The structure of this Whitebook is designed to provide a concise view of the issues affecting European businesses in Vietnam. In line with this objective, EuroCham has asked members to focus on the discussion of a maximum of three (3) key issues they believe the Vietnamese Government should address with priority. The Whitebook 2017 also assesses how these concerns specifically affect Vietnam for example through impact on trade, growth or employment. Finally, the chapters put forward specific recommendations to help improve the current situation or resolve relevant challenges. Each chapter is thus organised as follows:
- Relevant Ministries
- Issue description: summary of the key concerns
- Potential gains/concerns for Vietnam: summary of the potential benefits or hindrances to the Vietnamese economy/growth/employment etc.
Recommendations: specific recommendations to achieve improvements or help resolve the issues
- The 2017 Whitebook has one (1) dedicated chapter on EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and EuroCham has also asked its Sector Committees to provide the comments on EVFTA at the end of their chapters.
- There are twenty-two (22) chapters in total; including one (1) chapter on EVFTA, ten (10) cross-sectoral and eleven (11) sectoral. These are organised in alphabetical order.