Welcome to another exciting episode of Trade Australia with our host Lawrence Christoffelsz, this latest episode covers Vietnam opportunities, trade finance solutions and an important industry update from Zoran of IFCBAA.
We kicked off with Harry Tran, CEO of VA Trade Promotion, discussing the history of the company and their programs support bilateral trade and investment opportunities between Vietnam and Australia. He spoke about the supporting growth initiatives in Sydney by Vietnamese Entrepreneurs Association and shared the details of Vietnam’s traditional trading partners and their products/services. Harry explained the government support or programs available to Vietnamese exporters wanting to expand into Australia and gives some advice to Australian companies wanting to do business with Vietnam.
Lawrence then spoke with Mandy Mehdizadeh, Senior Business Development Manager of Tradeplus24, about the history of their business and its speciality in offering cost-effective products, with streamlined administrative processes. Mandy discusses the current business cash flow crisis during this pandemic and shares the details of their minimum loan amounts and very competitive interest rates. Get in touch with Mandy directly to discuss your specific business cash flow and funding needs.
To wrap up this episode, we spoke with Zoran Kostadinoski, Head of Border and Biosecurity at IFCBAA, about the dramatic issues that are impacting trade due to Sydney port congestion and the advocacy work IFCBAA does between industry and Government. He also discusses the increased costs to the industry caused by supply chain disruptions and other regulatory border intervention delays. Zoran closes by sharing his tips for how importers and exporters can do things to minimise supply chain delays.