Vietnam, South Africa discuss free trade agreement

Vietnam and South Africa should consider building a free trade agreement to facilitate goods and service exchange and investment cooperation, said Bui Thi Thanh An, Deputy Head of the Trade Promotion Agency of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. At Tuesday's meeting with South Africa's Ministry of Industry and Trade, part of the Vietnamese delegation's trip to attend the South African International Trade Exhibition 2019 (SAITEX) in Johannesburg, Ms. An said although Vietnam-South Africa trade turnover has increased for years, there is still room to expand two-way trade, especially in mining, production, and processing of food and seafood.

Vietnam will organize a workshop on bilateral trade links in Cape Town on Thursday. The Vietnamese delegation will also work with local importers, retailers, and distributors to learn the import and distribution requirements of supermarket chains in South Africa.

Source: VOV5