Visiting manufacturing factories is an indispensable process by which GTS ensures that product quality is maintained or improved.

The visit plays an important role in many aspects:

1.Quality inspection: touching and feeling the materials used can analyze the operations more accurately. Reviewing manufacturing capabilities and obtaining samples are essential in order to reduce customers’ dissatisfaction and possible wastage of resources. 

2.Process control: observe how work actually gets done. It is necessary to know whether the supplier is capable of producing the exact requirements for a product. By going down to the factory, one is able to analyze the operations more accurately.

3.Build a stronger relationship with suppliers that’s located thousands of miles away:

Talking face-to-face is often the best way to get to know each other’s expectations and requirements without needing to rely so much on repeated emails and phone calls.This reduces miscommunications as clarifications are constantly made on an ongoing basis. It also solidifies the relationship and creates more business opportunities in the future.


Talking face to face with the experts, seeing the materials and activities that go into the manufacturing process and witnessing the final quality checks not only provides intimate knowledge of that particular product – the innovative manufacturing processes our witness may also inspire our thinking about our own working methods.

Therefore, clients can be completely assured with  GTS’s service. We always monitor products and control the best possible quality at reasonable costs.

HCMC committed to removing obstacles facing foreign investors

City authorities meet regularly with foreign enterprises from around the world to discuss solutions to problems, city Chairman tells recent dialogue with South Korean enterprises.


Ho Chi Minh City strives to create a favorable investment environment for foreign investors, including those from South Korea, so they may stably and effectively conduct long-term business, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Phan Van Mai told an August 16 dialogue between city authorities and South Korean enterprises.

Authorities regularly meet with foreign enterprises to discuss solutions to emerging difficulties and problems, he added.

Acknowledging the problems facing South Korean businesses shared at the meeting, including those relating to customs clearance, VAT refunds, and investment licenses, he said the city will work to deal with all such issues this year.

South Korea is currently one of the largest trading partners of Ho Chi Minh City, ranking fourth out of 120 countries and territories with investments.

South Korean investors have invested in 2,135 FDI projects with total capital of over $5.5 billion, accounting for 9.6 per cent of the city’s total FDI.

Sectors attracting South Korean investment include wholesale and retail, automobile repair, manufacturing and processing, science and technology, and information and communications.


Japanese companies paying closer attention to Vietnam

Vietnam’s development, workforce, and improving business and investment environment have caught the attention of increasing numbers of Japanese investors.

Photo: RX Tradex Vietnam

Many Japanese companies are focusing their attention on Vietnam as an indispensable link in their supply chains, Deputy Ambassador of Japan in Vietnam, Shige Watanabe, told the 10th Vietnam – Japan Supporting Industries Exhibition (SIE) and the 14th Vietnam Manufacturing Expo (VME) in Hanoi on August 9 to 11.

The Deputy Ambassador affirmed that this is a result of Vietnam’s industrial development, diligent and skilled workforce, and substantial efforts by the Vietnamese Government agencies to improve the business and investment environment, as highlighted in the Vietnam-Japan Joint Initiative over the past 20 years.

The stable supply of raw materials and components in Vietnam enhances supply chain flexibility, reduces costs, and boosts the capacity of supporting industries, which will contribute to the continued growth of the domestic manufacturing industry.

The Japanese Government, including funding from the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), is assisting in the establishment of manufacturing plants for Japanese companies to strengthen supply chains. Vietnam is the country with the highest number of Japanese-funded enterprises. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is also providing technical assistance to Vietnamese small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Japanese companies investing in Vietnam also have high expectations for improving technical capabilities and enhancing quality management at their Vietnamese partner enterprises.

“I hope the SIE will lead to new business cooperation between the two sides, with Japanese companies as buyers and Vietnamese companies as suppliers,” Deputy Ambassador Watanabe said.

Mr. Do Thang Hai, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, said supporting industries play a significant role in economic restructuring towards industrialization and modernization, contributing to enhancing workplace productivity, competitive capacity, and value creation, and increasing the contribution of the manufacturing and processing industry to the economic structure.

The SIE is among the most important trade and investment promotion activities, contributing to exploring cooperative potential between Vietnamese and Japanese enterprises in supporting industries. It provides practical opportunities for Vietnamese supporting industry enterprises to learn about new market trends and technological innovations and to directly engage with potential partners from Japan and the world, thus contributing significantly to the strong and sustainable transformation of the supporting industry in Vietnam.

