EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement: International conference 2017

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (L) and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker address a statement after attending the signing ceremony for the conclusion of the negotiations of a EU-Vietnam free trade agreement, at the European Commission, in Brussels on December 2, 2015. / AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND

A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has been signed between European Union and Vietnam has signed  on December 2nd, 2015.

See previous article:Free Trade agreement between European Union and Vietnam: one year later

Key aspects of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement

  • A lowering and gradual abolishment until 99% of customs’ taxes for a wide range of European goods. This will be applied for a 7-year period, even 10 years, depending on goods category. For sure, food and industrial products are the most concerned.
  • An existence of transparent trade rules between European countries and Vietnam
  • A facilitated market access for investments and commercial presence

International conference in 2017

The conference will take place in Paris on December 1st, 2017. Organized by Asia Center and MEDEF international, participants could exchange with vietnamese, european and french stakeholders and authorities.


Besides, key people from the business side will be present at this event.

List of  speakers:

M. Trân Quôc Khanh
Vice-minister of industry and trade.  Vietnamese head of negotiations for EVFTA
M. Raffaele Mauro Petriccione
Trade Deputy General manager  at DG Trade (European Commission). European head of negotiations for EVFTA
M. Vu Tiên Lôc
President of Chamber of Trade and Industry of Vietnam (VCCI)
M. Nguyen Dinh Cung
Director of Institut central pour la gestion économique (CIEM)
A representative from the French Ministry of Economy and Finance


Key information:

Date: December 1st, 2017

Place: MEDEF – 55 avenue Bosquet, Paris 17 ème

Time: 8h30 – 12h00



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