The EU-Vietnam Business Network (EVBN) provides EU business with strong legal and advocacy mechanisms, which will address market access issues and improve the overall business climate in Vietnam.

Towards this objective, EVBN Advocacy component focuses on the following fields:

  • Provide entry-level support to new and existing European businesses in Vietnam in terms of identifying and addressing market access issues from a legal and advocacy perspective
  • Increase responsiveness to address regulatory changes and issues in order to decrease the number of trade and investment obstacles faced by European businesses and improve the level playing field for EU business
  • Raise awareness of trade and investment issues both in Vietnam, the ASEAN region and Europe by means of different activities including but not limited to seminars and workshops, publications, up-dated news etc. on market access and investment issues and local policy /regulatory measures with market access impact
  • Enhance the collaboration with Vietnamese authorities on trade and foreign direct investment promotion especially on the implementation of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and extend the reach of trade advocacy activities to more provinces relevant for European businesses.

EVBN Advocacy – main activities

The European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham), renowned for its strong advocacy network and experience in Vietnam, is EVBN strategic consortium partner to implement the Advocacy activities in Vietnam.

EVBN has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to found an efficient and proactive working channel towards the Government, other relevant ministries and local authorities.

EVBN Advocacy Component Organisational Chart

EVBN Advocacy Component Organisational Chart

Blue positions: existing Eurocham positions
Yellow positions: recruited under EVBN fund
Orange position: EVBN existing staff supporting the Advocacy team