A seminar entitled “Supporting enterprises in Long An province to promote exports through e-commerce” was held in Long An on April 25, 2023, for the years 2023 to 2025.
The Department of Industry and Trade and the Provincial Centre for Industry Promotion and Trade Promotion collaborate with OSB Technology Investment & Joint Stock Company to implement the digital transformation process for businesses by the policy of the People’s Committee of Long An province.
Ms. Chau Thi Le, Deputy Director of the Department of Industry and Trade of Long An province, emphasized during her speech at the seminar, “In the current era, digital transformation is occurring vigorously; digital platforms and digital applications link the market to the market. The school is highly effective. E-commerce, particularly cross-border e-commerce, becomes a potential export channel for businesses, which must exploit and effectively apply it as soon as possible.
“Long An has supported e-commerce applications and development in a variety of ways. , cooperatives; share success stories of businesses and cooperatives when exporting online; Support enterprises to effectively participate in export promotion activities through the e-commerce floor; and briefly introduce the Department of Industry and Trade.
It is known that, as of April 2023, OSB is the exclusive agent of Alibaba.com’s e-commerce platform on the Long An province market. Since 2009, OSB Investment and Technology Joint Stock Company has been a pioneer in its cooperation with Alibaba.com in the Vietnam market, assisting thousands of Vietnamese businesses to export by utilizing Alibaba.com’s online export platform. The cooperation between OSB and the Department of Industry and Trade of Long An province demonstrates the commitment of both parties to contribute to the growth of cooperation and association between businesses in Long An province in the future.
Mr. Tran Dinh Toan, Deputy General Director of OSB Technology Investment & Joint Stock Company, stated, “We anticipate a quicker adoption of e-commerce on the Vietnamese market, particularly in the export industry. Long An’s strong position in the agricultural product industry makes it an ideal candidate for deploying this model via the Alibaba.com e-commerce platform. We find Alibaba.com’s business model to be highly compatible with the current business model. Alibaba.com is already well-known in the Chinese market, and China has become a significant export market. There are 98% of small and medium businesses in Vietnam, and Alibaba.com is the primary support channel for these businesses. These are our objectives for exporting Vietnamese goods to the global market…”
Businesses had the opportunity to learn and ask questions about e-commerce and Alibaba.com at the seminar. The majority of businesses are involved in the production of agricultural goods; food and beverage, apparel, furniture, and machinery… When Green West Company representatives go on the floor to interact with the public, they pose several questions about cost issues. How will the Department of Industry and Trade assist businesses in registering for participation? At the conference, the representatives of the Department of Industry and Trade and OSB Company responded directly to the aforementioned topics. Specifically, Deputy Director of the Department of Industry and Trade – Chau Thi Le added that Long An will support businesses for the first year in terms of costs when joining the e-commerce floor to make it easier for businesses, cooperatives, etc. to get close to this distribution channel.
As one of the cooperatives that operate effectively when listed on the e-commerce floor, Mr. Nguyen Quoc Cuong – Director of My Thanh Agricultural Cooperative, Thu Thua District, Long An, stated: “The cooperative is currently bringing Long’s fruit and vegetable products. A to the grocery store. The Department of Industry and Trade has recently assisted My Thanh Cooperative in listing on the e-commerce floor, which has significantly increased sales compared to before. In the future, the cooperative hopes to export its products on larger e-commerce platforms to foreign markets.” In addition, he anticipates that the My Thanh cooperative will export 20 tonnes of fruits and vegetables per month in 2023.
Within the scope of the seminar, the Department of Industry and Trade of Long An province and the Public Investment & Joint Stock Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding to assist Long An province businesses in increasing exports through e-commerce. OSB development. In the cooperation agreement, the parties agree to coordinate and maximize their respective capacities, thereby contributing to the growth of the digital agricultural economy and facilitating the access of Long An businesses to trade opportunities. Expanding the rural export market in the province of Long An between 2023 and 2025. In the context of Vietnam’s deepening economic integration with the global economy, the signing ceremony aims to create favorable conditions for businesses to have greater opportunities for trade and market expansion.