The southern province of Dong Nai is among the country’s top five leading localities in export with its Jan-August turnover estimated at over 8.1 billion USD, a year-on-year increase of 14.5 percent.
In August alone, the locality raked in nearly 1.2 billion USD from exports, the highest level since the beginning of this year.
The success was significantly attributed to efforts by local authorities in organising trade and investment promotion activities in several countries, said Le Van Danh, Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.
Through these activities, local enterprises, especially those producing textiles, footwear and fibre, set up partnerships and signed long-term orders to ship their goods abroad, he noted.
To realise its export target set for the year, Danh said local authorities will continue to increase promotion activities as well as create all possible conditions for enterprises to bring their ware to new markets such as Africa, the Middle East and South America.
From now to 2015, Dong Nai will focus on the markets of Cambodia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, India, Australia, Chile, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which have great demand of the locality’s key products.
The department will regularly hold meetings with firms to swiftly address difficulties facing them in export.