Daily visits to local e-commerce sites reach 3.5 million

Vietnam’s e-commerce growth among Top 3 in Southeast Asia. 

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Vietnam News Agency reported that e-commerce sites are booming, creating an engine for enterprises to thrive while stimulating consumer demand and boosting transaction numbers, Dung told the workshop on commercial transactions on e-commerce sites and key legal issues, held in HCM City by the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) in partnership with the Investment and Trade Promotion Centre of HCM City (ITPC) and VECOM.

Vietnam’s e-Commerce White Book 2020 revealed that the country’s e-commerce retail sales surged 25 percent to 10.08 billion USD last year, making it the third-fastest growing e-commerce market in Southeast Asia.

In 2019, e-commerce accounted for 4.9 percent of the total retail sales of goods and services, and about 42 percent of the Vietnamese population purchased goods online, according to the report.

A survey has revealed that most of the e-commerce sites only require that vendors provide basic information, which has resulted in some failing to meet their obligations. Violations are now more common, and many sites have yet to adopt an effective mechanism to monitor vendors’ adherence to regulations.

Within the framework of the workshop, agreements were signed between VECOM and ITPC and VECOM and VIAC, to pave the way for joint efforts on improving the competitiveness of Vietnamese enterprises and helping them reduce their legal risks when doing business on e-commerce platforms./.




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