Overseas Vietnamese businesses are messengers bringing Vietnamese goods to world

Friday, 22/07/2022 17:21
After over two years of being suspended by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Ho Van Lam, Chairman of the Businessmen Association of Thai-Vietnam (BAOTV), had the opportunity to return to the homeland to participate in the program "Connecting overseas Vietnamese businessmen in Thailand with localities".
Mr. Ho Van Lam (Photo: baoquocte.vn) 

Mr. Lam shared that the business trip, which lasted nearly 10 days from July 3-11 with a dense schedule in six localities of Da Nang, Quang Nam, Kien Giang, Ho Chi Minh City, Bac Giang and Hanoi, had great significance for overseas Vietnamese businesses in Thailand.

This is a good opportunity for Thai and Vietnamese businesses to meet, exchange, connect, exchange, cooperate and learn about the business investment environment.

At the end of the program, the Chairman of BAOTV excitedly announced that 20 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed between BAOTV and Vietnamese business associations, between overseas Vietnamese businesses in Thailand and Vietnamese enterprises, in many fields such as garment, hotel tourism, high-tech agriculture and local specialties.

It is the first positive signal that opens a new path of cooperation between business associations and businesses of the two countries. I hope, in the coming time, businesses will make efforts to bring Vietnamese goods to Thailand and vice versa, said Mr. Lam

According to the Chairman of BAOTV, implementing the Prime Minister's Project 1797 mobilizing overseas Vietnamese to introduce and consume products and develop distribution channels of Vietnamese goods abroad in the period of 2020-2024, the association has established a Exhibition Center of High Quality Vietnamese Products, in the VT Namneung Community supermarket complex located in Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand.

This center will display and introduce Vietnamese goods to overseas Vietnamese and Thai people.

“We are ready to support Vietnamese businesses to bring their goods on display for free. Currently, BAOTV owns a separate company with a charter capital of 15 billion VND and is expected to increase over time,” Mr. Lam emphasized.

“We will use this capital for trade exchange and bringing Vietnamese products to Thailand,” he said.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Lam and his family often returned to Vietnam about three times a year.

Therefore, even though he owns VT Namnueng big brand, which is present in 50 localities in Thailand, Mr. Lam always looks to Vietnam and wonders how to bring Vietnamese goods to Thailand.

Besides the efforts of BAOTV, Mr. Lam suggested that in the coming time, the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand and related agencies continue to support the country to reduce technical barriers in exporting goods; strengthen road, sea and air traffic connections between the two countries, especially in the Northeast region of Thailand - where many overseas Vietnamese people live.

At the same time, it is necessary to step up negotiations so that Thailand widely recognizes Vietnamese goods standards, strengthen promotion and market research, focus on packaging and food safety criteria.

In addition, Mr. Ho Van Lam said that it is necessary to continue to organize promotional activities, trade, tourism and investment promotion in Thailand. Since then, Thai corporations, businesses and people, especially overseas Vietnamese, have had the opportunity to trade with Vietnamese businesses.

“The overseas Vietnamese community in general and in Thailand in particular is an inseparable part and an important resource of the Vietnamese ethnic community. Therefore, we overseas Vietnamese businesses can completely be messengers to bring Vietnamese goods to the world," the Chairman of BAOTV affirmed.

"Connecting overseas Vietnamese businessmen in Thailand with localities" is the first program in the State Commission for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs’ project on taking overseas Vietnamese delegations to the homeland to connect business with Vietnamese localities./.