Vietnamese furniture (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese wooden furniture and handicraft companies are showcasing their products at the International Furniture Fair Singapore 2018 (IFFS-2018), which opened in the island country on March 8.

Vietnamese Trade Counsellor in Singapore Tran Thu Quynh said the Ministry of Industry and Trade has recently worked with concerned bodies, particularly the provincial Departments of Industry and Trade, to promote Vietnamese products in international markets.

The event presents an opportunity for Vietnamese furniture firms to seek new ways for their products in the context that the interior industry is focusing on environmentally-friendly products.

Le Thi Thuan, Director of the Qua Thuan Handicraft Manufacturing and Trading Company, said this is the third time her company has attended the event.

It is a good opportunity for her enterprise in particular and other Vietnamese furniture producers to promote their products as well as seeking potential international and regional partners, she said.

The Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade took the occasion to introduce its Hanoi Gift Show 2018, slated for October.

The IFFS-2018, running until March 11, saw the participation of over 400 companies from nations and territories worldwide.

According to Singaporean Minister of Trade and Industry S. Iswaran, the global trade value of the wooden products and furniture sector is expected to reach 779 billion USD by 2021.-VNA