The Hanoitimes - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MRAD) has approved a project for handicraft and fine art exports for the 2010-2025 period.
Under the project, the Ministry strives to reach handicraft and fine art export turnover of USD 1.6 billion by 2015.
Of this total, export turnover of the bamboo group is expected to hit USD 530 million, accounting for 33 percent, while the figure for the pottery and china group will be USD 480 million, making up 30 percent. In addition, the target for the handicraft group will be USD 270 million, accounting for 17 percent, while USD 130 million will be the target for carved wood products and household goods group, making up 8 percent. Various other groups are expected to post USD 190 million, accounting for 12 percent.
The Ministry also proposed solutions on trade promotion, with special importance attached to developing export markets and improving the quality and efficiency of researching, surveying and trading. In particular, the plans targeted large markets with much potential for Vietnamese handicraft and fine art products, such as the US, the EU, Japan, Russia, Australia, South Africa and North Europe.