| Tan Cang Cat Lai port in HCM City held a ceremony to welcome the new year on January 29, 2023 (Photo: VOV)
On Sunday, Tan Cang Cat Lai port in HCM City held a ceremony to welcome the new year and to give the order to handle the first cargo in the Year of the Cat. In his address, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh expressed his hope for a successful year of Vietnamese exports with strong growth.
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the ceremony
The Prime Minister urged closer cooperation to develop modern and efficient transport and logistics sectors, meet the import-export needs of businesses, and reduce costs to enhance the competitiveness of Vietnamese goods.
|Exports to China via border gates in Lang Son province (Photo: VOV)
Busy customs clearance at border gates in some northern provinces over the past few days showed China’s growing demand for agricultural products post-COVID. On Friday, nearly 3,000 tons of Vietnamese farm produce were exported to China through the border gates in Lang Son province. The day before, 200 trucks carrying dragon fruits, mangos and other fruits crossed the border to China.
During the early days of the new lunar year, the Lao Cai International Border Gate Customs sub-department handled the export of 9,000 tons of agricultural products worth nearly 3.6 million USD.
Vietnam’s exports are expected to grow 6% this year. Tariff reduction under free trade agreements, socio-economic recovery and development programs, and efforts to attract domestic and foreign investment will be the driving force to boost production and export.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade will further tap potential markets, promote exports, enhance branding, renew trade promotion methods, and develop digital infrastructure to promote e-commerce.