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Vietnam, Japan enhance e-commerce cooperationHanoi has hosted an October 29 seminar on strengthening Vietnam’s and Japan’s e-commerce cooperation.

Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Tran Tuan Anh described the event as part of an annual policy dialogue programme.

Tran Huu Linh, head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s (MoIT) E-commerce and Information Technology Agency, said the two countries’ e-commerce cooperation has reaped remarkable results in recent years.

The MoIT instructed the Agency to host the biennial conference in recognition of this. This year’s event was held on its largest scale yet, attracting participation from relevant ministries, agencies, and prestigious e-commerce experts.

Linh said the policy dialogues have helped Vietnamese managers, researchers, and authorities learn more about the e-commerce infrastructure required  for the Vietnamese industry’s successful international integration. It has also assisted with policy formulation for facilitating e-commerce’s development.

The seminar discussed issues including e-commerce and the law, e-commerce and mobile devices, e-commerce and tourism, and e-commerce’s distribution challenges.

Japanese experts also shared their experience in creating new services and adding value to existing e-commerce systems.

They emphasised how their attempts at encouraging the private sector to embrace e-commerce are useful lessons for Vietnam.


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