Yunnan will apply more active measures to encourage businesses to further expand bilateral trade, expand imports of products from Vietnam, especially tropical fruits and agricultural products…
On December 20, the Department of Trade Promotion (Ministry of Industry and Trade) coordinated with the Department of Commerce of Yunnan Province (China) to organize the “Conference on Trade Promotion and Economic Cooperation between Vietnam and China (Yunnan) )”.
The event was held in the context that General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping just had a very successful official visit to Vietnam this December, and the two sides achieved many important agreements in economic and trade cooperation.
Yunnan businesses brought their products to display and introduce at the conference.
At the same time, this is also a meaningful activity to implement the cooperation contents in the Memorandum of Understanding on trade development cooperation between the Departments of Industry and Trade of 12 provinces and cities of Vietnam and the Department of Trade Promotion (Ministry of Industry and Trade). ) with the Department of Commerce of Yunnan Province (China) was signed on July 13, 2018 in Lao Cai province, Vietnam and aims to promote the development of economic and trade cooperation relations between Vietnam and China in general and with Yunnan province in particular.
BILATERAL TRADE IS REMAIN VERY MODEST
According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, in the period 2017 – 2021, import and export turnover of Vietnam – China (Yunnan) is constantly increasing. In 2017, the import-export turnover between the two sides reached 3.7 billion USD, of which Yunnan exported 2.01 billion USD and imported 1.69 billion USD.
The import-export turnover between the two sides in 2018, 2019, and 2020 was 4.27 billion USD, 4.32 billion USD, and 5.07 billion USD, respectively. In 2021, the import-export turnover of the two sides will reach 5.16 billion USD, of which Yunnan’s exports will reach 3.98 billion USD and imports will reach 1.18 billion USD.
Currently, Vietnam exports to Yunnan products such as: Yellow phosphorus, tropical fruits (dragon fruit, mango, banana, watermelon, lychee, longan…), wood products, peeled boards, medicinal herbs, fresh cassava, cassava starch, agricultural products, seafood… via road, rail and waterway.
Speaking at the conference, Deputy Director of the Trade Promotion Department Le Hoang Tai said that Yunnan province plays a huge role in economic and trade cooperation between the two countries. Currently, Yunnan province shares a border with four northern provinces of Vietnam: Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Lai Chau, and Dien Bien. At the same time, it is also an important trade gateway in the economic corridor of Kunming – Lao Cai – Hanoi – Hai Phong – Quang Ninh.
Yunnan businesses livestream tiktok right outside the conference.
With a favorable location, Yunnan province is an effective bridge for Vietnamese goods to go deep and far to provinces and cities in the Southwest region of China, and is an important gateway to bring Vietnamese products to Vietnam. products and goods of Chinese enterprises through Vietnam to the rich potential ASEAN market.
However, Mr. Tai was also frank that despite its important position, role and potential market, Vietnam’s economic and trade cooperation with Yunnan is not yet commensurate with the potential of the two sides.
In 2022, Vietnam – Yunnan trade turnover will only reach 3.2 billion USD. In the first 10 months of 2023, two-way trade only reached 2.2 billion USD, accounting for a very modest proportion of the total trade turnover of Vietnam – China.
“Therefore, the potential and space to exploit and develop economic and trade cooperation between Vietnamese localities and Yunnan province is still very large,” Mr. Tai emphasized.
Mr. Nguyen Minh Tien, Director of the Center for Agricultural Trade Promotion (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) informed that China is Vietnam’s largest agricultural export market in 2023. May 11, 2023, Vietnamese agricultural products exported to China reached 11.5 billion USD, an increase of 18% over the same period in 2022, accounting for 23.2% of Vietnam’s total agricultural export turnover.
According to statistics, the volume of agricultural trade in Yunnan province accounts for about 15% of the volume of agricultural trade between Vietnam and China. The main exported agricultural products are fruits, vegetables, seafood…
PROMOTE PROMOTION AND CONNECTION
Mr. Tien said that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is very interested in developing cooperative relations with the authorities of China and Yunnan in particular to enhance exchanges, implement trade activities, and make connections. connecting and promoting trade between Vietnamese and Yunnan businesses.
Organize delegations of Vietnamese agricultural and OCOP product exporters to participate in exhibitions and fairs in China to introduce Vietnamese quality products to the Chinese market and consumers.
At the same time, support connecting Chinese agricultural machinery equipment suppliers with Vietnamese production units and cooperatives in need. As well as cooperating with a number of Chinese units to develop and bring Vietnamese agricultural and food products and OCOP products to e-commerce channels in China.
“The Agricultural Trade Promotion Center wishes to strengthen cooperation and coordinate the organization of trade promotion activities between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Department of Commerce of Yunnan Province, contributing to promoting the export of agricultural and aquatic products. Vietnam’s strong products to the Chinese market through official channels. On the other hand, introduce Chinese high-tech agricultural machinery products to Vietnamese businesses, organizations and individuals,” Mr. Tien proposed.
Tại hội nghị, ông Đàm Vỹ, Phó Giám đốc Sở Thương mại tỉnh Vân Nam đánh giá, Việt Nam là quốc gia quan trọng tại châu Á, là thành viên quan trọng của Asean và RCEP. Trung Quốc và Việt Nam là hai nước láng giềng hữu nghị, sông núi liền nhau, là cộng đồng cùng chia sẻ tương lai có ý nghĩa chiến lược…
Trong giai đoạn 13 năm thương mại Vân Nam (Trung Quốc) – Việt Nam, từ 17,74 tỷ nhân dân tệ năm 2016 tăng lên 35,24 tỷ nhân dân tệ năm 2020, tăng trưởng bình quân năm 18,7%. Không gian hợp tác thương mại giữa hai bên còn rất lớn và còn rất nhiều tiềm năng để tiếp tục triển khai hợp tác thương mại.
Vì vậy, ông Đàm Vỹ cho rằng các cơ quan Chính phủ và các doanh nghiệp hai bên cùng chung tay tiến về phía trước, tập trung sâu hơn vào các lĩnh vực hợp tác thực tế, tạo ra nhiều cơ hội hợp tác mới.
Ông Đàm Vỹ kiến nghị, hai bên cần tăng cường hợp tác song phương, hợp tác thương mại Vân Nam – Việt Nam là ưu tiên quan trọng hàng đầu. Hai bên có tính bổ sung nhau mạnh, tiềm năng lớn, nên Vân Nam sẽ áp dụng các biện pháp tích cực hơn nhằm khuyến khích các doanh nghiệp liên quan mở rộng hơn nữa thương mại song phương.
Vân Nam sẽ khuyến khích các doanh nghiệp mở rộng nhập khẩu các sản phẩm từ Việt Nam đặc biệt các loại trái cây và sản phẩm nông nghiệp nhiệt đới. Ngược lại, tỉnh Vân Nam kỳ vọng doanh nghiệp Việt Nam tích cực khai thác, phát triển thị trường Vân Nam.
“Chúng tôi sẽ tối ưu hơn nữa môi trường đầu tư để cung cấp các dịch vụ chất lượng cho các doanh nghiệp Việt Nam sang Vân Nam đầu tư”, ông Đàm Vỹ khẳng định.
Mặt khác, tăng cường tổ chức các hội chợ, triển lãm đồng thời khuyến khích doanh nghiệp tham gia nhằm tận dụng triệt để các hạ tầng giao dịch của hai bên trong hội chợ sản phẩm…