Association seeks measures to help small businesses amid coronavirus outbreak

Thursday, 2020-03-12 09:58:34
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The conference of the Vietnam Association of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
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NDO - The Vietnam Association of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (VINASME) met on March 11 to propose measures aimed at assisting its members in coping with the coronavirus outbreak.

The association’s chairman, Nguyen Van Than, said the outbreak is still developing in a complicated manner and has hit enterprises very hard, especially small and mid-sized businesses.

He noted that outbreak curbs must be taken with caution without freezing all business activities.

VINASME General Secretary To Hoai Nam shared that the body will adopt practical measures to help small and medium businesses boost their immunity to the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak.

He asked enterprises to evaluate demands accurately and adjust their production plans accordingly while taking action to retain key personnel so as to be able to quickly resume normal activities after the outbreak is contained.

The association also asked the government to take consistent and synchronised measures to maintain both supply and demand, stabilise the consumer market and postpone loan repayments for coronavirus-hit businesses.

It also called for measures to facilitate trade at border gates, promote e-commerce, and support trade promotion in new markets outside China, among others.