During the meeting, leaders of relevant ministries, localities, and businesses analysed the opportunities and challenges of the timber industry and proposed solutions to help the sector further develop in the near future. Vietnam is currently the second largest timber exporter in Asia, behind only China and still considered to be one of the world’s top five largest timber exporters. By the end of the year, the sector is expected to record export turnover of US$11 billion, with revenue from the domestic market reaching approximately US$3 billion. The timber industry is now home to 5,400 businesses which provide stable employment for over 500,000 people. VIFORES has made a significant contribution to spurring the development of the Vietnamese wood sector by providing policy consultancy, boosting trade promotion activities, as well as developing technical standards in the field of wood processing. In addition, the association has also played a critical role in enhancing … [Read more...] about Vietnamese wood exports likely to reach US$20 billion by 2025
A Vietnamese factory processing tra fish for exports (Illustrative image. Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Vietnamese and Chinese enterprises are encouraged to tap into the great bilateral trade potential driven by the two countries’ open trade policies, experts have said. Vietnam values and gives priority to strengthening economic and trade cooperation with China, and hopes to receive greater investment from China and the overseas Chinese community, said Nguyen Noi, Deputy Director of the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment. “I’m pleased to see that many leading Chinese corporations are expanding their investments in the fields of electronics, renewable energy and IT, applying modern technology and bringing more value in line with Vietnam’s foreign investment orientation,” Noi told a conference on Vietnam-China trade and investment last week. China continued to be Vietnam’s … [Read more...] about Vietnam, China have room to grow trade ties: experts
Twenty years ago, five large automobile manufacturers asked Vietnam to open the automobile market. But the proposal was refused. The report from the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) to National Assembly Deputies showed that Vietnam’s automobile industry has been growing rapidly over the last two years. In 2017, Vietnam assembled 258,000 cars and the output of 250,000 products was maintained in 2018. About the achievements of the automobile industry, the report said many products have been exported to Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Central America. It has contributed billions of dollars to the state budget and generated 120,000 jobs. However, the ministry admitted too many problems in the industry, including the low locally made content ratio in products. The plan on raising the localization ratio for car models with less than 9 seats has failed. Under the plan, the ratio must be 40 percent by 2005 and 60 percent by 2010. However, the ratio is now 7-10 percent, far lower than … [Read more...] about Thai manufactured 3 million cars in 20 years, Vietnam assembled 250,000
There are two clear investment tendencies in the automobile industry. First, becoming the leading assembling center in Southeast Asia, and second, buying technologies and making automobiles for export. Three Vietnamese companies The Q1 2019 report of the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturing Association (VAMA) showed that while the sales of domestically assembled cars decreased by 8 percent, value of imports soared by 230 percent compared with the same period last year. In the last two years, Vietnam’s automobile industry has witnessed big changes because of the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA). The tariff cut from 30 percent to 0 percent applied to ASEAN-originated products has attracted investors, who enjoy benefits from ATIGA. Vietnam is considered a potential market thanks to the modest ratio of 23 car owners per 1,000 people (the figures are 264 in Thailand and 400 in developed countries). Vietnam is considered a potential market thanks to the modest ratio of 23 car … [Read more...] about Two paths for Vietnam’s automobile industry
Instead of distributing Nissan products, Tan Chong Motor will assemble, import and distribute Chinese cars in the Vietnamese market. The distributor of Nissan cars, the Malaysia-based Tan Chong Motor, will stop distributing Nissan products in Vietnam in September. if the project can be implemented, Tan Chong Motor would have opportunities to cement their positions in Vietnam’s automobile industry. The two sides have signed an MOU to expand cooperation in assembling, importing and distributing Chinese vehicles in Vietnam. Kim Chi Vietnam’s automobile market to be flooded with zero-tariff ASEAN cars The car sales in Vietnam are forecast to reach 500,000 units per year in 2020 and 1 million per year by 2030, with a turnover of US$12 billion each year. Two paths for Vietnam's automobile industry There are two clear investment tendencies in the automobile industry. First, becoming the leading assembling center in Southeast Asia, and second, buying … [Read more...] about Will Nissan’s old distributor bring Chinese cars to Vietnam?