The businesses showcased their strengths in agriculture, household appliances and wooden furniture, among others, enticing local importers and visitors who were interested in the prices, quality, and production process and export possibility of Vietnamese goods.
The fair offers an opportunity for Vietnamese enterprises to introduce Vietnamese export staples in South Africa and throughout Africa in general, said Vu Van Dung, Vietnamese Ambassador to South Africa.
He hailed the bilateral trade turnover of more than US$1 billion, as a highlight of Vietnam’s economic activities in Africa.
However, he noted that there is still huge potential for Vietnam to enhance trade cooperation with the region, especially the host country, expressing his hope for better access to the market for Vietnamese products.
SAITEX is the biggest annual international trade fair in Africa, aiming to boost trade exchange between South Africa and other countries, while creating better links between producers, exporters, importers and distributors.
This year’s exhibition, which runs through June 27, gathers nearly 600 businesses and more than 50,000 people from about 30 countries and territories worldwide.