2023 marks a new era, with non-stop changes in the economy, characterized by monetary policies from developed countries and growth pressures following the pandemic, which have stimulated the process of enhancing business operations and optimizing resources for both global and local enterprises.

Alongside challenges arising from the global economic instability, such as flexible exchange rate policies and strict regulation and supervision of the financial system, the trend of shifting production markets from China, Taiwan (China), and Thailand to Vietnam also promises to create investment opportunities and cooperation for companies in the manufacturing, industrial, and supporting industries.

In this context, the SIE and the VME are held to strengthen trade relations between businesses in Vietnamese and Japanese supporting industries and to promote the robust development of these sectors in Vietnam.

Mr. Takeo Nakajima, Chief Representative of the JETRO Hanoi Office, said that since 2004, with the aim of increasing the localization rate for Japanese businesses in Vietnam, JETRO has continually cooperated with the Vietnamese Government to hold the SIE each year, alternately in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

“This year marks the tenth edition of the exhibition in Hanoi, with 50 participating companies showcasing products in booths, including 22 Japanese companies that have invested in Vietnam and are seeking local suppliers, and 28 Vietnamese companies wishing to supply Japanese businesses,” Mr. Nakajima said. “This year, JETRO is coordinating with relevant Vietnamese agencies to organize networking activities to support Vietnamese suppliers. We hope that these networking activities will create opportunities for interaction between businesses, contributing to the development of Vietnam’s supporting industries and expanding trade between the two countries.”

Mr. Yip Je Choong, Senior Vice President, Commercial – Asia Pacific, Corporate Management at RELX (Singapore), a representative of RX Tradex Vietnam, said Vietnam is gaining a reputation as a top destination for new investment in manufacturing to meet the rapid increase in demand for both export and domestic consumption. “RX believes that exhibitions are one of the most critical platforms for international and domestic buyers and sellers to meet and create new business opportunities, while helping grow Vietnam’s capabilities and competitiveness,” he added.


Japanese stationery has become very popular in Vietnam

Japan has a long-standing tradition of creating beautiful and functional stationery items. From elegant writing instruments to sophisticated paper products, Japanese stationery has earned a reputation for quality and style in Vietnam.

The Benefits of Using Japanese Stationery

Using high-quality stationery can have a positive impact on your writing and studying. Here are some of the benefits of using Japanese stationery

portable scissors japanese stationery

Improved Writing Experience

With a wide range of pens, pencils, and paper products to choose from, you can find the perfect tools to suit your writing needs. Whether you’re jotting down notes or composing a letter, Japanese stationery can help you express yourself with clarity and style.

a collection of pink japanese stationery

Enhanced Productivity

The combination of form and function in Japanese stationery products can help you work more efficiently and effectively. For example, the rotating lead in the Uni Kuru Toga Roulette Mechanical Pencil can reduce the amount of time you spend sharpening your pencil.

masking tape and masking tape cutter

Increased Creativity

Japanese stationery products are designed to inspire creativity and encourage self-expression. From the brush tip of the Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens to the heat-sensitive ink of the Frixion Erasable Pens, these products are ideal for anyone looking to unleash their creative side.

a pair of midori scissors

Japanese stationery is a blend of tradition and innovation, combining centuries-old techniques with modern design and functionality. 

Whether you’re a student, an artist, or simply someone who appreciates the finer things in life, there’s a Japanese stationery product that’s perfect for you. 

With a wide range of high-quality products to choose from, you’re sure to find something that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.

Where can we buy Japanese stationeries?
GTS offer a wide range of premium Japanese stationeries and daily goods, all of which are carefully sourced from the best suppliers in Japan and guaranteed to be of the highest quality.

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Visiting International logistics exhibition in HCMC

Under the direction of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, for the first time in Viet Nam, The Viet Nam International Logistics Exhibition (abbreviated as VILOG) is organized by Viet Nam Logistics Business Association (VLA) and VINEXAD Company.


On August 10, 2023, GTS staffs visited to VILOG taken placed at Hall B, Sai Gon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), 799 Nguyen Van Linh, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City.


Around 250 businesses from 22 countries and territories were showcased products and technologies at the three-day event, including those relating to transport, delivery, warehouse and stevedoring services, packaging, and IT application in logistics, according to the organizers.



