Saigon Paper Corporation said it had received a US$120,000 order for its paper tissues from Japan.
Luu Quy Phuong, Head of the company’s trade department said this was a positive sign considering foreign paper tissues have to satisfy numerous stringent requirements before they can enter the Japanese market.
Phuong said his company would ship to Japan thirteen 40-foot containers of paper tissues every month in the first half of this year and in the later half, switch to 50-foot containers when its new My Xuan II plant is up and running.
The Japanese importer would sell Saigon Paper Corp.’s tissues at over 200 retail stores in Japan, Phuong said.
The Vietnamese company’s brand name and logo would remain on the label.