Leaders of the Government, the province visited Long An Port, they witnessed the cargo ship loading and unloading steel of TVP Steel Joint Stock Company on board for export. Photo: Mai Huong
Standing firmly in difficult period due to the pandemic
If the first months of 2020, the textile and garment industry faces many difficulties due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, the early months of 2021 will have many positive signs. In the first 3 months of 2021, the total export turnover of textile and garment enterprises in Long An reached about 672 million USD. Some textile and garment enterprises said that textile and garment orders were relatively plentiful while many industrial products were worried about the lack of orders due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic. One of the factors to achieve this result is thanks to enterprises overcoming difficulties and finding suitable directions. Huafu Vietnam One Member Limited Liability Company (Thuan Dao Industrial Park, Can Duoc district) is one of the companies with a good position in the domestic and global supply chain after difficulties due to the Covid-19 epidemic.
Huafu Vietnam One Member Limited Liability Company was established in 2013, with a total investment capital of up to 300 million USD, total output of 280,000 rolls of fiber; including textile factory, dyeing workshop, cotton net workshop, dyeing workshop, vortex workshop and twisted fiber, and so on with warehouse support works, wastewater treatment system. The factory is equipped with a modern production line system to meet the requirements of highly efficient production, save energy and protect the environment. In particular, the factory is also applying automation and information systems, contributing to improving product quality, reducing the labor intensity of employees, saving human resources, and competitive prices. This is a key factor that helps businesses stand firm in the difficult period due to the impact of the epidemic.
General Director of Huafu Vietnam Co., Ltd - Zhu Cui Yun said that, after a period of investment and production, up to now, Huafu has quickly affirmed its brand position in the Vietnamese market in particular, Southeast Asia in general. The company currently provides a variety of fiber products with a variety of colors, bringing its brand name increasingly closer to customers, to meet the fashion needs of customers around the world. In 2020, the company provides 35,705 tons of products to the market, including domestic and export. In 2021, the company plans to provide about 25,000 tons of products for export. In the past 3 months, the company has supplied more than 7,000 tons to Southeast Asia, Europe and America markets.
The textile and garment sector has a large export turnover in the first quarter of 2021
Along with the recovery of export growth in the textile and garment industry, in the first 3 months of 2021, the enterprises' iron and steel, mechanical products and so on in the export province increased by 12 percent over the same period in 2020, reaching a turnover of over 280 million dollars. TVP Steel Joint Stock Company (Ben Luc district) is one of the enterprises with large steel export volume. In the first 3 months of 2021, the steel export volume of this company reached 100,000 tons, the market included Thailand and some European countries. According to Director of TVP Steel Joint Stock Company - Ninh Thi Bich Thuy, to be able to export well, over time, the company regularly invests in new technology, receiving the world's most advanced technology in the steel industry. This job serves production, improves quality, is able to compete with products from Taiwan, Japan, Switzerland and so on as well as welcomes and takes advantage of opportunities when Vietnam joins EVFTA.
If in 2020, TVP Steel Joint Stock Company exports about 300,000 tons, the company is confident that it will export over 400,000 tons in 2021. About this issue, Ms. Ninh Thi Bich Thuy said that the iron and steel industry in Vietnam in recent years always takes the lead in manufacturing and exporting to Southeast Asian countries. For TVP, the company invests deeply in new technology, perfecting the production process to create products with competitive quality, fully confident in maintaining and developing market share.
Many happy signals
Information from the Department of Industry and Trade, the province's export turnover in the first 3 months of 2021 has many happy signs. Accordingly, the total export turnover reached about 1.53 billion USD, up 10.2 percent over the same period in 2020 (up 5.3 percent in the same period). In which, the export items had high value. For example, textile reached 672 million USD; battery, iron and steel, mechanical reached 280 million USD; footwear reached 260 million USD; rice reached 73 million USD; cashew nuts reached 17 million USD; seafood reached 56 million USD; etc. At the same time, import turnover reached about 1.15 billion USD, up over 23 percent over the same period in 2020. Major export markets such as Taiwan, the US, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, and so on and still growing over 15 percent over the same period in 2020.
JiaHsin Co., Ltd (Cau Tram Industrial Park, Can Duoc district) specializes in the production of beach-going sandals, which are exported to many markets around the world through the brands such as Adidas, Puma, etc. According to the company's representative, although it will be heavily affected by the Covid-19 epidemic in 2020, but all officers, workers and employees of the company have made great efforts to overcome difficulties, and exported nearly 23 million products. At this time, although the difficulties affected by the epidemic still exist, thanks to the authorities for good disease control and innovation efforts, step by step take advantage of the advantages when Vietnam has signed the agreements trade, footwear industry in general and the company in particular gradually recovered, stabilize production and increase export volume. In the first 2 months of 2021, the company exported nearly 8.7 million products, an increase of more than 100,000 products over the same period. The company's goal in 2021 is to export 25 million products.
According to information from the Vietnam Leather and Footwear Association, in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic, Vietnamese leather and footwear enterprises have made many positive changes in their business. Previously, the following designs were designed by foreign experts who came to Vietnam to model products, but due to epidemics, brands were forced to let Vietnamese enterprises take the initiative in products and design. As a result, most supply chains and brands believe in the capabilities of Vietnamese enterprises. Experts say that this is a good sign, it shows that Vietnam is penetrating more deeply into the supply chain of the leather and footwear industry instead of only processing according to the samples of previous brands. In addition, the signed and effective free trade agreements such as CPTPP, EVFTA, and do on will be a big driver for the growth of footwear and handbag enterprises in the coming time.
According to Long An Customs Department, from the beginning of 2021 to March 15, the number of enterprises coming to carry out import and export (import-export) procedures at units directly under the Customs Department increased by 4.2 percent with 100,938 declarations, an increase of 2.7 percent over the same period in 2020. Import-export turnover under commercial contracts in the period reached 3.66 billion USD, up 20 percent over the same period in 2020. In particular, tax-inclusive turnover in the period reached USD 0.42 billion (accounting for 11.6 percent of the total turnover), an increase of 92 percent compared to the same period in 2020. Thereby, as of March 15, the total budget revenue of the whole Department reached over VND 1,072 billion. , reaching 31 percent compared with the target set by the Ministry of Finance, reaching 29.1 percent of the target assigned by the General Department of Customs, up 98 percent over the same period in 2020.
Since the beginning of 2021, Long An Customs Department has activated and deployed anti-epidemic measures of Covid-19 at the highest level with the solutions of implementing the "dual goals" of the Government. According to the director of Long An Customs Department - Nguyen Ngoc Huan, the sector is focusing a lot on the reform of administrative procedures, modernization of customs associated with improving management efficiency in public service, receiving and solving difficulties, problems, reflections of enterprises; Priority is given to fast and compact procedures to reduce time and costs for businesses. At the same time, the Department of Customs organized exchanges with enterprises with large import-export turnover and large budget revenues in order to grasp specific information and offer the most effective support solutions for businesses. Thereby, creating conditions for import and export activities of enterprises, economic development, increasing budget revenues./.