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 2017
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The European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) is grateful for all contributing members of the Sector Committees for the input and support making this 9th 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 to the Vietnamese government for the improvement of European – Vietnamese business relations. Furthermore, the Whitebook is 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 press time 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 and its employees, 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.
Contents finalised in: December 2016.
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Please consult the individual Sector Committees to see their positions on various business, trade and investment issues.