Whitebook & GEFE Report Launched in Hanoi

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February 20, 2023
EuroCham Unveils Our 2023 Whitebook and GEFE 2022 Report!
Dear ,

We're thrilled to announce the release of our 2023 Whitebook - your go-to guide to help tackle the pesky obstacles that have been holding back Vietnam's development journey. With help from our 18 Sector Committees, the Whitebook is a comprehensive guide to the regulatory landscape, chock-full of practical recommendations to help European businesses overcome the various challenges they face in the field.

At the Whitebook Launch on February 16, we hosted a business-to-government dialogue forum in Hanoi that brought together 300+ business and political leaders to discuss the key findings from the Whitebook. We talked about everything from healthcare, the green economy and sustainability, to innovation and investment. Best of all, we got some productive responses from Vietnamese ministries, departments, and agencies.

We're also stoked to release of our GEFE 2022 Report - your guide to all the great things that happened at EuroCham's Green Economy Forum and Exhibition, held in November 2022. This report is chock-full of valuable recommendations that'll help Vietnam transition to a greener, more eco-friendly economy. With this report, you'll get to see first-hand how our forum and exhibition helped move the needle forward.

Keep an eye out on our website! Both publications will be accessible to our members soon.
EuroCham and the EU-ASEAN Business Council Engaged in Dialogue with Vietnamese Government Officials in Hanoi
EuroCham and the EU-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) joined forces and had the privilege of engaging in dialogue with distinguished government officials in Hanoi from Feb. 14 to 16.

EuroCham Chairman Alain Cany and EU-ABC Vice-Chair Jens Ruebbert co-led the delegation and shared their views that European businesses have a keen interest in the Vietnamese market and regard Vietnam as a leading country and a trailblazer in Asia-Pacific, particularly Southeast Asia.

We didn't waste a single minute! At every meeting, we tackled key issues that matter to our members. Together, we explored how European businesses can further boost the already thriving EU-ASEAN and EU-Vietnam trade and investment relations.

Notably, the delegation had the privilege of engaging in dialogue with the following dignitaries and representatives from their respective departments, ministries and agencies:
  • Prime Minister of Vietnam Pham Minh Chinh
  • National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Bui Thanh Son
  • Minister of Finance (MOF) Ho Duc Phoc
  • Vice Minister of Science and Technology (MOST) Nguyen Hoang Giang
  • Vice Minister of Transport (MOT) Nguyen Danh Huy
  • Vice Minister of Industry and Trade (MOIT) Tran Quoc Khanh
  • Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) Director General Nguyen Trung Khanh
  • State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Deputy Governor Pham Thanh Ha
  • Deputy Director of the Customs Supervision and Administration Department at the General Department of Customs Nguyen Bac Hai

“In our meetings earlier this week alongside the important delegation from the EU-ASEAN Business Council, we were able to raise our key issues and recommendations, and confirmed the seriousness of our solid relationship with the Vietnamese government.” according to EuroCham Chairman Alain Cany.

Following the first day of meetings, the EU-ASEAN Business Social on Feb. 14 also brought participants together for an evening of delicious food, drinks, and great conversation.

We cannot help but express our heartfelt gratitude to the distinguished government officials who generously gave us their time. And to our fellow participating delegation members, we extend our gratitude for the enriching and lively discussions we had. Thank you all for a productive and memorable experience!
[Webinar] Vietnam New Data Privacy Rules: Wrap-up & Compliance Plan for Businesses
[Webinar] Vietnam New Data Privacy Rules: Wrap-up & Compliance Plan for Businesses


Mar 1, 2023
(2:00 PM - 4:00 PM) (GMT+7)
Hung Tran Manh
Head of IP & Technology Practice
Baker & McKenzie (Vietnam) Ltd.
Minh Nguyen Huyen
Associate Attorney, IP & Technology Practice
Baker & McKenzie (Vietnam) Ltd.
Tuan Nguyen Huu
Associate Attorney, IP & Technology Practice
Baker & McKenzie (Vietnam) Ltd.
In the latest development, Resolution No. 13/NQ-CP has revealed that the Personal Data Protection Decree (PDPD) is on the horizon. To help businesses prepare for compliance with the upcoming PDPD, EuroCham is offering an opportunity to gain insights on the significant points of the draft decree.

Join this webinar to learn how to align your compliance strategy with the new rules. Don't miss out on this essential information!

Details of the event:
  • Time: March 1, 2023, 2 - 4 p.m. 
  • Location: ONLINE
  • Fees: Members - 300,000 VND/pax, non-members - 500,000 VND/pax.
EuroCham's Annual General Meeting (AGM) Scheduled for March 16
Our 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held simultaneously in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on March 16! Mark your calendars.

Note: Only members who have paid their membership dues in full for 2023 will have voting rights and can stand for election

So keep your eyes peeled, members, because we'll be dropping more details about the AGM early this week. Don't miss out on this chance to connect, learn, and shape the future of EuroCham. See you soon!
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EuroCham Vietnam Hosted a Productive Lunch with the Chairman, Discusses Current Happenings and Future Plans
EuroCham had the privilege of hosting a Lunch with the Chairman on Feb. 14 at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. Alain Cany, our Chairman, met with Alain Boldrini, CEO of Apave Asia Pacific, and Stuart Livesey, Senior Director and Head of Copenhagen Offshore Partners in Vietnam, in the presence of our Executive Director Delphine Rousselet and Vice-Chair Torben Minko (B. Braun) to discuss EuroCham's present and future activities. The lunch provided a platform for all attendees to share their insights and ideas, and allowed EuroCham to have a productive dialogue with our members.
Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) Delayed Until Mid-March
Due to the busy schedule of high-level government officials, the much-anticipated Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) has been further delayed until the middle of March 2023. Dates will be determined soon, so stay tuned for that.

The VBF fosters continuous policy dialogue between government and business leaders and supports the development of Vietnam's economy through business and investment reforms.

EuroCham Board Member Soren Roed Pedersen and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) President Pham Tan Cong will co-chair this year's VBF. It also marks the VBF's 25th anniversary, making it an event of particular significance.
EuroCham members, renew your membership by Feb. 28 to stay part of our community, benefit from all our services, and bolster your brand image in Vietnam. With your support, we'll surely be able to deliver even greater value to our members in 2023.

EuroCham direct members should have already received an email with an invoice and payment instructions from the EuroCham Membership Team. Please check your inbox for this email. Members through our nine affiliated business associations have been also contacted by their respective BA to renew their membership.

Contact our Membership Team if you have any questions:
⭐Ms. Linh at  or 028 38272715 – Ext: 116
⭐Ms. Linda at  or 028 38272715 – Ext: 105 
We invite qualified candidates to apply for the following opening:
- "Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue had a working session with a delegation of the EU-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) and the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham), with representatives from nearly 50 businesses and groups, in Hanoi on February 14."

- "Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son received a delegation of the EU-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) and the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) in Hanoi on February 15, affirming that his ministry will actively work with other ministries and sectors to promote bilateral trade and investment links."

- "The European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) on February 16 launched its 2022-2023 Whitebook, with the theme 'Working Toward a Green Economy and Sustainable Development'."

 - "The European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam has urged the Vietnamese government to extend visa waivers to all EU countries to speed up tourism recovery."

- "Offshore wind power will be fundamental to delivering Vietnam’s green transition goals, said Stuart Livesey, the Vietnam Country Director for Copenhagen Offshore Partners (COP) - the offshore wind project developer of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP)."

- "The EU wants to champion 'green agriculture' in Southeast Asia. But limited trade relations, regulatory nightmares and distrust could stymie it."


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