Hanoi and HCMC - EuroCham co-hosted event - CCIFV Breakfast talk on Free Trade Agreements - Mechanisms and Opportunities for European companies

Wednesday, 16 February 2011 - Thursday, 17 February 2011
12:00am - 12:00am
Free Trade Agreements: Mechanisms and Opportunities for European companies

Date and Time: 8.30am to 10.00am
    Hanoi: Wednesday, 16th February 2011
    HCMC: Thursday, 17th February 2011

    Hanoi: Press Club, 59 Ly Thai To St., Hanoi
    HCMC: Eurocentre – 4th Floor - 49 Mac Dinh Chi, Dist. 1, HCMC

    HCMC: Member & co-host: VND 250,000; Non-member: VND 400,000

    Hanoi: Member & co-host: VND 300,000; Non-member: VND 400,000

Multilateral negotiations seem to be facing difficulties today and have even been threatened by failure during the Doha Round which was initiated 10 years ago. In order to avoid such threats, WTO Member States resort to bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTA) which would normally represent a breach into WTO law, unless they fulfill a number of conditions. These agreements provide real opportunities for companies but also hold serious difficulties with regard to their interpretation and implementation. The growing region of South-East Asia has naturally witnessed an increase in the number of FTAs. On January 1st, 2010 the majority of the goods included in the agreement recently signed between China and South East Asia countries (CAFTA) became subject to a 0% applicable customs duty rate.European companies which are present in the South-East Asian region should strive to make the best use of FTAs in order to increase their efficiency and profits…

With the presence of speaker: Mr. Jean-Marie SALVA - DS Avocats – Partner (Hanoi and HCMC) and Mr. Jean-Jacques BOUFLET - Minister Counselor, Head of Trade  economic Affairs, The Delegation of the European Commission to Vietnam (Hanoi)

Please kindly confirm your participation with Ms Thien Binh by fax 08 38 25 89 15 or by email to events@ccifv.org

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When: 16 - 17 Feb 2011
Venue: Please refer to the website
Fee: Member: VND 250,000; Non-member: VND 400,000
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