Hanoi, 7th January 2019, Vietnam E-commerce Association (VECOM) with the lead of Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hung – Chairman, attended the discussion with the participation of Laotian delegates led by Mr. H.E Bounmy Manivong – Deputy Minister of Ministry of Industry and Trade, to share experiences about e-commerce development in each countries as well as potential opportunities for mutual collaboration.

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In the conference, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hung emphasized that e-commerce is a very attractive sector to both domestic and international investors coming to Vietnam market, with big attribution to economic growth. Hence, the appearance of many E-commerce-supporting platforms such as: e-commerce marketplace, online payment platform, fast delivery etc. is essential to enhance online businesses to be easier and more convenient.

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To promote and expand the development of e-commerce, assistance from government departments, e.g. Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Information and Communication, Ministry of Science and Technology etc. is helpful, which requires co-ordination to build relevant policies that create a facilitating environment for enterprises doing e-commerce.

The discussion also welcomed the attendance of successful Vietnamese e-commerce businesses, which are: PTI Digital, SAPO, FTC. and representatives from Ministry of Industry and Trade, Office of the Government, Ministry of Justice, Ambassador, banks etc. from Laos

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In the discussion, representatives of the two countries talked about key trends of e-commerce in recent time, such as E-payment, Mobile banking, enterprise platform, new trends like Blockchain, tax in e-commerce etc.

From Vietnamese companies, it was shared that Laos is considered as a potential market for Vietnamese businesses in the way to expand to the region. Both sides showed the agreement about Vietnamese companies investing in Laos in the future.

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