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 2020

On Tuesday the 30th of June, the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (“EuroCham”) and the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council for Administrative Procedure Reform (“ACAPR”) held a dialogue in Hanoi to discuss administrative reform ahead of the implementation of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (“EVFTA”).
The event, “Administrative Reform: A Key Role in EVFTA Implementation” took place in the Melia Hotel and featured special guest speakers H.E. Minister Mai Tien Dung, Chairman of the Office of the Government (“OOG”) and Axelle Nicaise, Deputy Head of Mission at the EU Delegation to Vietnam. It also brought together business leaders, Government officials, journalists, and members of the diplomatic corps to discuss how administrative reform can help to unlock the full potential of the upcoming EVFTA, which is set to enter into force on the 1st of August.

The event also featured the launch of EuroCham’s 12th Whitebook publication. The Whitebook is EuroCham’s annual report, where the chamber’s 17 Sector Committees raise the issues most important to their business operations and highlight specific actions the Government could take to improve the business environment and increase trade and investment with the EU.

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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 2020 Whitebook was produced by June 2020.

© 2020 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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