Vietnam’s e-commerce to hit 20.5 billion USD this year: conference hinh anh 1A view of the conference. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi –
Vietnam’s e-commerce is expected
to reach 20.5 billion USD this year, affirming its important role in the
national digital economy, heard a conference held by the Vietnam E-commerce and
Digital Economy Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) in Hanoi
on December 1.

In his remarks, Deputy Minister Do Thang Hai noted
that the domestic e-commerce market has witnessed the formation of a secondary
service supply system, referring to technology platform services in support of
e-commerce transactions, marketing services, online marketing communications
and delivery services.

The official pointed to obstacles to e-commerce in
Vietnam relating to ensuring traceability of goods, safety and security of personal
information, and the logistics infrastructure.

To remove them, he suggested that Online Friday, a
big online shopping programme in the year, be promoted to achieve the
targets of developing the e-commerce market sustainably, and further protecting
the rights and interests of consumers and other insiders.  

He also said experts should work on orientations for the
sustainable development of Vietnam’s e-commerce in the time ahead, and the
State and businesses raise digital technology solutions to boost the e-commerce

At the conference, management agencies, e-commerce
platforms, payment intermediaries, and banks committed to joining the digital ecosystem,
protecting the rights of consumers and others engaging in e-commerce

Within the framework of the conference, there was a
seminar on digital ecosystem solutions to enhance the protection of consumers
and others in e-commerce transactions in Vietnam./.