How to Find Vietnam Manufacturing Companies // Sourcing Products in Vietnam

Are you looking to source products from Vietnam? Not sure who you can trust? Need a Vietnam Sourcing Company to help you out? Read our guide to learn how!

Vietnam Manufacturing is booming and finding the right supplier is getting easier but it’s not as easy as China and there are still several challenges. One of the biggest issues with finding suppliers is that the business landscape of Vietnam is fragmented. While Vietnam is the third fastest growing economy in the world, the country is still experiencing growing pains. When finding a supplier it sometimes feels like the wild west and information can be hard to come by without actually being there. Despite this, there are still several resources to help you out. This guide compiles the best ways to find a supplier in Vietnam.

If you are looking for a Vietnam Based Sourcing company contact the Team at Cosmo Sourcing. Feel free to email us at info@cosmosourcing.com

Vietnam manufacturers directory

While China has Alibaba and several other alternatives to find suppliers, you may be asking how do I find suppliers in Vietnam. For starting out, you can actually use Alibaba as they allow you to sort by country -- Simply select Vietnam on the country tab. Beyond Alibaba, there are a few other websites that focus specifically on Vietnam and are a great resource to find Vietnamese suppliers.


Alibaba // https://www.alibaba.com/vn

Even though Alibaba is a Chinese company whose focus is on China, they still have a very impressive list of Vietnamese suppliers. If you used Alibaba to find suppliers in China then you are already familiar with how to search for suppliers and if you do not then check out our guide:  https://www.cosmosourcing.com/blog/sourcing-on-alibaba-to-sell-on-amazon-fba

Vietnam Export // http://en.vietnamexport.com/

A good modern website that maintains a large database of verified factories in Vietnam. The website is endorsed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam. The website is much better to use than others due to quality. In addition to the database, they provide a ton of industry-specific information and news. The website also promotes agricultural products such as coffee and Lychee, which is often difficult to find.

Vietnam Manufacturers // http://www.vietnammanufacturers.vn/en/

Founded in 2009, Vietnam Manufacturers started as a trade journal to promote Vietnamese companies and business interest worldwide. They have since expanded and now provide a large searchable database, trade show promotions, and industry-specific publications.

VTown //  http://vtown.vn/en/category7.html

Vtown.vn is owned by Washin Engine Co. and is actually intended to be a database of Japanese companies that do manufacturing and business in Vietnam. Regardless they maintain a very good database of Vietnamese based manufacturers that are in English and easy to search.  Since the factories in their database are largely Japanese managed you tend to find manufacturers that have much higher quality control. I have used this database and found good suppers through them.

VietnamAZ // http://www.vietaz.com/home/index.htm

VietnamAZ is made for American Companies who are looking to buy and do business in Vietnam. They maintain a large database of suppliers.

VietnameseMade.com // http://www.vietnamesemade.com/home/index.php

VietnameseMade is another database of manufacturers that focus on the Vietnamese market. It is a B2B trade portal to help connect buyers around the world to sellers in Vietnam.

VCCI News // http://vccinews.com/exporter.asp

While the main focus on the website is to provide news to exporters in Vietnam they do maintain a directory of business in Vietnam. The database is a little simple and organized by category so it’s not the easiest to use.

Global Sources // www.Globalsources.com

While the main focus is on China, they still have a decent search for suppliers in Vietnam. Global Sources is one of the 3 websites (along with Alibaba and 1688) that I would recommend you always use for every project. Global sources is a Hong Kong-based company that provides a very well vetted list of suppliers and puts on several trade shows. Global Sources was started in 1960 and it’s first suppliers databases were published on CD-Roms. Global Sources also runs a sourcing trade show that runs in the gaps of the Canton Fair.

Global sources main draw is that they do a much better job with supplier quality control and the website is made for English speakers. The website is clean and is much easier to navigate and use than Alibaba. Global Sources also provide several tools to help you organize quotes.

Vietnam Credit // https://vietnamcredit.com.vn/

This website technically isn’t a way to find suppliers, but is a registry of business in Vietnam that you can use to look up registration and credit worthiness. This is a great tool to cross reference and double check any suppliers you have found.

Global Manufacturers // https://gmdu.net/

Global Manufacturers is the leading platform for global wholesale trade from 2008, that's 11 years. Millions of pageviews per month, high returning ratio and professional customers in the field. Optimization for Desktop and Mobile devices, continuous improvement make us Simple, Scale and Security

Hire a Vietnam Sourcing Company

Hiring a sourcing company with local experience and established connections is a great way to find a product. However, there are some sketchy companies out there and you need to be certain that you find one that you can trust. A good sourcing company will perform a thorough search of factories based on your exact requirements, and give you a full list of potential suppliers and consult with you on which is the best. Even better are sourcing companies that can provide additional services such as Finding inspectors, arranging shipping, Auditing suppliers and more.