One of the most interesting sectors at VILOG 2023 is the application of logistics technology. Advances in technology affect all of us in immeasurable ways, especially in logistics where new technology is rapidly changing the way businesses operate. With consumers’ demand for faster, cheaper and more flexible shipping, it’s more important than ever to keep up with the developments that shape today’s logistics industry. In the face of a growing wave of online shopping, investing and applying logistics technology is considered a solution to help businesses meet the increasing demand for transportation and bring more conveniences to consumers in the near future.



Therefore, the purpose of our visit is to approach and learn the latest logistics technology applications; thereby applying technology to the management and circulation of goods to enhance transportation capacity, anticipate the increasing demand of the market and improve the customer experience.



In the future, we will make every effort to make improvements every day and deliver even better services, so we would appreciate it if you could continue to trust us!!!

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Make Vietnam a bigger logistics hub

Đưa Việt Nam trở thành một trung tâm lớn hơn về logistics - Ảnh 1.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh receives Mr. Ivan Petrov, President of the Federation of International Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh thanked and highly appreciated the Federation for always being an important bridge contributing to promoting cooperation between the Vietnamese logistics service business community and the world; highly appreciated the Federation for choosing Vietnam as the host for the FIATA Annual General Meeting in 2025.

The Prime Minister said that Vietnam is promoting the development of strategic infrastructure, especially traffic infrastructure, digital infrastructure, and developing an integrated and modern logistics industry, promoting digital transformation to reduce costs. product costs, increasing the competitiveness of the economy, businesses and products and services.

The Prime Minister proposed the Federation strengthen cooperation with Vietnam, support the development of a strategy to develop logistics services in Vietnam until 2035, with a vision to 2045 – Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac

The Prime Minister asked the Federation to pay attention to enhancing cooperation and support Vietnam in developing a strategy for developing logistics services, sharing visions and experiences, providing policy advice, enhancing international cooperation, calling for investment. investing in major seaports, supporting human resource training, technology, management, further improving the competitiveness and quality of Vietnam’s logistics services in the direction of digital transformation, green transformation, economic cyclic. The Vietnamese government is committed to accompanying and creating favorable conditions for partners.

Đưa Việt Nam trở thành một trung tâm lớn hơn về logistics - Ảnh 2.

The President of the Federation of International Freight Forwarders Associations highly appreciated the rapid development of the logistics field in Vietnam and the vision and goals of Vietnam in this field.


HCM City to host Vietnam Medi-Pharm Expo

Ngành Dược phẩm – Trang thiết bị y tế có những bước phát triển mạnh mẽ
As many as 400 domestic and foreign enterprises will join the 21st international medical, hospital and pharmaceutical exhibition (Vietnam Medi-pharm Expo), slated to be held in Ho Chi Minh City from August 3-5.
As many as 400 domestic and foreign enterprises will join the 21st international medical, hospital and pharmaceutical exhibition (Vietnam Medi-pharm Expo),  slated to be held in Ho Chi Minh City from August 3-5.

The expo is set to attract about 400 exhibitors from 18 countries and territories including India, Poland, Taiwan (China), Germany, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, US, Russia, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, mainland China, Australia and Italy.

The exhibition will showcase healthcare products, food supplements, medical equipment, hospital services, and furniture in 450 booths, according to the event’s organisers.

The Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil) will lead a delegation of 40 pharmaceutical enterprises to display products and explore partners at the exhibition.

The expo will offer organisations and businesses opportunities to enhance the exchange of experiences, promote their products, seize investment opportunities, and promote cooperation to improve efficiency in production and business, the organisers said.

A series of seminars and B2B business matching will be held on the sideline of the event, they said.

The expo is organised by Vinexad JSC in collaboration with specialised pharmaceuticals and medical equipment associations.

Laos to implement QR code transactions with Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia

Laos will start using QR code transactions with neighbouring countries to facilitate money transfers and payments by workers and tourists in these countries, the Governor of the Bank of the Lao PDR has said.

“We will pilot the use of QR code payments with Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia in the fourth quarter [of this year],” Dr Bounleua Sinxayvoravong told the recent 5th Ordinary Session of the National Assembly.

The central bank governor provided the information in response to a question by lawmakers about whether an effective channel was in place to enable Lao workers in other countries to send money home to Laos.

