The 2013 Vietnam-China International Trade Fair is slated to take place in the northern border province of Lao Cai from November 13-18 under the theme “Cooperation-Friendship and Integration-Development”.

Lao Cai and China ’s Yunnan province take turns to host the annual event with the aim of promoting trade cooperation between the neighbouring localities.

It is expected to accommodate nearly 700 pavilions, of which more than 200 run by Chinese businesses, showcasing a wide range of products such as agro-forestry, seafood, machinery, electronic equipment, chemical, handicrafts, pottery, timber furniture and household commodities.

A number of activities will be hosted during the event, including a seminar on Vietnam-China business exchange and a conference to forge trade links between enterprises from China , Lao Cai and Vietnam ’s southern province of Dong Nai . Several economic contracts are expected to be signed on the occasion.-VNA