The EuroCham Whitebook - Trade / Investment Issues & Recommendations (Whitebook) - is published annually by the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam and identifies the year’s focal business, trade and investment issues affecting our members, the business community and, in many cases society at large.
Compiled from position papers drafted by the chairs of our Sector Committees, the Whitebook identifies issues inhibiting businesses in Vietnam, between Vietnam and the EU and other relevant areas such as WTO commitments and compliance. The Whitebook offers holistic and realistic recommendations to the relevant local, national, regional and European authorities. Each chapter provides a concise overview of the particular issues affecting business as well as key recommendations for each chapter, to help the Government prioritise their efforts.
The Whitebook aims to inform heads of relevant ministries and departments of the Vietnamese Government, the Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam, Ambassadors, Consuls and Trade Commissioners of the European member state missions in Vietnam, and international, sectoral and partner organisations in Vietnam.

EuroCham Whitebook 2021

On Thursday 25 November, the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham), Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) co-hosted ‘Meet Europe 2021: EU-Vietnam Partnership Post-COVID and Whitebook Launch’.
The event, which took place at the Melia Hotel in Hanoi, brought together more than 150 political and business leaders to discuss how government and the private sector can work together to boost EU-Vietnam trade and investment in the post-pandemic ‘new normal’.
It featured high-level speeches from Mrs. Nguyen Thi Hong, Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam; EU Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Vietnam, H.E. Mr Giorgio Aliberti; Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr To Anh Dung; VCCI Chairman Mr Pham Tan Cong; and EuroCham Chairman Mr Alain Cany.
The event also saw the official launch of the 2021 EuroCham Whitebook. Now in its 13th edition, the annual publication brings together the insights and ideas of EuroCham’s more than 1,200 members.
In this publication, the chamber’s 18 Sector Committees bring together their international expertise and local experience to suggest practical reforms to the trade and investment environment. If taken on board, these recommendations can help Vietnam to rebound and recover from the pandemic and make it an even more open, competitive, and attractive market for foreign investors.

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The European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) is grateful to all contributing members of the Sector Committees for their input and support in making this 10th edition of the EuroCham Whitebook (Whitebook) possible. The Whitebook is a collective expression of the views of EuroCham’s members, represented by the Sector Committees, on specific aspects of the business environment in Vietnam. It does not explicitly represent the views of one or more individual companies. The information and views put forward in the Whitebook are solely intended to promote a constructive dialogue and offer recommendations for the improvement of European–Vietnamese business relations. Furthermore, the Whitebook is strictly intended for the use of EuroCham’s members and other interested parties, and not for a particular company and/or institution.
No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed or transmitted, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, including, without being limited to photocopying or other electronic reproduction, or mechanical methods, without the prior written consent of EuroCham. For permission requests, please write to EuroCham at the address mentioned below. EuroCham has made all efforts to ensure that the information contained in the Whitebook is accurate at the time of going to press to the best of EuroCham’s knowledge and belief. However, EuroCham does not assume and it hereby disclaims any liability and/or responsibility to any party for the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability of the content of the Whitebook and/or for the outcome of any decision taken on the basis of it. In any case, no party should act upon the content of the Whitebook without seeking professional advice and/or assistance.
Furthermore, in no event shall EuroCham, its members, its executive committee and/or the members of its executive committee be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages (including lost profits) directly or indirectly relating to or arising out of the publication of the Whitebook, regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise, and whether or not such damages were foreseen or unforeseen, even if one has been advised of the possibility thereof. In case of any discrepancy between the English and Vietnamese versions of the Whitebook, the English version shall prevail.
Links to third-party publications and websites in the Whitebook are provided for convenience only to you. EuroCham does not control and is not responsible for any of these third-party publications or their content. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

The 2021 Whitebook was produced by November 2021.

© 2021 European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, all rights reserved.

For enquiries please contact:

Sector Committees Secretariat
Tel: 84 28 3827 2715, ext. 115
Email: sec.coms@eurochamvn.org

Please consult the individual Sector Committees to see their positions on various business, trade and investment issues.

Please click here to access previous issues of EuroCham Whitebook.


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