Bringing Vietnamese Goods Abroad Through Overseas Vietnamese
|Overview of the conference.
Ho Chi Minh City Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs on June 28, held a hybrid conference highlighting the role of overseas Vietnamese communities in the "Vietnamese people prioritize Vietnamese goods" campaign.
The event attracted overseas Vietnamese (OV) entrepreneurs and representatives of OV businesses in the city, OV associations in some countries, along with Vietnam’s diplomatic agencies in Thailand, the US, Australia and Japan.
Nguyen Ho Hai, deputy secretary of the HCM City Party Committee and head of the city's steering committee for the campaign emphasized that the conference is a good opportunity for city leaders to listen to the contributions and plans of expatriates, businessmen, and business representatives from overseas.
Together, they found solutions to further promote the effectiveness of the "Vietnamese people prioritize Vietnamese goods" campaign, making an important contribution to the implementation of the city's socio-economic development tasks in the current period.
Leaders of Ho Chi Minh City suggested the overseas Vietnamese community, Vietnamese associations, entrepreneurs and businesses in the country and abroad continue to contribute ideas and solutions to further promote the effectiveness of the campaign "Vietnamese people prioritize Vietnamese goods".
The campaign supported the Party Committee, government and people of the city to fulfill socio-economic development goals, contributing to the overall development of the country.
Pham Viet Hung, director of the department for economic, scientific and technological relations at the Foreign Ministry’s State Committee for OV Affairs, pointed out that Vietnamese goods are imported into other countries mainly by foreign firms.
|Overseas Vietnamese contributed ideas in the conference.
In the coming time, it is necessary to establish a network of Vietnamese entrepreneurs abroad to promote distribution channels in foreign markets. Vietnam needs to promote the establishment of overseas Vietnamese business associations as focal points, connecting Vietnamese consumption channels and avoiding market risks.
In order to enhance connectivity, Vietnam will organize many overseas Vietnamese business forums to introduce and bring Vietnamese goods to the world.
Speaking at the conference, Do Ngoc Hung, trade counselor of Vietnam in the US, said with a population of over 330 million, the US is a potential market for Vietnamese products.
He suggested Vietnamese businesses make use of the two countries’ agreements and the states with large numbers of OVs in the US to increase Vietnamese goods in distribution systems of OVs there.
|At the conference.
Nguyen Phu Hoa, a representative of Vietnam’s Trade Office in Australia, said that the Vietnamese Embassy in Australia promotes the implementation of a variety of trade promotion programs.
They work closely with Vietnamese businesses to promote the consumption of Vietnamese goods, especially agricultural products, textiles, and fruits to penetrate the Australian market.
Ho Chi Minh City needs to select goods it is strong at to build brands for, connect with the Vietnamese community in Australia with a goods distribution system, and open websites in English to introduce Vietnamese products and goods in this country's market.
At the conference, representatives of overseas Vietnamese business associations and overseas businessmen contributed many ideas. They affirmed that the OV communities are always interested in and want to use Vietnamese goods, and that they are ready to help advertise and establish distribution networks for made-in-Vietnam items in their host countries.
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