There are currently 303,391 Lao nationals working abroad. Of these, 100,230 applied for jobs legally and moved to other countries, while 203,161 went to neighbouring countries without a work permit in hopes of securing a job.

Migrant workers send about US$426 million to Laos each year, making an important contribution to the country’s economy and foreign currency earnings.

Once the QR code transaction system is in place, it will enable Lao nationals in other countries to transfer money through the banking system and save service costs, while also avoiding risks that might occur through the use of other systems.

At present, migrant workers send money home through unregulated channels, including asking their associates to take cash with them when they return to Laos, for which a fee is charged.

“Through the [QR code] system, we will address this issue and save money for workers. We can also monitor [transactions] through the banking system,” Dr Bounleua said.

The governor said the central banks of the countries involved are working with commercial banks to link up the proposed transaction system.

“Technical matters have been fully addressed. We will assess the advantages and disadvantages [of the system]. I think we will pilot the scheme in the fourth quarter,” he added.

Once in use, the QR system will enable cashless payments, also making life easier for tourists travelling in these countries.

“Thai and Vietnamese tourists can just scan their QR code to make payments here and the money is circulated within the banking system,” Dr Bounleua said.

The scheme will be initiated as part of Laos’ efforts to comprehensively improve services for tourists in an effort to attract more foreign visitors – an important generator of revenue and foreign currency.

In 2018 and 2019, prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, tourism generated US$900 to one billion dollars a year on average for Laos.

“We need to revitalise tourism in a timely manner,” the bank governor said.

He added that if Laos can attract at least 4 million foreign tourists each year, then the country’s foreign currency earnings will recover.


Japanese Retailers in Vietnam Continue to Expand

Seventy-six new products of Japan have recently been brought into the Vietnamese market, according to the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO).

The products are in four groups, namely confectionery, beverage, ice cream and comic books.

They will be sold at 254 convenience stores and trade centres of FamilyMart and Ministop.

Takimoto Koji, JETRO Chief Representative in Ho Chi Minh City, said 70 other products had been previously introduced to Vietnam, with more than 40 percent welcomed by local consumers during a trial period.

Therefore, the Japanese Ministry of Economic, Trade and Industry has established a cooperation council between JETRO and convenience stores to bring more Japanese agro-forestry-fisheries products abroad, including Vietnam.


Agricultural exports sped up in last six months of 2023

Vietnam Promotes Agricultural Export

In the first six months of 2023, the export turnover of agricultural, forestry and fishery products reached 24.59 billion USD, down 11.1% over the same period in 2022. It is forecasted that in the last 6 months of the year, these commodities will continue to face a series of difficulties in terms of new orders and market expansion. Focusing on speeding up the exports of key products is an important solution to achieving the goal of agricultural, forestry and fishery exports at 55 billion USD.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD), in the first six months of 2023, China, the US and Japan continued to be the three largest export markets for Vietnam’s agricultural, forestry and fishery products. Export value to China, the US and Japan accounted for 21.4% (up 7.7%), 20.2% (down 32.9%) and 7.7% (down 5.3%), respectively.

Efforts amid harship

Data from the General Statistics Office showed that the growth rate of agricultural, forestry and fishery production value in the first six months of the year was estimated at 3.1%; of which, agriculture increased by 3.14% (cultivation increased by 2.11%, animal husbandry increased by 4.88%), forestry increased by 3.43%, and fisheries increased by 2.96%. the GDP growth rate of agriculture, forestry and fishery in the first 6 months of the year was quite high, reaching 3.07%. Head of the Planning Department under the MoARD Nguyen Van Viet said despite the decline in total export turnover of agriculture, forestry and fishery products in the first six months, there were still 7 products and product groups with export values of more than 1 billion USD, including coffee, rubber, rice, vegetables, cashew nuts, shrimp and wood products, of which rice and cashew nuts are two products witnessing an increase in both their volume and value of exports.

Specifically, the amount of exported rice was estimated at 4.27 million tonnes, up 22.2%, with export turnover reaching 2.3 billion USD (up 34.7% over the same period last year). In addition, exports of cashew nuts increased by 10.5% in volume and 7.7% in value. The export of coffee reached 1.02 million tonnes, down 2.2% in volume but export turnover reached 2.4 billion USD (up 3%) thanks to the average export price increasing by 5.2%. Besides this, a remarkable highlight was that fruit and vegetable products had an export turnover of 2.75 billion USD, up 64.2% over the same period and equal to 81.8% of the whole year of 2022. The results were gained thanks to initiatives removing problems related to orders and markets to increase exports.

