THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 156/2006/QD-TTg
Hanoi, June 30, 2006
 
DECISION
RE: APPROVAL OF THE PLAN FOR EXPORT DEVELOPMENT FOR THE PHASE FROM 2006 TO 2010
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the Law on Government Organization dated December 25, 2001;
Upon on proposal of the Ministry of Trade in Petition 3281/TTr-BTM dated May 29, 2006,
HEREBY DECIDES:
Article 1. The Plan for Export Development for the phase from 2006 to 2010 (better known as the Plan) with the following contents is approved.
I. DEVELOPMENT VIEWS

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1. Pushing up implementation of the guidelines on encouraging exports of goods and services so as to contribute to GDP growth, production development and labour attraction in compliance with rules of the World Trade Organization and international agreements that Vietnam is a member.
2. Linking the internal and external markets in the orientation of boosting the domestic market to boost sources of export goods and expanding export markets to stimulate domestic market and production; expanding and diversifying export markets in parallel with expanding and speeding up exploitation of the domestic market to support the export sector and reduce possible risks occurring when the world market is changeable.
3. Encouraging and mobilizing resources of all economic sectors and luring more foreign investment for production of export commodities, step by step creating prestigious brands to satisfy requirements of export markets.
4. Boosting imports in the orientation of focusing resources on investment and production development; controlling trade deficit by increasing export value so as to keep the balance of payment and macro stability of the economy from negatively affected.
II. DEVELOPMENT GOALS
1. General aims
Achieving high, sustainable export growth rate. Speeding up investment in production of competitive export products, which are capable to gain a considerable market share in the world market. Changing export structure in the orientation of accelerating exports of products with high added value; processed and manufacture products and those with high content of technology and intelligence, reducing share of raw exports; pushing up service exports.
2. Specific aims
- Obtaining an average goods export growth rate of 17.5% per annum and earning an annual goods export value of $72.5 billion by 2010.
- Obtaining an average service export growth rate of 16.3% per annum and earning an annual goods export value of $12 billion by 2010.

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- Agricultural – forestry – aquatic products should make up 13.7%; fuel and mineral products, 9.6%; industrial and high-tech products 54.0%; and other products, 22.7% of the total export value. In terms of geographical structure, the Asian market should represent 45.0%; European market, 23%; American market, 24%; and the Oceanic market, 5.0%; and other markets, 3% of the total export turnover.
- Achieving export – import balance soon after 2010.
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