In the framework of the project “Promoting fair trade in Vietnam” sponsored by European Union, Vietnam Rural Industries Research and Development Institute (VIRI) has collaborated with Vietnam Handicraft Exporters Association (Vietcraft) to open and put into operation three shops introducing fair trade products in Hanoi, Hue and Hoi An. Since their openings, these shops have received a lot of interests from domestic and international customers. Not only selling and introducing fair trade products, the shops have also been displaying a number of fair trade informational leaflets, booklets and brochures, making fair trade more understandable for larger customers.

With the aim to introduce the fair trade productsbetter, the 91 Au Coshop that sell and display fair trade products for the project will be split into two new addresses. The first shop will be in 1st floor, 20 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. The shop there is in the same building as the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency, Ministry of Industry and Trade, very near to Hoan Kiem lake, and therefore be a better location to support the promotion of fair trade products to the customer inside and outside Vietnam, and help support the promotion of fair trade better,connect fair trade to the system of trade promotion in Vietnam.

The second shop will be placed in Bat Trang ceramics village, famous for the traditional ceramics, attracting a large number of domestic and international visitors. The address will be No. 14, hamlet 5, Bat Trang, Gia Lam, Hanoi; with a space of nearly 2000m2, it will be a place suitable for displaying a lot of products.

With expectations, in the middle of April, these shops will complete their display and officially open.