|Hoa Sen Group ships 17,000 tons of steel sheets to US
|Vietnam - 2019 January 13
Steel producer Hoa Sen Group reported that it shipped 17,000 tons of steel sheets to the US worth USD 14 mln.
The company has been exporting to the US since 2014 and shipments have been increasing recently.
A company spokesperson said the shipment proves the company's capacity and global competitiveness since exports to the US and EU have been hit by the trade barriers they have imposed.
Hoa Sen has exported to over 75 nations and territories.
In 2017-18, it produced nearly 1.9 mln tons of steel worth over VND4.4 trillion (USD 1.5 bln), up 13 pct in volume and 32 pct in value over the previous year.
Revenues from domestic sales were worth over VND22 trillion (USD 964 mln), up 34 pct, and exports fetched USD 538 mln, up 27 pct.
Its profit after tax was VND410 bln (USD 18 mln).
It uses advanced technologies to meet the standards expected in international markets like the US, the EU, Japan, Australia, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia, it said.
Exports would become easier when it sets up production facilities near ports, it said.
At a ceremony held to flag off the year's first export consignment, the company signed a strategic agreement with South Korea's SK Group under which SK Shipping would transport its products to foreign markets.