Cosmo Sourcing can do all this for you and has made their services with the customer in mind, we exercise full transparency, and can provide a full range of service to find a perfect supplier, get your product made and shipped to the final destination. We have been in Vietnam since 2014. Naturally, we would recommend us, but there are other sourcing companies out there. Check us out but do your research and keep us in mind.

Feel free to ask the team at Cosmo any questions you have about sourcing from Vietnam: info@cosmosourcing.com


Vietnam Trade Associations

Vietnam has a huge and diversified economy that spans many different industries. As these industries grow, many have created trade associations in order to actively promote specific industries interest not just in Vietnam but to the world. Several of these associations maintain their own databases of suppliers.   is not a complete list, as there are almost 100 different Trade associations in Vietnam, Cosmo maintains an internal database and if you reach out to use we can introduce you to one to fit your needs.

Vietnam Furniture Manufacturers

Handicraft and Wood Industry Association // http://www.hawa.vn/en?epi=home&site=en

Also called HAWA. Despite the name, their primary focus is on Furniture manufacturers of all kinds. IN addition to furniture, they represent manufacturers of bamboo, rattan, water hyacinth, lacquerware, fine art, pottery, porcelain goods.  They represent hundreds of wood manufacturers in Vietnam and work with them to promote both domestic and international trade. The industry puts on three exhibitions a year, most notably the Vietnam international Furniture & Home Accessories Expo, which we discuss below.

Vietnam Clothing Manufacturers

Vietnam Textile and Apparel association //  http://www.vietnamtextile.org.vn

The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association represents hundreds of manufacturers, suppliers and other companies associated with the clothing industry in Vietnam.  The Association seeks to promote Vietnamese apparel, garment and textile manufacturers to the world and host regular events and trade shows as well as maintaining a directory of manufacturers. The directory is limited only to those manufacturers that pay the membership fee so isn’t as complete as it should be.

Vietnam Plastic Manufacturing

Vietnam Rubber Association //  http://www.vra.com.vn/en.html

Vietnam is one of the only countries that has a fully vertical supply chain for rubber goods. Vietnam has a large agricultural base to supply raw rubber and latex to factories who can make finished products.

Vietnam Coffee Producers

Vietnam Coffee - Cacao Association // http://vicofa.org.vn/Default.aspx?language=en-US

VICOFA Is a private trade association representing the interest of the Coffee and Cacao industry. They represent over 100 members that range from Producers and farmers, as well as processors, warehousing and logistics companies that work with the coffee industry. Cosmo sourcing has a dedicated unit devoted to Coffee Sourcing and can help you out.

Vietnam Handbag and Shoes Manufacturing

Vietnam Footwear Leather and Handbag Association // http://www.lefaso.org.vn/default.aspx?ID1=2

This association is more focused on the leather and handbag aspect than on shoes, but they do a great job connecting potential buyers in the leather goods industry. They have over 200 members who are predominantly in handmade leather goods.

Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers ((VASEP) // http://seafood.vasep.com.vn/

Vietnam is the third largest exporter of Seafood in the world producing over $5 Billion in seafood exports a year. VASEP represents hundreds of fisheries, fisherman, packaging companies and much more in the seafood industry. They also maintain their own supplier database. Cosmo does not have the capabilities to source seafood, so if you are interested in sourcing seafood from Vietnam please reach out to VASEP yourself.

Vietnam Electronics Manufacturers

Vietnam Electronics industry // http://www.veia.org.vn/

Disappointingly low tech and outdated site for what is Vietnam's most promising and forward-thinking industry. The Vietnam Electronics industry represents a huge number of manufacturers of electronics in Vietnam and you can reach out to them in order to find a suitable partner.

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Vietnam Sourcing Fairs and Trade Shows

Vietnam, much like the rest of the world has several trade shows throughout the year. Most of the trade shows in Vietnam are focused on specific industries.  Trade shows are concentrated in just two cities as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City host over 90% of the trade shows in the country. For a full list of Trade shows in Vietnam check out: https://10times.com/vietnam/tradeshows

Vietnam International Trade Fair 2019- VIETNAM EXPO 2019 // http://vietnamexpo.com.vn/en

Vietnam Expo, as it is commonly called,  is Vietnam's largest trade show and is one of the only ones that are not focused on any particular industry. Vietnam Expo’s focus is on a general promotion of trade and industry in Vietnam and to connect international buyers to Vietnamese suppliers. Vietnam Expo aims to be for Vietnam what the Canton Fair is for China. The Fair is held in Hanoi and the next one will take place April 8-14, 2019.

