The Department of Asian-African Markets under the Ministry of Industry and Trade plans to send a business delegation to South Africa from May 8-16, where they will introduce Vietnamese agricultural products at local supermarkets.
Vietnamese farm produce, including rice, coffee, tea, processed food, beverage, apparel, stationery, aquatic products, home appliances and leather footwear will be promoted at supermarkets Advance Cash & Carry and Shoprite.
In addition, the delegation will study the local market, meet with partners and importers and hold workshops in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
The activity is an opportunity for Vietnamese firms to showcase their goods and seek partnerships with South African firms.
South Africa is the biggest trade partner of Viet Nam in Africa, with bilateral trade exceeding US$1 billion in 2018.
Last year, Viet Nam exported about $724 million worth of products to South Africa, which included mobile phones and components, machines, peppercorn, coffee, apparel and footwear.
Meanwhile, the country imported $386 million worth of goods from South Africa such as plastic materials, metal, fruits, garment-textile materials and chemical products, among others. — VNS