In cooperation with foreign organizations in Vietnam
In order to provide more information for members and support foreign enterprises in seeking information, ECVN Board of Management has had many cooperation programs with foreign economic and commercial organizations in Vietnam such as Flanders Investment and Trade Promotion Agency of Belgium, European Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Eurocham), Taipei Cultural and Economic Office, German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and etc.
The content of the cooperation program includes: information exchange to support ECVN members and foreign enterprises, business information, information verification relating to legal entity, business fields, and address and enterprise introduction for ECVN.
ECVN Board of Management has chosen business opportunities provided by those organizations and posted them on Business Information at the homepage of ECVN at the address www.ecvn.gov.vn
Through the above-mentioned cooperation activities, ECVN members will be provided more useful information. At the same time, foreign enterprises have another reliable address to explore Vietnamese market and partners.
In the coming time, Board of Management will continue to carry out cooperation programs like those with reputable organizations in Vietnam.
In February, the number of companies joining ECVN is over 500 rising more than 100 members compared to that last month. Of which, there are 90 silver members who were awarded Viet Yellow Stars and verified as reputable export performers in 2005.
Together with the rise in numbers of members, the number of business opportunities is rising, too. Up to the end of this month, the total number of business opportunities in Vietnamese and English pages is over 600. Business Information has provided more business opportunities for members, especially exporter ones. Service business has attracted many companies’ attention. The ranking of www.ecvn.gov.vn on Alexa increases stably over that time. The number of visits especially visits from foreigners increases rapidly.
Having contacts and sending letter to invite Japanese companies delegates to join ECVN
On 2nd February, 2006, Vietnam Trade Office in cooperation with Vietnam-Japan Trade Association led a delegation of 17 Japanese businesses to Vietnam to explore Vietnamese investment environment. That delegation consisted of wholesalers of big supermarkets in Japan and they are trading in necessity goods such as sundries, machinery tools, construction materials, stationery, and handicraft. In addition to that, ECVN Board of Management had a chance to talk to and invite those enterprises to join ECVN. The participation of Japanese companies would be a good chance for ECVN members to further export Vietnamese goods to Japanese market.
Inviting Chinese companies to join ECVN
Within the scope of the third transportation and shipping international exhibition held at Giang Vo Exhibition Center from 21st to 24th, February, 2006, ECVN Board of Management in cooperation with Hanoi Trade Department introduced ECVN and invited nearly 100 Chinese companies to join Vietnam E-commerce Portal. Those Chinese companies pay a lot of attention to Vietnamese companies and hope to seek as many Vietnamese partners as possible.
In cooperation with Vietnam Trade Office in foreign countries
Over the time, ECVN Board of Management has received much useful information from Vietnam Trade Office in foreign countries. Of which, there are many useful information for ECVN members such as market reports, partner seeking information and etc. Members can read that information at Business Information or ECVN News on www.ecvn.gov.vn. In addition to that, ECVN members can have direct contacts with trade office for further information.
Shifting English page into homepage
After half a operation year, ECVN has attracted the attention of companies including foreign companies. In order to facilitate Vietnamese companies to push exports and the number of companies seeking for Vietnamese partners, ECVN Board of Management set up defaulted language on the homepage www.ecvn.gov.vn in English. According to our statistics, the number of foreign visits to www.ecvn.gov.vn increases rapidly. Therefore, ECVN Board of Management notices that members should post company information and business opportunities in English page.
Together with plentiful and varied information on www.ecvn.gov.vn, to save information seeking time for members, ECVN Board of Management has completed advanced search tool. Advanced tool will enable companies to seek business opportunities and partners following many criteria such as goods, services, business fields, places, member classification and etc.
At the same time, Board of Management supplement help for advanced search on www.ecvn.gov.vn.
New member support
Over the time, ECVN Board of Management has provided usernames and passwords for new members. At the same time, members are guided to manage their company information and to post business opportunities on www.ecvn.gov.vn. Besides, Board of Management frequently sends emails replying to members on business skills on ECVN.
Sending business information to specific categories
After receiving business information from cooperation organizations, Board of Management frequently send notice emails to members having suitable trading goods to partners’ demands. Through that, many members actively contact with partners. In the coming time, Board of Management will further push that kind of support.
Nationwide Commercial Conference 2006
On the occasion of Nationwide Commercial Conference 2006 held from 1st to 3rd March, 2006, ECVN Board of Management in cooperation with relating agencies of Ministry of Trade made preparations for Pronouncing Ceremony of Reputable Export Companies of the year 2005. There are introducing and review reports of support activities of Ministry of Trade for reputable export companies of the year 2004 and planned support activities for those companies of the year 2005, of which ECVN activities are the most notable event.
ECVN Board of Management rushes to prepare for the launching of Online Tender on www.ecvn.gov.vn. That special page will allow investors to call for tender and to admit submission as well as pronounce results online. Board of Management will set regulations to ensure the convenience, safe and concrete. It is expected to be launched at mid-March.
Welcoming International Women’s Day 8th, March
To welcome International Women’s Day 8th, March, ECVN Board of Management will organize special activities for ECVN female members.
Female members who have posted the most business opportunities will get attractive from ECVN Board of Management. List of female winners will be posted in the Box of Happy International Women’s Day at ECVN homepage.