The 13th Vietnam-China Border Trade Fair, themed “Cooperation-Friendship and Integration – Development,” will take place in the city of Lao Cai, in the northern border province of the same name, from November 13-18.

As part of the national trade promotion programme for 2013, the fair is expected to accommodate 650-700 stands run by 500 enterprises from both countries.

The fair is organised annually, alternating between Lao Cai province and China ’s Yunnan province, with the goal of promoting trade cooperation between the neighbours.

On display at this year’s event will be a wide range of commodities such as agro-forestry, seafood products, machinery, electronic and electrical devices, handicrafts, fine art products, pottery and wooden furniture.

Several tours in the economic corridor, which links Vietnam ’s northern localities of Lao Cai, Hanoi , Hai Phong and Quang Ninh with Yunnan ’s Kunming city, will be also promoted at the fair.

According to Le Tien Dung, Director of Lao Cai province’s Trade, Investment and Tourism Promotion Centre, his province and Yunnan will continue promoting the fair in the run up to November in order to lure even more businesses to set up stalls at the event.-VNA