However, many distribution networks said that the biggest shortcoming of Vietnamese enterprises is the small production scale, so the management still has many downsides. For instance, according to the standards of the Aeon mall, products must be controlled for quality and food safety and hygiene from farm to table. However, just a few Vietnamese enterprises can meet this standard. Besides, regulations on the labeling of goods have already been issued, but enterprises are slow in changing. Another problem is that due to weak internal resources, enterprises have not spent much on researching and developing new products. This also limits the ability to access export markets of Vietnamese enterprises.
It is recorded that the total export turnover of Vietnam in the first eight months reached US$174.11 billion, up 1.6 percent over the same period last year.