PRIME MINISTER
 
No. 23/QD-TTg
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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Hanoi, January 06, 2010
 
 
DECISION
APPROVING THE SCHEME ON RURAL TRADE DEVELOPMENT DURING 2010-2015 AND ORIENTATIONS TOWARD 2020
 
THE PRIME MINISTER
 
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the Government's Resolution No. 24/2008/NQ-CP of October 28, 2008, promulgating the action program to implement the Restitution of the Xth Party Central Committee’s 7th plenum on agriculture, farmers and rural areas;
At the proposal of the Minister of Industry and Trade,
 
 
DECIDES:
 
 
Article 1. To approve the Scheme on rural trade development during 2010-2015 and orientations toward 2020 with the following principal contents:
 
I. DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES
1. General objectives
To develop rural trade steadily and strongly toward civilization and modernity with the participation of different economic sectors and diversified forms of distribution, services and business modes; to contribute to orienting and boosting agricultural production development; to fully and promptly meet production and consumption demands in rural areas as a basis to restructure the rural economy, eliminate hunger, reduce poverty and create a premise for proactive and successful international economic and trade integration in rural areas.
2. Specific targets
- The total retail sales of goods and services (not yet excluding the price element) in rural areas will annually grow at around 22% during 2010-2015 and around 20% during 2016-2020 on average.
- By the end of 2010, trading cooperatives in rural areas will be basically reviewed, evaluated and reorganized.
- By 2011, planning on commercial infrastructure development in rural areas will be completed, including border marketplace planning.
- By 2012, farm produce wholesale marketplaces will be built and put into use in commodity production zones under approved planning.
- By 2015, 50% of border and border-gate marketplaces and marketplaces in border-gate economic zones will be upgraded and improved or built; 100% of central marketplaces of districts will be built with permanent structures; and 30% of townships will have small and medium distribution networks.
- By 2015, 25-30% of farm produce will be sold under contracts and the rate will reach 45-50% by 2020.
- By 2020, all communes will have marketplaces up to new-style countryside standards; farm produce wholesale marketplaces, border and border-gate marketplaces, and marketplaces in border-gate economic zones will be upgraded and improved or built; and 80% of townships will have small and medium distribution networks. To form a rice exchange in Can Tho, a coffee exchange in Dak Lak, and some farm produce auction centers.
- State management effect and effectiveness, especially management of food quality, hygiene and safety with respect to goods circulated on the market, will be raised.
 
II. DEVELOPMENT ORIENTATIONS
1. To develop rural trade as follows:
a/ Commercial structure in communes, including:
- Network of marketplaces for people's livelihood (being the main form of trade in communes up to 2015 and 2020).
- Business network of business individuals and households, including farmer households engaged in both production and trade.
- Business network of small- and medium-size trading cooperatives in communes and commune clusters, mainly providing services for production and sale by cooperative members, households and farms and for daily-life activities of rural inhabitants.
b/ Commercial structure in townships and townlets, including: