Enterprise Florida to lead trade mission to Hanoi
Written by Katherine Lewin on January 22, 2019
Small to mid-sized Florida businesses are going to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Vietnam, from May 31 to June 8, led by Enterprise Florida Inc. for the first time on an export sales mission.
For exports from the US to Vietnam, the state economic development agency says, the best sectors are environmental and pollution control equipment and services, healthcare and medical, information and communication technologies, power generation, franchise industry, education and training, aviation, defense sector and agribusiness.
According to a press release, the US is Vietnam’s largest export market and “a major source of foreign direct investment, helping fuel Vietnam’s remarkable economic growth.”
The US has seen a 330% increase of exports to Vietnam over the last 10 years, fueled by stronger trade ties between the two countries and Vietnam’s large population of 93 million.
“Trade between the US and Vietnam has increased tremendously, providing Florida exporters with the opportunity to grow their client base and expand their international reach in the Asian market,” Manny Mencia, senior vice president of international trade and development of Enterprise, said in the release. “I encourage Florida businesses interested in entering or expanding in the Vietnam market to join EFI on this export sales mission.”
In 2018, products and services valued at $147.7 billion moved through Florida’s ports and Florida exports reached $55 billion.
The Florida companies will participate in one-on-one meetings with Vietnamese companies coordinated by the US Commercial Service. Registration to attend is open.
Details: John Diep at firstname.lastname@example.org and (561) 832-8339, or Andrea Moore at email@example.com and (850) 469-8989.