​Alibaba has major ambitions for Vietnamese businesses

By Anh Tu   March 16, 2021 | 11:00 pm PT
​Alibaba has major ambitions for Vietnamese businesses
Alibaba’s office in Beijing, China. Photo by Shutterstock/testing.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba wants to have over 10,000 Vietnamese small and medium-sized enterprises selling on its platform by 2025.

Its government relation and business development manager, Vu The Tung, who revealed this at a ceremony to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency on Tuesday, said his company would help Vietnamese businesses increase their exports by promoting their products.

The two signatories have been running a training program since August last year to enhance Vietnamese businesses’ ability to participate in global e-commerce.

Vu Thi Minh Thuy, manager of the agency’s information technology application center, said through the training program over 300 companies have been provided consultancy in online cross-border sales.

Fifty agriculture, aquaculture, food processing, and packaging companies became ready to sell on Alibaba’s e-commerce platform after completing training in October, she said.

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai, who hailed Alibaba’s support, said: "The Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency and Alibaba will continue to look for enterprises to take part in the training program, and create recognition for Vietnamese brands on Alibaba’s e-commerce platform. They are also planning to create an exclusive section for Vietnamese products on the Alibaba website."

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