The Việt Nam Trade Office in Australia has launched a new application called Viet-Aus Trade to support export businesses, as well as provide information on products and investment opportunities.
It is expected that the application will be introduced to thousands of importers, business associations and investors in Australia and a number of neighbouring island nations to form a strong network with Vietnamese businesses, associations and localities.
The application is completely free and downloaded through Apple Store and Google Play.
Nguyễn Phú Hòa, head of the Việt Nam Trade Office in Australia, said that the Ministry of Industry and Trade had taken a strong direction in expanding and putting information technology into the market last year.
Aware of the urgent task, as well as creating the best support for businesses in Việt Nam and Australia, the trade office has focused on information technology and built a new generation of trade networks, which is complementary to traditional market promotion activities, he said.
With the desire to connect importers and investors in Australia with Việt Nam, the trade office hoped that localities in Việt Nam would regularly update the lists of products and projects on local websites in English or send it directly to the trade office.
Statistics from the General Department of Việt Nam Customs showed that two-way trade between Việt Nam and Australia reached more than US$2.7 billion in the first four months of this year, an increase of nearly 11 per cent over the same period last year.
In particular, Việt Nam's exports to the Australian market reached more than $1.2 billion, up 7.3 per cent.