On 11 January, EuroCham Chairman, Michael Behrens and Vice-Chairman, Nicolas Audier met with H.E. Mr. Le Thanh Long, Minister of Ministry of Justice.
On 12 January EuroCham Board member Boris Gueudin and Executive Director Almut Roessner welcomed the delegation of Quang Nam province Authority to a meeting in EuroCham office in HCMC.
On the 11th January 2017, in Hanoi – the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) – in collaboration with the EU-Vietnam Business Network (EVBN) and the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) – kicked off the year with the forum Vietnam Towards the Enhancement of Competitiveness and Attractiveness in Hanoi.
Ministry of Industry and Trade signed Decision No.4846/QD-BCT approving a plan to remove 15 procedures and simplify 108 of 443 procedures under MOIT management in 17 fields, including: steel, gas, food safety, production and business of wine, electricity, petroleum, trade promotion, import and export, chemicals, international trade and competition management. EuroCham Secretariat has sent the text of the Decision 4846 with sectoral impacts to relevant Sector Committees for their update and further follow up with MOIT.
- Green Growth to Vietnam Environment Administration under Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment commenting on Draft Circular regulating management of normal solid waste and retrieval of discarded products, non-hazardous liquid waste and destruction of vehicles entitled to privilege treatment and exemption.
- Human Resources & Training: comments have been recognized in the recent zero draft amending the Labor Code.
EuroCham Sector Committees (SC) organised a series of consultative meetings with MUTRAP experts to discuss EVFTA implementation recommendations.