Vietnam for the first time participated in the Trade Exchange Forum within the 2015 International Business Fair, which opened on April 25 in Arrecifes district, Buenos Aires province, Argentina.

The annual event saw the participation of about 200 Argentinean and foreign businesses operating in the fields of garments, footwear, building, foods, medical equipment, and transportation.

At the fair, representatives from the Vietnamese Commercial Affairs mission to Argentina introduced the government’s economic policy as well as potential in bilateral trade and investment cooperation to foreign businesses.

Companies in the South American nations expressed their interest in cooperation with Vietnam in the fields of footwear, hand tools and electronics products.

Trade turnover between Vietnam and Argentina hit a record high of 1.92 billion USD in 2014.

Vietnam’s exports to Argentina reached 214.2 million USD while imports stood at 1.7 billion USD.

Vietnam exported footwear, garments, tea, coffee, agricultural machines to Argentina, and imported animal feed, cereals, leather materials and beef from the South American countries.-VNA