RoK tops among biggest foreign investment in Vietnam

RoK-invested ITM Semiconductor Vietnam in the Vietnam - Singapore Industrial Park, Bac Ninh province

According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, ROK investors continue to be an important component of the Vietnamese economy, contributing about 30% to Vietnam’s total export value in the first nine months of 2020.

Meanwhile, Vietnam has only 49 investment projects in the ROK with total investment capital of USD35.24 million. These projects all have a small scale and are mainly in the areas of science and technology, mining, manufacturing and the processing industry.

Amid the serious impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam-ROK trade revenue in the first three quarters of 2020 has declined compared to the same period last year.

Total import and export revenue between Vietnam and ROK reached USD47.5 billion in the first nine months of 2020, down 5.1% over the corresponding period in 2019. Of which, Vietnam’s export revenue to the ROK posted at USD14.5 billion, down 2.1% and import revenue reached USD33 billion, down 6.5%.

In the future, Vietnam will continue to ask the ROK to facilitate the settlement of import procedures regarding Vietnamese agricultural products and food and suggest the country stop applying anti-dumping duties on plywood products imported from Vietnam. The two countries also expect to raise bilateral trade revenue to USD100 billion in the future./.


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