Support to Trade Promotion and Export Development in Vietnam

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Sida Decentralised Evaluation
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Thierry Noyelle , Tran Nhu Trang
With the launch of Doi Moi in 1986, Viet Nam committed itself to economic liberalization, including Trade and Investment liberalization. By the 1990s, Viet Nam’s GDP was growing at an average of 8% per annum and its exports at an average of 20% per annum – both of which contributed to a substantial reduction in poverty. A Pre-Feasibility Study conducted in 1999–2000. emphasized the need for Vietnam to develop the capacity of a Trade Institution Support Network in which the capacity of VIETRADE, Vietnam’s trade promotion organization, and that of other support institutions would be developed in tandem. The main development target of the project was to assist the Government of Viet Nam in achieving its ambitious export development targets under its 2000–2010 Export Development Plan.

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