Tokyo (VNA) – Nearly 100 Vietnamese and Japanese enterprises in
agriculture, food, garment and support industry attended a Vietnam-Japan trade
and economic cooperation conference in Tokyo on September 20.
The event was held by the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency under the Ministry of
Industry and Trade, Trade Office of the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan and the
ASEAN-Japan Centre (AJC). It created opportunities for enterprises from the two
countries to find trade partners, enhancing bilateral economic relations.
AJC Secretary General Masataka Fujita lauded Vietnam’s stable trade growth in recent
years, with export revenue standing at 177.6 billion USD in 2016, a year-on-year
increase of 9 percent, adding that the Japanese market was a major part of the
Vietnamese enterprises need to enhance their competitiveness to boost exports
to Japan, he highlighted.
Trade counselor at the Vietnamese Embassy Ta Minh Duc noted the advantages of investing
Along with the sound bilateral relations between the two countries, Vietnam has
a stable political situation and an abundance of young labourers. Ties with
Vietnam will also help Japanese businesses break into an ASEAN market with a
population of more than 600 million, Duc said.
Businesses from both sides can enjoy tariffs of nearly 0 percent as the two
countries are involved in several cooperation frameworks, he stated, stressing
that his office stands ready to help businesses promote trade relations and
bring benefits to both countries.
Meanwhile, Deputy Head of the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency Bui Thi Thanh An called on Japanese
enterprises to invest in some projects which are significant to Vietnam’s economy.-VNA