The Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam has promulgated Directive 03, which has requested agencies financed by the State budget to priotize the use of Vietnamese goods.
The directive stated that, in order to further promote the implementation of the campaign “Vietnamese people use Vietnamese goods”, the Secretariat requests to further improve the responsibilities of party committees at all levels and organizations in leading and directing the implementation of this campaign; and to uphold the responsibility of setting an example of party members, especially leaders in using Vietnamese goods.
Agencies using state funding must prioritize the use of Vietnamese products, goods and services in accordance with international commitments and Vietnamese laws, the directive says.
According to the directive, Vietnamese people are encouraged to use Vietnamese goods; and domestic enterprises and production establishments are encouraged to use raw materials, fuels, and inputs of Vietnamese origin.
Relevant agencies are responsible to review, amend, supplement and perfect policies and laws to create a favorable legal corridor to support Vietnamese enterprises – first of all, the small and medium ones and digital technology enterprises to participate in the production chain of high-quality goods and services; and to have policies to protect the domestic goods distribution market in line with international commitments.
IT application and e-commerce development
In the directive, the Secretariat asked for promotion of Vietnamese products and domestic enterprises in domestic and foreign markets, especially markets where Vietnam has signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA); and the application of information technology, and development of e-commerce and modern trade channels.
The Secretariat directed relevant bodies to implement the project on developing the domestic market in association with the campaign “Vietnamese people give priority to using Vietnamese goods” in the period of 2021 – 2025; the project on calling overseas Vietnamese to participate in introducing and using Vietnamese products and developing distribution channels of Vietnamese goods abroad in the period of 2020 – 2024; and develop and approve a scheme to promote Vietnamese enterprises to directly participate in foreign distribution networks in the period of 2021 – 2030.