August 31, 2023

EuroCham delegation visits Bac Giang to discuss EU-Vietnam business trends

On 30 August, a EuroCham delegation traveled to Bac Giang province for a series of discussions focused on new EU regulations and their potential impacts on trade and investment between Europe and Vietnam.

 

The delegation, led by EuroCham Vice-Chairman Minh Nguyen and Vice-Chairwoman Claudia Anselmi, met with provincial officials as well as representatives from the EU Delegation to Vietnam. The overarching theme was how new EU laws meant to promote sustainability will shape future commercial ties.

 

The delegation was welcomed by Nguyen Minh Hang, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, who gave opening remarks. Phan The Tuan, Vice-Chairman of the People’s Committee of Bac Giang, also gave a welcome speech opening the meeting and set the stage for productive discussions.

 

In his remarks, EuroCham Vice-Chairman Minh Nguyen reflected on the three years since the entry into force of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). He noted that supply chains and investment are shifting towards Vietnam as European firms make it a top priority.

 

He also introduced our upcoming Green Economy Forum (GEF) 2023 event, and invited all meeting attendees and Bac Giang officials to join hands with EuroCham and Team Europe for the occasion.

 

Several other priority areas relevant to the interests of both Europeans and Vietnamese were also discussed in his speech. This includes investment in logistics and infrastructure, where EU companies excel. Mr. Nguyen also touched on EuroCham advocacy efforts related to direct power purchase agreements and visa exemptions for EU citizens to boost tourism from Europe.

 

There was particular focus on ensuring Vietnamese manufacturers can meet new EU standards like the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), which taxes imports based on their carbon footprint. Bartosz Cieleszynski, Deputy Head of the Trade Section at the EU delegation, gave an overview of CBAM and other upcoming regulations like due diligence rules for supply chains.

 

During the morning’s panel discussion, EuroCham Board Member Claudia Anselmi outlined EU strategies for sustainable and circular textiles. The goal is helping local companies understand what will be required to maintain and expand access to the EU market.

 

After that, there was a meeting between Bac Giang provincial officials and EuroCham at the Bac Giang Provincial People’s Committee. The meeting was chaired by Le Anh Duong, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the Bac Giang People’s Committee. The group discussed the province’s socio-economic development, policies, investment needs, and orientation for attracting EU businesses. 

Meetings like this are invaluable for EuroCham members to directly engage with policymakers. The conversations enable pragmatic solutions that allow trade and investment to flourish while upholding European values. Vietnam’s receptiveness to this dialogue underscores why it remains a favored destination for EU investors.

 

To wrap up the trip, the delegation toured the Van Trung Industrial Park and Synergie CAD Vietnam Factory. Van Trung Industrial Park is an industrial park located in Van Trung commune, Viet Yen district, Bac Giang province, Vietnam. Synergie CAD Vietnam Factory is a EuroCham member. They are a subsidiary of Synergie CAD, a French company that provides electronic design and manufacturing services. Visiting these companies and seeing their operations first hand provides critical insights into how continued collaboration between the EU and Vietnam can drive mutual prosperity.

 

 

Thanks to Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for teaming up with us to organize this important and productive event.

 

Participants were delighted with the engaging discussions and activities that took place throughout the EuroCham delegation’s trip to Bac Giang. Following the success of this field trip and our 23 August trip to Ben Tre, EuroCham is excited to organize similar excursions to other Vietnamese provinces in the near future. Stay tuned for more information so you don’t miss out on these valuable opportunities to directly connect  with policymakers and other members of the business community.

 

 

More News

See all

July 12, 2024

Cautious optimism, but administrative bottlenecks remain a stumbling block: EuroCham Vietnam’s Q2 Business Confidence Index survey

Read more

July 12, 2024

EuroCham’s Medical Devices and Diagnostics Sector Committee contributes to Business Dialogue Conference in Da Nang

Read more

July 12, 2024

Celebrating One Year of the EuroCham Construction Sector Committee

Read more

July 12, 2024

EuroCham brings valuable insights to Green and Clean Energy Towards Net Zero Forum

Read more

July 12, 2024

EuroCham Vietnam and our Green Growth Sector Committee champion circular economy at national dialogue with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Read more

July 11, 2024

EuroCham Vietnam participates in Hung Yen Province’s masterplan announcement ceremony

Read more

July 11, 2024

EuroCham Vietnam promotes upcoming Green Economy Forum & Exhibition (GEFE) 2024 at Solar & Storage Live Vietnam 2024

Read more

July 05, 2024

DPPA decree signed: a major step forward for green growth in Vietnam

Read more

July 05, 2024

EuroCham Vietnam’s Brussels mission: strengthening Europe-Vietnam ties

Read more

July 05, 2024

Vietnam’s Personal Data Protection Decree: Challenges and Opportunities – Insights from our Digital Sector Committee 

Read more

June 28, 2024

EuroCham Vietnam champions members’ interests in high-level EU-ASEAN Business Mission to Hanoi

Read more

June 28, 2024

EuroCham Vietnam bids farewell to former chairman Gabor Fluit at special reception hosted by Dutch Consul General

Read more

June 28, 2024

EuroCham Vietnam Secretary General Marieke Van der Pijl outlines EU Green Deal impact on Vietnam’s textile industry at sustainability conference

Read more

June 28, 2024

EuroCham Medical Devices and Diagnostics Sector Committee meets with the Ministry of Health’s Infrastructure and Medical Device Administration

Read more

June 28, 2024

[CORPORATE PARTNER] BASF Vietnam embraces ‘Future of Work’ approach and sustainability with new office at Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City

Read more

June 28, 2024

[Sector Committee Spotlight] Sustainable Finance Sector Committee

Read more

June 28, 2024

EuroCham highlights Trade Facilitation at Customs-Business Dialogue with Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department

Read more

June 21, 2024

[Work @ EuroCham] GREEN GROWTH SECTOR COMMITTEE & SUSTAINABLE FINANCE SECTOR COMMITTEE INTERN – based in Hanoi

Read more

June 21, 2024

EuroCham discusses ESG reporting at Ho Chi Minh City Economic Forum 2024 seminar

Read more

June 21, 2024

EuroCham 2024 Business Awards – Guidelines for EuroCham Direct Member Nominations

Read more

June 21, 2024

[Corporate Partner] Sanofi Vietnam inaugurated the new world-class headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City

Read more

June 14, 2024

[Work @ EuroCham – CROPLIFE VIETNAM] COMMUNICATIONS & STEWARDSHIP SPECIALIST

Read more

June 14, 2024

EuroCham’s Green Growth Sector Committee drives sustainability dialogue at “ESG: From Ideas to Action” workshop

Read more

June 14, 2024

EuroCham Vietnam and EU Chamber of Commerce in China shed light on China+1

Read more

June 14, 2024

EuroCham and HCMC leaders meet to drive green economy initiatives at GEFE 2024

Read more

June 14, 2024

EuroCham welcomes IMF Delegation to discuss Vietnam’s economic landscape

Read more

June 10, 2024

EuroCham attends Vietnam Sourcing Expo 2024

Read more

June 07, 2024

EuroCham Vietnam Executive Director participates in annual EBO Worldwide Network meeting in Brussels

Read more

June 07, 2024

EuroCham voices business community priorities at key economic meeting with the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI)

Read more

June 07, 2024

EuroCham advocates for robust personal data protection as Vietnam shapes Data Protection Law

Read more

Pour une expérience optimale, veuillez tenir votre mobile à la verticale !

Platinum Partners

Gold Premium Partners

Gold Partners

Silver Partners

Premium Service Partners