Exporting Vietnamese Products Through Vietnamese Overseas

Currently, Vietnamese goods are mostly exported by foreign firms, without any significant involvement of Vietnamese businesses in the international market.

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Bringing Vietnamese Goods Abroad Through Overseas Vietnamese
Overview of the conference.

Ho Chi Minh City Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs held a hybrid conference on June 28 to highlight the important role of overseas Vietnamese communities in the “Vietnamese people prioritize Vietnamese goods” campaign.

The event successfully drew the participation of overseas Vietnamese (OV) entrepreneurs and representatives of OV businesses in the city. Additionally, OV associations from various countries, as well as Vietnam’s diplomatic agencies in Thailand, the US, Australia, and Japan, also attended the event.

Nguyen Ho Hai, the deputy secretary of the HCM City Party Committee and the head of the city’s steering committee for the campaign, has emphasized the importance of the conference as a platform for city leaders to listen and engage with expatriates, businessmen, and business representatives from overseas. This gathering presents a valuable opportunity for these individuals to share their contributions and plans, enabling fruitful collaboration and progress for the city.

Together, they collaborated to identify strategies to enhance the effectiveness of the “Vietnamese people prioritize Vietnamese goods” campaign, thereby playing a crucial role in fulfilling the city’s socio-economic development goals in the present phase.

Leaders of Ho Chi Minh City have suggested that the overseas Vietnamese community, Vietnamese associations, entrepreneurs, and businesses in the country and abroad continue to contribute ideas and solutions to further promote the effectiveness of the campaign “Vietnamese people prioritize Vietnamese goods”.

The campaign strongly supported the Party Committee, government, and residents of the city in achieving their socio-economic development goals, thus making a significant contribution to the overall development of the country.

Pham Viet Hung, the director of the department for economic, scientific, and technological relations at the Foreign Ministry’s State Committee for OV Affairs, observes that Vietnamese goods are primarily imported into other countries through foreign firms.

Bringing Vietnamese Goods Abroad Through Overseas Vietnamese
Overseas Vietnamese contributed ideas in the conference.

In the near future, it is crucial to establish a strong network of Vietnamese entrepreneurs living abroad to enhance distribution channels in foreign markets. Vietnam must actively promote and support the creation of overseas Vietnamese business associations, which will serve as pivotal hubs in connecting Vietnamese consumption channels and mitigating potential market risks.

In order to boost connectivity and expand its global reach, Vietnam will be organizing numerous overseas Vietnamese business forums. These forums will serve as a platform to introduce and promote Vietnamese goods to the international market, fostering trade and economic growth.

Speaking at the conference, Do Ngoc Hung, trade counselor of Vietnam in the US, highlighted the immense potential of the American market for Vietnamese products, given its population of over 330 million.

He proposed that Vietnamese businesses take advantage of the bilateral agreements between the two countries and the presence of a large number of overseas Vietnamese in the United States to increase the distribution of Vietnamese goods in the overseas Vietnamese community.

At the conference.
At the conference.

Nguyen Phu Hoa, a representative of Vietnam’s Trade Office in Australia, highlighted the efforts of the Vietnamese Embassy in Australia in promoting various trade promotion programs.

They collaborate closely with Vietnamese enterprises to increase the demand for Vietnamese products, including agricultural goods, textiles, and fruits, in order to establish a presence in the Australian market.

Ho Chi Minh City should focus on selecting products that it excels in and use them to build strong brands. Additionally, it should establish a goods distribution system to connect with the Vietnamese community in Australia. An effective strategy would be to create English websites that showcase Vietnamese products and introduce them to the Australian market.

At the conference, representatives of overseas Vietnamese business associations and overseas businessmen offered numerous valuable insights. They strongly emphasized the OV communities’ enduring fascination with and demand for Vietnamese goods, and expressed their readiness to assist in promoting and establishing distribution networks for Vietnamese products in their respective host countries.

Rosie Nguyen