Total import and export turnover in the first eight months of the year reached US$497 billion, of which export turnover hit $250 billion, up 9.1 percent over the same period last year.
Minister of Industry and Trade (MoIT) affirms that Vietnam's export goods do not contain the SARS-CoV-2 virus, unlike some sources have stated.
Experts have urged Vietnamese exporters to shift their attention to neighbouring ASEAN markets given that COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on major markets such as the EU and the US, a recent conference heard.
The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) open many opportunities to promote trade and investment between Vietnam and the European Union.
With a record trade surplus of 9.12 billion USD over the first 11 months and year-on-year export growth of 7.8 percent, experts believe that 2019 will be the fourth straight year Vietnam will post a trade surplus.
Exports by domestic businesses have increased at a faster pace than that by foreign invested ones between January and October, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).