asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list details of trade between the United Kingdom and Vietnam in each of the past five years to the latest date.
The value of British trade with Vietnam for each of the last five years for which complete annual figures are available is as follows:
|United Kingdom exports £ million||United Kingdom imports £ million|
|* Two months January and February.|
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to improve trade between Her Majesty's Government and Vietnam; and if he will make a statement.
Her Majesty's Government would welcome improved trade relations with Vietnam. The chairman of the British Overseas Trade Board's South-East Asia trade advisory group paid a fact-finding visit to Vietnam last autumn. But in present circumstances the prospect of increasing trade with Vietnam does not seem high.