The Bulletin Edition # 06

The newsletter from CCIPV - 13 Sep 2022

The Bulletin Edition is a weekly newsletter from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Portugal - Vietnam that provides a well-appointed briefing on the latest news, offering a unique and informed view and a swathe of recommendations from our experts about Vietnam and Portugal. We provide industry insights and considered reporting from across both countries. Stay informed and inspired with our bulletin.

I hope you had a great Mid-autumn Festival celebration.

We start with the position of the European Union in supporting and encouraging the Iberian-EU gas interconnections. That position comes after German Chancellor Olaf Scholz came out in favour of a pipeline to transport gas from Portugal through Spain and France to the rest of Europe.

Last week, Vietnam is considering building a high-speed railway that runs along the country's length with a possible price tag of up to US$58.7 billion. Read more, here.

Vietnam’s new Cybersecurity Law, which brings some concerns to the business community, was issued by the Vietnamese Government on 15 August 2022 and will become fully effective on 1 October 2022. CCIPV will create a special post with FAQ soon.

Portugal and Vietnam share similarities in the Blue Economy. The Portuguese Blue Economy is in clear acceleration in the last four years (2015-2018): Exports increase 25%, Company’s GVA grows 30% and the Merchant Navy rises 94%. In Vietnam, a national marine spatial master plan is being developed to fuel the sustainable development of marine economic clusters and establish sea-based economic hubs by 2030.

September is the kickoff of events season in Vietnam and CCIPV will be a proud institutional sponsor. Pencil in your agenda the following dates:

- VMARK Design Week: 28 and 29 September 2022, HCMC

- GEFE 2022: 28 to 30 November 2022, Hanoi and HCMC

More details will be provided closer to the event dates.

Warm regards,

Sérgio Pereira da Silva