However, the first 6 months of the year also recorded decreases in the turnover of two important commodities, fisheries and forestry. Specifically, seafood reached 4.13 billion USD, down 27.4%, main forestry products reached 6.5 billion USD, down 28.2%. According to Deputy Head of Forestry Department Trieu Van Luc, the export value of main forest products decreased in the first half of 2023 because European and American consumers have tightened their spending and reduced consumption of wood products, so the opening of new orders became extremely difficult. Meanwhile, the high cost of raw materials and inputs for production also significantly affected the export results of the entire industry. In addition, wood and wood products exporters face new regulations and requirements from the European Union (EU) market. Therefore, the ability to boost exports of wood and wood products will continue to face many difficulties in the last few months of the year.

For the seafood industry, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), in the first 6 months of 2023, seafood export turnover decreased due to two main factors – inflation and inventories, in most of the main import markets such as the US, Europe, China and Japan.

Leveraging the strengths of promising products

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien said the entire agricultural sector is still determined to take advantage of opportunities and focus its resources on fulfilling the set target of the whole year plan, with the GDP growth rate of the whole industry reaching 3.0-3.5% and export turnover of agricultural, forestry and fishery products achieving 55 billion USD. To accomplish this goal, it is necessary to implement solutions to target key export products with high prospects and export value potential to compensate for products that may not meet the export turnover targets for the whole year.

The set targets are 25 billion USD for the main agricultural products; 17 billion for forestry products and wooden furniture; 10 billion USD for seafood; and about 3 billion USD for other commodities. Along with boosting exports, special attention should be paid to production to ensure sufficient supply and quality. Therefore, it is necessary to closely monitor the weather, meteorology, hydrology, storms, floods, natural disasters, water sources and saltwater intrusion to timely orientate the seasons and the appropriate crop structures; closely manage the granting of planting area codes, farming areas, support for trademark protection and geographical indications and product traceability.

In addition to removing difficulties and boosting exports for the whole sector, key industries with strong breakthroughs in turnover need to receive great attention to promote their further growth potential. Head of Cultivation Department under the MoARD Nguyen Nhu Cuong said Vietnam’s vegetables and fruits have a lot of potential for export growth. The proof is that fruit and vegetable exports have never been as high as in the first 6 months of this year. If this growth momentum continues, the sector will surely achieve its export target of more than 5 billion USD in 2023.

In the coming time, measures to improve the value and quality of products from deep processing technology will help export turnover open many opportunities to increase sharply, and it is expected that an export turnover of 10 billion USD can be achieved in the near future. However, it is worth noting that the products need to meet the new regulations of many markets. In the past, markets mainly issued regulations related to food safety, now many requirements related to sustainable development associated with green growth such as environmental and labour factors have become more significant, requiring the attention of businesses.

Along with vegetables and fruits, the rice commodity also expects an export turnover of 4 billion USD for the whole year following remarkable growth in the first 6 months of the year. Deputy Head of the Quality, Processing and Market Development Department Le Thanh Hoa said in the last few months of the year, Vietnam’s rice exports have had many opportunities to increase in both output and turnover due to the amount of rice produced in many countries in Asia facing the risk of decline due to the impact of El Nino. On average, in the first six months of the year, Vietnam’s export rice price was estimated at 539 USD per tonne, a year-on-year increase of 10.2%.

In the coming time, under Official Dispatch No. 610/CD-TTg dated July 3, 2023 issued by the Prime Minister on strengthening the implementation of tasks and solutions to promote rice production and exports, functional sectors will continue to review and update their standards in the rice value chain in line with the international market; updating information and support production according to market demand and consumer tastes; and supporting storage, processing, quality, safety and traceability to increase the competitiveness of Vietnamese rice.

At the same time, linkages in high-quality rice production, the transformation of structure and types of exported rice to diversify export markets, in line with Vietnam’s rice export market development strategy until 2030 as well as the Project to develop 1 million hectares of low-emission high-quality rice in association with green growth in the Mekong Delta Region, will be strengthened.

Source: Nhân Dân