CCIPV Chairman attended the historic event of the Signing Ceremony of the Free Trade Agreement
CCIPV Chairman, Mr. Sérgio Pereira da Silva attended the historic event of the Signing Ceremony of the Free Trade Agreement and Investment Protection Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
CCIPV with EuroCham joined the Prime Minister of Vietnam, H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom, and Romanian Minister for Business, Trade and Entrepreneurship, Ștefan-Radu Oprea, at the official signing of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) in Hanoi.
This historic event moves the EVFTA one step closer to ratification, ahead of a crucial vote in the European Parliament. Once the agreement enters into force, it will set in train a gradual elimination of almost all tariffs on goods traded between the EU and Vietnam, opening up new opportunities for investors and consumers on both sides
EuroCham has been a strong supporter and an integral part of the EVFTA ever since negotiations first began, providing detailed insights and recommendations throughout 14 rounds of negotiations. Once the agreement was concluded in December 2015, ensuring its swift ratification and implementation has been at the heart of the Chamber’s activities.
EuroCham has led three Missions to Europe, bringing business leaders to Brussels to highlight the importance of the EVFTA and sharing the positive changes Vietnam continues to make to its trade environment and legal framework. This included meeting with EU Commissioners, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), and senior EU officials, as well as speaking at the European Parliament’s International Trade (INTA) Committee on several occasions, most recently in October 2018.
Source: CCIPV / EUROCHAM