Outlet 2018 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Made in Thailand Outlet 2018 fair officially opened at the Hanoi International Exhibition Centre at 91 Tran Hung Dao Street on January 4-7.

The event, the 13th one of its kind, was co-organised by the Office of Commercial Affairs of the Thai Embassy in Vietnam and the Vietnam National Trade Fair & Advertising Company (Vinexad).

On show at 150 booths of the fair are products of 100 firms from Thailand, including food and beverages, household appliances, textile, jewellery, electric devices, health care products, car parts, bicycles and accessories, among others.

Director of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Asia-Africa Markets Department Le Hoanh Oanh said that trade relations between Vietnam and Thailand have seen strong growth. Two-way trade hit 15 billion USD in 2017, a rise of 20 percent year-on-year. Especially, Thailand is Vietnam’s largest trade partner in ASEAN and the 10th leading investor in the country.

Vietnam and Thailand have closely worked with other ASEAN members to build the ASEAN Economic Community. In addition, the two countries’ stronger participation in regional and international economy offers various opportunities to promote trade cooperation and investment, Oanh added.

She also voiced her hope that the trade fair will contribute to the bilateral trade relations as the two nations deepen their strategic partnership and aim to bring trade turnover to 20 billion USD by 2020.-VNA