Vietnam announced this week that it would buy up to $3 billion (about NT$90 billion) of U.S. agricultural products from the United States to narrow the bilateral trade deficit. At the same time, the USS Theodore Roosevelt docked in Da Nang for five days on March 5, marking the 25th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations. Nguyen Do Anh Tuan, a spokesman for Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture, said that Vietnam’s demand for U.S. agricultural products is quite high.
Vietnam has signed 18 agreements to purchase banner design about 3 billion U.S. dollars of agricultural products from Nebraska, including 100,000 dairy cows. , 3 million tons of wheat and barley, as well as fruit, corn and soybean animal feed. Vietnam was placed on the watch list of currency manipulators by the United States in January. In addition, under the trade war between the United States and China, Trump once named Vietnam as " taking advantage of everyone " and planned to increase tariffs on Vietnam. The U.S. trade deficit with Vietnam was $55.8 billion in 2019 and $39.5 billion in 2018.
At the end of 2019, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that he would increase purchases of goods from the United States , such as natural gas, coal mines, pork, and airplanes. In addition to purchasing agricultural products this time, Vietnam also indicated that it plans to import more high-tech products to the United States in the future. In addition to trade, there has also been progress on the military front. The USS Theodore Roosevelt docked in Da Nang on March 5 for the fifth time. It was the second US aircraft carrier to visit Vietnam after the Vietnam War after the USS Carl Vinson in 2018. Phil Davidson, commander of US-Indo-Pacific operations, announced to the media on March 3 that about 6,500 personnel of the aircraft carrier strike group (Strike Group) will conduct activities and exchanges with Vietnam during the stay, which also marks the conclusion of diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam25 Anniversary, friendly bilateral relations .