Boeing, Walmart, Amazon look for Vietnamese suppliers

By Tat Dat   September 13, 2023 | 04:16 am PT
Boeing, Walmart, Amazon look for Vietnamese suppliers
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai speaks at a forum on Sep 13, 2023. Photo by ITPC
Foreign companies including Boeing, Walmart and Amazon are looking for suppliers for Vietnam in a series of events hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Representatives of energy firm AES, retailer Carrefour, sports equipment retailer Decathlon, furniture company IKEA, retailers Aeon, Uniqlo and Central Group, among others, were present at the Export Forum 2023: Connecting International Supply Chains on Wednesday in Ho Chi Minh City.

Oliver Langlet, CEO of Central Retail in Vietnam, said that the domestic manufacturing sector had been developing well in the last 30 years as shown by many high-quality products and the industry’s efficient workers.

Lionel Adenot, CEO of Decathlon Vietnam, said that the country had a big opportunity to be a key factor in the global supply chain.

Companies should make early plans and prioritize domestic raw materials while limiting environmental impact, he added.

Deputy Ministry of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai said that the participation of businesses from over 30 countries and territories would help push Vietnam deeper into the global supply chain.

In the first eight months, Vietnam’s trade reached $435 billion with a trade surplus of over $20 billion.

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