Vietnam exported 2.12 billion USD worth of goods to France in the first 11 months of 2014, up 6 percent year-on-year, according to the Vietnamese Trade Office in France.

Among Vietnam's key exports to the French market were telephones and components, footwear, textiles and garments, home appliances and agro-forestry-fishery goods.

Despite this encouraging growth, Vietnam ’s exports to France still lagged behind the potential of the two countries, Trade Counsellor Nguyen Canh Cuong said.

To increase exports to such a lucrative market, Cuong suggested domestic enterprises improve the quality of their products and offer better product designs.

The firms should also take the initiative in seeking new customers by participating in trade fairs held annually in France.-VNA