The European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, better known as EuroCham, is the principle voice of the European business community in Vietnam.
The Chamber was established in 1998 to help develop Vietnam into an attractive investment destination and trading partner for European businesses. With almost one thousand members, we are one of the biggest foreign Chambers of Commerce in Vietnam. Representing a plethora of sectors and sizes ranging from SMEs to MNCs, EuroCham has a very strong business network in both Vietnam and Europe. Through our members, more than 150,000 people are directly employed and the EU is Vietnam’s 2nd-biggest trade partner.
Since our establishment 20 years ago, both EuroCham and Vietnam have come a long way. Vietnam now boasts a more liberal economy with a young, outward-looking population keen on deeper integration into the global community. In the meantime, we have developed into a fully-fledged business association offering a wide range of benefits and services to our members in Vietnam.
Despite such achievements, much work remains to be done in order to ensure Vietnam continues to develop as an attractive business destination. Acting as an intermediary between our members - the business community - and local, national, regional and European authorities, we advocate on our members' behalf, to generate improvements in the business environment, raise awareness on key issues and disseminate information on issues relating to doing business in Vietnam.
EuroCham contributes to Vietnam’s continued development and works for a stronger Vietnam – this makes business sense. Both local and foreign authorities have recognised EuroCham as a powerful and effective advocate for businesses in Vietnam. We are proud to have received the Prime Minister's Award, presented to the Chamber by the Vietnamese Government in May 2006, in recognition of our role in helping the development of Vietnam.
EuroCham is a members-based, independent, not-for-profit organisation of European companies who are investing in Vietnam, for the benefit of all.
We stand together as European companies and Business Associations to help support our members and their business. EuroCham is a strong umbrella organisation that unites most of the European Business Associations, which makes us a very successful organisation.
Although we work closely with a number of organisations, in particular the Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam, we are independent of such bodies and other agencies of the European Union.
EuroCham is primarily financed through membership fees, while the remainder of our operational costs are covered through sponsorships, as well as the services and projects we undertake.
Please click here to view the EuroCham Statutes and Licence.