On October 4, the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) organised a conference in Hanoi to celebrate 30 years of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Vietnam and highlight new strategies and policies for the future. During this conference, the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) was honoured and awarded with a Certificate of Merit by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc for its contributions to FDI attraction in Vietnam and the country’s overall economic development and international integration. EuroCham was represented by Mr. Nicolas Audier and Mr. Denis Brunetti, EuroCham Co-Chairmen.
Since its establishment with only 60 members in 1998, EuroCham has grown to represent over 1,000 European businesses, counting among its members many of the world's leading enterprises. In 2018, EuroCham celebrated two decades in Vietnam and published the 10th edition of the Whitebook, EuroCham’s annual report of trade and investment issues and recommendations. The Chamber is the voice of European business in Vietnam, with a mission to improve the business environment in the country for the benefit of all.
Speaking at the “30 Years of FDI Mobilization” conference, EuroCham Co-Chairman Nicolas Audier said that increasing FDI has opened up the economy and improved economic policies. In the future, the business environment and strong growth of the middle class will help Vietnam remain an attractive destination for foreign investors. EuroCham is committed to working with the Vietnamese Government to advocate for the quick ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), which is estimated to boost GDP and Vietnam’s economic growth through investment and export expansion.
Mr. Audier presented EuroCham’s new report – The EVFTA 2018: Perspectives from Vietnam – to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. The report will also be presented to Members of the European Parliament in Brussels this week, as part of a EuroCham mission to support the EVFTA, which will highlight Vietnam’s substantial progress to date in achieving economic reforms and its commitment to continued progress in realising the goals of the EVFTA.
At conference celebrating 30 years of FDI EuroCham Vietnam's Co-Chairmen Nicolas Audier and Denis Brunetti handed over EuroCham 's EVFTA Report 2018: Perspectives from Vietnam' to H.E. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ahead of our Mission to Brussels.