Eurocham leader: EVFTA to play vital role in Vietnam’s global trade integration

09:12 | 20/04/2017 MUTRAP Corner

On April 19 in Hanoi, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Economic Affairs Nguyen Van Binh held a reception for Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce (Eurocham) in Vietnam Jens Ruebbert.

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Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Economic Affairs Nguyen Van Binh (R) receives Eurocham Chairman in Vietnam Jens Ruebbert - Photo: VTV

At the meeting, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Economic Affairs Nguyen Van Binh highly appreciated the activities of Eurocham in Vietnam over recent years for making good contributions to improving business environment and the national competitiveness of Vietnam’s economy.

The host congratulated Jens Ruebbert on his election as Chairman of Eurocham in the 2017-2018 tenure, Binh expressed his belief that the guest will work hard to enhance links between the chamber and Vietnamese agencies on issues of common concern.

Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Economic Affairs Nguyen Van Binh also stressed Vietnam’s priorities of stepping up reforms to perfect the country’s economic institution, creating a competitive and fair business climate, and improving the national economy’s competitiveness. He affirmed that Vietnam always welcomes European enterprises to invest in the country.

Binh expressed his belief that Eurocham continue effectively cooperating with Vietnam’s agencies and organisations in the coming time, contributing to promoting the relations between Vietnam and the EU.

Meanwhile, Jens Ruebbert commented that, the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) will play a vital role in Vietnam’s global trade integration, helping the country to become a promising business and investment market in ASEAN for European firms.

On the occasion, Jens Ruebbert introduced the White Book 2017 of the chamber, which analyses opportunities and challenges brought about by the EVFTA.

He also proposed several measures to fine-tune Vietnam’s investment and business climate.

Minh Thu