The event features 67 pavilions from 40 Vietnamese companies who are now official importers of Thai products.
On display is a diverse range of products, including food, drinks, fresh fruits, household appliances, textile and garments, jewelry, beauty care products, decorations and others.
Speaking at the opening ceremony for the week, Thai Ambassador to Hanoi Thani Saengrat emphasised that Thailand and Vietnam have become important economic partners. The trade turnover between the two countries has grown steadily, at over US$17 billion in 2019.
Meanwhile, Chairman of Hai Phong City People’s Committee Nguyen Van Thanh said that in recent years, many major groups from Thailand have liaised with retail systems in Vietnam, including MM Mega market, Big C Vietnam, Nguyen Kim electronics retailer and Lan Chi Mart.
He also noted that Thailand Week in Hai Phong is expected to expand trade relations between Thailand and Hai Phong city in particular and between the two countries in general as well as restart trade activities following the Covid-19 pandemic.
In addition, the event will be a good opportunity for investors and enterprises in Hai Phong to meet and exchange experiences, contributing to increasing two-way import-export turnover between Vietnam and Thailand.