This year's contracts are worth nearly double that of last year's contracts. The five-day trade fair, which began on November 8, is being held at the Hekou-ASEAN International Trade Centre in China's Yunnan Province. It has about 1,200 kiosks of companies from Viet Nam, China and other countries in the region.
The Government chief shared with the guest Viet Nam’s typical agricultural production models and experiences, saying the Southeast Asian country is ready to cooperate with Cuba in food production, aquaculture production and processing.
Speaking at a business meeting held byVCCI, the Royal Thailand General Consulate and the Thai Trade Centre in HCM City yesterday, Tuan said that bilateral trade had grown rapidly in the past few years, reaching nearly $9.5 billion last year.
Russia's Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service (VPSS) has lifted a temporary ban on seafood imports from seven Vietnamese businesses into the Russian market, according to the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (NAFIQAD).
Do Ha Nam, chairman of the Viet Nam Pepper Association said the world economy is showing signs of recovery. He said this could be seen in the increased prices of domestic as well as foreign agricultural products.
In 2012 Myanmar ranked 55th among 230 foreign exporters to Viet Nam, shipping $117.8 million worth of commodities, up 42.9 per cent compared to 2011.
  Two-way trade turnover between Russia and Vietnam has increased sharply, according to the Russian Ministry of Economic Development.
Viet Nam's trade value with Africa-West-South Asia markets reached US$9.85 billion over the first eight months of this year, according to the General Department of Customs.  To the figure, exports contributed $5.73 billion, while $4.12 billion came from imports representing 7 per cent fall on last year, it said.
The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) reports tuna exports to the European Union (EU) continue to rise despite a recent decline in shrimp and tra fish exports.
Vietnam has exported more than 5.1 million tonnes of rice since the beginning of this year, earning over US$2.26 billion, according to the Vietnam Food Association (VFA).
 Vietnamese businesses have so far this year shipped over 4.52 million tonnes of rice abroad for nearly 2.06 billion USD, said the Vietnam Food Association.
Two-way trade between Vietnam and Chile in the first six months of this year saw a year-on-year increase of 38 percent to more than 321 million USD despite economic difficulties, Chile ’s Trade Promotion Agency said on August 8.
   Two-way trade turnover between Vietnam and India in the first six months of this year reached US$1.84 billion, an increase of 0.45 percent over the same period last year.
Two-way trade between Vietnam and Brazil topped US$876 million during the first half of this year, representing a significant increase of 35 percent, according to Brazil’s Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade.
 Vietnam earned nearly US$50 million from exports to Myanmar in the first six months of this year, up 36.3 percent over the same period last year.
Vietnam exported 15,000 tonnes of pepper in May, earning over 102 million USD, bringing pepper exports in the first five months of this year to 62,000 tonnes, worth 424 million USD.
Vietnam exported 7.33 billion USD worth of goods to the US , a year-on-year increase of 18 percent, the Ministry of Industry and Trade has said.
The total export turnover for the past five months hit nearly US$42.9 billion, representing a year-on-year increase of 24.1 percent, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).
The Vietnamese Embassy in Paraguay and the Paraguay-Vietnam Trade, Industry and Culture Chamber held a get-together in Asuncion on May 29, with businesses of the Latin American country.
The Europe Market Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) will go on a fact finding tour and conduct a number of activities during Vietnam Week in Germany from May 26-June 1. 
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