On 9th November, EuroCham in coordination with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and EVBN organised a breakfast briefing on How to prepare and organise Government Meetings successfully. The guest speakers are respected public affairs professionals with an extensive track-record of working with the Government and the speakers openly shared their deep knowledge and experience. The briefing received significant interests from EuroCham members, especially the Government public and corporate affairs officers and consultants.
On 24-26 October 2016, on behalf of EuroCham, Mr. George Berczely, Chairman of EuroCham Transportation and Logistics Sector Committee and Government Affair Officer, Ms. Nguyen Lan Nhi attended a workshop organised by the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (GATF) in Hanoi. Participants were engaged in a roundtable discussion on practical implementation of the new WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) ratified by Vietnam on 15th December, 2015.
Representatives of EuroCham expressed its willingness to support General Department of Customs to organise trainings workshop to share European experiences on risk managements and enhancing custom expertise of local custom officials, and to support GDC and Ministry of Finance in the customs revolution and modernization to facilitate trade across border.
On 28 October, EuroCham Board members met Hanoi People’s Committee: EuroCham Board members met Ha Noi People’s Committee and provided comments on how to increase Ha Noi competitiveness, touching the topics of FDI, PPT and other EU projects.
Following the release of the ASEAN ICT Masterplan 2020 and the Masterplan for ASEAN Connectivity 2025 both of which deal with various aspects of the digital economy across ASEAN and the need for more technological connectivity in Southeast Asia, the EU-ABC has established a new Advocacy Group to look at this important sector and to work with ASEAN and its Member States in order to advance the use of technology across the region. The Group will be led by BT Group and software innovation arm of Bosch.
EuroCham has released the results of Business Climate Index (BCI) for Quarter 3 2016.
The index is 86, increased 10 points from 77 of last quarter
The sentiment of European business in Vietnam when it comes to the conditions for business in the Vietnamese market in the last quarter is very positive. According to the responses to the latest EuroCham Business Climate Index (BCI) survey, 71.5% of the respondents described their current business situation as “excellent” and “good”. Only 5.5% classified the present state of the market as “not good”, while there were no responses describing it as “very poor”.