A workshop focussing on fostering cooperation between Vietnam and Thailand in applying e-commerce in trade promotion was held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 20.

According to Do Kim Lang, Deputy Head of the Department of Trade Promotion (DTP), the Vietnamese website buyvietnam.com.vn, which counts over 300 businesses amongst its members, brings a number of benefits to domestic businesses, helping them introduce their products and investment projects.

Lang said in order to meet the increasing demand for the application of IT and e-commerce to promoting trade, seeking partners and expanding markets, his agency teamed up with the ASEAN-Japan Centre (AJC) to launch this website.

The DTP also seeks to establish partnerships with foreign trade promotion organisations with the aim of creating more business and investment opportunities for enterprises.

The links between “buyvietnam.com.vn” and “Thaitrade.com” of Thailand are considered a great opportunity for the two countries’ business circles to forge partnerships, Lang said.

Suwipan Thisyamondol, Deputy Head of Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) highlighted that the “Thaitrade.com” website was one of the most effective measures to boost Thailand’s trade and integration efforts by applying modern technologies.

He added that all firms participating in the website were prestigious businesses, so they would be reliable partners for Vietnamese companies.

On the occasion, the DPT and DITP signed a cooperation agreement on fostering trade promotion between the two countries in order to benefit businesses on both sides in the near future.-VNA