Exports to Canada see growthUpdate: 10/20/2014
|Viet Nam's turnover from exports to Canada reached US$1.31 billion in the first eight months, an increase of 41 per cent over the same period in 2013. — Photo vietnamexport|
HA NOI (VNS) — The volume of Vietnamese exports to Canada has increased by 17 per cent annually, said Zaki Munshi, Asia Project Manager of the Trade Facilitation Office Canada on Thursday.
At a conference held by the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and Trade Facilitation Office Canada, Munshi said that the bilateral trade has increased significantly in recent years.
According to VCCI, Viet Nam's turnover from exports to Canada reached US$1.31 billion in the first eight months, an increase of 41 per cent over the same period in 2013. The major Vietnamese export products include garments, seafood, footwear and handicrafts.
VCCI's HCM City branch Director Vo Tan Thanh said that Canada is a potential market having many similarities with the market in the United States.
Meanwhile, Canadian Consul General in the city, Wayne Robson estimated that Viet Nam is among the 25 countries that have been given priority to access the Canadian market. — VNS