  • Dates: April 8-14, 2019

  • City: Hanoi

  • Venue: Hanoi International Exhibition Center

  • 91 Trần Hưng Đạo, Hoàn Kiếm

Vietnam International Furniture & Home Accessories Expo // http://vifafair.com/home/

Most commonly referred to as VIFA EXPO is the largest furniture trade show in Vietnam. Last year they had almost 400 manufacturers represented and over 1,800 booths. The fair features a full range of Furniture manufacturers, handicrafts, home decor and more. The event is held every year in March. The show has a huge focus on Furniture and home accessories and will feature not just finished products but the latest manufacturing methods and innovations.

  • Focus:

    • Furniture

    • Wooden goods

    • Handicrafts

    • Home Goods

  • Dates: March 6-9, 2019

  • City: Ho Chi Minh

  • Venue: Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC)

  • 799 Nguyen Van Linh, Tan Phu Ward, Dist 7.

The Vietnam International Textile & Apparel Accessories Exhibition // https://www.vitatexexpo.com/

This trade show is usually referred to as VITA Tex and is one of the top trade shows in Vietnam for Clothing, Textiles and accessories (zippers, buttons, etc.). Vietnam is rapidly becoming one of the most important countries for clothing and textiles manufacturing. As a result, this show is becoming the hub for not just clothing manufacturer s in Vietnam but also China and Southeast Asia. If you are interested in creating a new clothing line, then I suggest this even, as well as it’s two sister events.

This event is also held at the same time and venue as the Vietnam Int’l Textile & Garment Industry Exhibition and the Vietnam Int'l Footwear Machinery & Material Industry Exhibition. Both of these events are focused more on the machinery and materials used in manufacturing and not on final goods.

  • Focus:

    • Fabrics

    • Accessories

    • Garments

    • Filaments

  • Dates:  November 20-23, 2019

  • City: Ho Chi Minh City

  • Venue: Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC)

  • 799 Nguyen Van Linh, Tan Phu Ward, Dist 7.

International Exhibition on Electrical Technology & Equipment  // http://vietnam-ete.com/

ETE Vietnam is the largest electronics expo in Vietnam.  For 2019 they anticipate having 500 exhibitors, and over 20,000 visitors. This trade show is focused on all electronics as well as components. This event is held at the same time and venue as The International Exhibition on Products, technologies of Energy saving and Green Power (Enetec Expo 2019) Which Focuses on Green and renewable energy.

  • Focus:

    • Electronics

    • Green Technologies

    • LEDs

    • Renewable energy

  • Dates: July 17-20, 2019

  • City: Ho Chi Minh City

  • Venue: Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC)

  • 799 Nguyen Van Linh, Tan Phu Ward, Dist 7.


Vietnam Based Chambers of Commerce

Chambers of Commerce can often be a great start to find suppliers, as almost all of them maintain a large database of potential suppliers.

Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce  and Industry - http://vccinews.com/

Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) supplies information to people who wish to find suppliers. Simply get in touch with a representative and you can get a list of Vietnamese members who could be potential partners. It’s a good resource to find a list of supplies but not a great way to form long term relationships.

AmCham Vietnam: http://www.amchamvietnam.com/

AmCham is so large that they operate 2 of them, AmCham Hanoi and AmCham Ho Chi Minh City. Both are similar in that they promote American business interest abroad. They maintain a large database of American manufacturers and businesses in Vietnam and if you are an American or represent an American Company, can connect you to Vietnamese suppliers in their database.

South Korea: http://korchamvietnam.com & Japan Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam: http://jbav.vn/en/

I don’t want to go overboard with the listing chamber of commerce, but I’m linking both Japan and South Korea simply because both countries have a large manufacturing presence in Vietnam. Both of these chambers of commerce maintain a list of their companies from their respective countries that have manufacturing in Vietnam. While Vietnam's manufacturing has taken off their management in many ways still feels a little antiquated and many people prefer working with a foreign managed company that has a more western style of doing business.

There are over 120 countries Chamber of Commerce that are operating in Vietnam and you should be able to find them by putting in “[Country name] Chamber of commerce Vietnam” and get the results you are looking for.


COSMO SOURCING, YOUR VIETNAM SOURCING COMPANY

If you are interested in sourcing from than feel free to reach out to the team at Cosmo Sourcing. We have been in Vietnam since 2014, and have the skills to find you the best supplier possible. We are also established in China and are one of the only companies that can find suppliers in both China and Vietnam and pick the one that you think is best.

 Our Vietnam Sourcing service allows you to access new manufacturers that you would not able to in China as well as to avoid the new recent Tariffs. Our services are designed to do everything to take your idea, turn it into a product and ship it to the final destination. Cosmo can do everything from creating a product spec sheet, validation, sourcing, ordering and evaluating samples, arranging inspections, finding freight forwarders, quality assurance, negotiations and even working with prep and fulfillment centers in the States. Our goal is to handle every single step of your business in Vietnam for you. 

We have helped clients ranging from Fortune 500 too small FBA sellers. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us and let us know how we can help you. info@cosmosourcing.com

Check out our other blog post to learn more about Product Sourcing from China and Vietnam

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