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(HCM CityWeb) – On the morning of March 14, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the South, a cooperation signing ceremony between Alibaba and Fado took place under the witness of representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, media units and representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. businesses.
With the aim of helping the Vietnamese business community join the export trend through e-commerce, Fado has signed a cooperation agreement with Alibaba to become an official partner of Alibaba to better support businesses. Vietnamese businesses when participating in trading through Alibaba.com.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Quang Huy, Deputy Director of the Southern Department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said that this signing opens a new trade channel to support Vietnamese businesses, (especially medium-sized ones. and small businesses that do not have enough professional export personnel, have no experience, do not understand foreign markets…) can actively offer products to other countries’ markets through stalls on Alibaba.com through support at http://alibaba.fado.vn/ .

Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Dung, Vice Chairman of Vietnam E-commerce Association emphasized: cross-border e-commerce has become an important channel for export, 32% of Vietnamese small and medium enterprises have established business relationship with foreign partners through online channels (according to Vietnam E-commerce Index Report).

Representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam E-commerce Association,
Fado Company and Alibaba Group at the signing ceremony

. Joining B2B e-commerce platforms will help exporters directly approach customers. worldwide, thereby expanding opportunities to access global markets, reducing costs associated with traditional trade promotion such as participating in fairs and exhibitions, setting up offices in target markets. pepper.

Mr. Pham Dat, General Director of Fado shared: Fado is a pioneer in cross-border e-commerce platform in Vietnam. Thanks to extensive experience, and in-depth knowledge of e-commerce operations and online marketing, along with a team of professional and dedicated consultants, Fado will definitely help businesses improve their online offering. , making it easier and more convenient to trade with the world of business.

The cooperation between Fado and Alibaba brings great value to the SME community and society, in the context that exports are playing an increasingly important role in Vietnam’s economy. During its operation, Fado has successfully promoted and sold many strong products of Vietnam in the fields of leather, footwear, handicrafts, techniques… bringing great value to the SME business community. and Vietnamese society.

According to the report of the General Department of Customs, the total import and export value of Vietnam in 2018 reached about 482 billion USD. Through the Alibaba.com channel, the value of exports from Vietnamese enterprises can increase even more when small and medium enterprises have the opportunity to participate in direct export. According to the General Statistics Office, out of a total of 517,900 registered enterprises, there are only about 10,100 large enterprises, accounting for a modest rate of 1.9%. The number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) accounted for 98.1%. Notably, 66% of which are SMEs are micro-sized, difficult to export directly.

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