(VOV) - Ambassadors and trade counselors met with outstanding businesses in Hanoi on December 20 to discuss ways to help them boost exports.
Representatives from some businesses pointed out difficulties they face with exporting, such as high interest rates of bank loans and the length of time it takes to transport goods.
They paid great attention to trade promotion and information exchange to link businesses at home with overseas trade offices.
The Vietnamese ambassador to Belgium, Pham Sanh Chau, said although Vietnam’s exports to the European Union have increased by 50 percent, they still face a number of difficulties and challenges, citing the fact that the EU is a demanding market with many technical barriers.
Businesses should prepare technical, legal and political plans to cope with future anti-dumping lawsuits in big markets like the EU, Chau warned.
The Vietnamese trade counselor to the US said that the US has introduced a new bill on food safety which will come into effect in 2012. He suggested that exporters keep a tight rein on food safety regulations and consult US experts about the new regulations before exporting goods to the market.