The Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (VTPA) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade introduced the event during a press conference in Ho Chi Minh City on April 13.

VTPA Director Vu Ba Phu said the expo will create an excellent opportunity for Vietnamese businesses to make inroads into the market, helping narrow the trade gap with China, as well as expand cooperation with Chinese partners and hundreds of other participating economies.

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To boost exports to China, businesses need to increase the quality of products, build brand names, and improve packaging and designing. At the same time, they need to update information about the market, import-export policies, and customers’ demand in different Chinese localities.

More than 100 countries are expected to join the CIIE 2018 with over 150,000 customers in and outside China. The business exhibition area of the expo will cover 210,000 square meters, consisting of two sections: goods and services.

The goods section will feature high-end intelligent equipment, consumer electronics and appliances, automobile, apparel, accessories and consumer goods, food and agricultural products, medical equipment and medical care products.

Meanwhile the services section will comprise tourism services, emerging technologies, culture and education, creative design and service outsourcing.

Source: VNA