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Latest developments in the EU-Vietnam FTA

  • Date: 06/10/2015, 14:30 – 16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Mansholt room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 01/10/2015 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 06/10/2015, 14:30 – 16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Mansholt room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 01/10/2015 12:00

The purpose of the meeting is to brief civil society organizations on the status of the negotiations for an EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (FTA) following the agreement in principle reached on 4 August by EU Trade Commissioner Malmström and Vietnamese Minister for Trade and Industry Vu Huy Hoang.

This FTA, for which negotiations started in October 2012, is the most ambitious and comprehensive FTA that the EU has ever concluded with a developing country, the second in the ASEAN region after Singapore, and a further building block towards the EU’s ultimate objective of an ambitious and comprehensive region-to-region EU-ASEAN FTA. This agreement will allow EU exporters and investors to access a fast-growing market of 90 million people and to consolidate their presence in one of the most dynamic regions in the world.

The agreement now needs to be translated into legal texts and negotiations on the investment chapter will need to be finalised. It is expected that both processes will be completed by the end of 2015.
 

Lead Participant

Ms Helena König, Director, Asia and Latin America, Directorate-General for Trade
 

Moderator

Mr Lutz Guellner, Head of the Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade
 

AGENDA

1. Presentation on the Agreement in Principle

2. Open discussion with stakeholders
 

Related documents

DG Trade web pages on Vietnam

Press release

 

Due to increased security measures implemented by the European Commission from 1 June 2015, participants will receive in the confirmation email a link to a form in which they will be requested to introduce their ID number together with its validity date, their nationality and date of birth. Those participants who have not provided this information 48 hours before the meeting takes place will NOT be able to access the venue. No late registrations will be accepted.

We would be grateful if participants could arrive 15/20 minutes in advance. A reception desk will be set up at the entrance of the Charlemagne building, where you will receive a badge and gain access to the meeting room. Please bring the confirmation email received when registering for the meeting and an ID card.

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • amfori
  • Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • Asiago Cheese Consortium / Consorzio tutela formaggio Asiago
  • Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • ASSOCIATION EUROPÉENNE DU COMMERCE DE FRUITS ET LÉGUMES DE L'UE - European Fruit and Vegetables Trade Association
  • ASSOCIATION EUROPÉENNE DU COMMERCE DE FRUITS ET LÉGUMES DE L'UE - European Fruit and Vegetables Trade Association
  • Association Internationale des Techniciens Experts et Chercheurs (funded)
  • Associazione Italiana Consorzi Indicazioni Geografiche
  • Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Bureau Européen de l'Agriculture Française
  • BUSINESSEUROPE
  • CIRFS: European Man-made Fibres Association
  • ClientEarth
  • Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry ASBL
  • Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Confédération Européenne de l’Industrie de la Chaussure
  • Danish Dairy Board Brussels s.a.
  • Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • DIGITALEUROPE
  • EuroCommerce
  • Eurometaux
  • Eurometaux
  • EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION
  • EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION
  • EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF DAIRY TRADE
  • European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • European Cocoa Association
  • European Community Shipowner's Associations
  • European Dairy Association aisbl
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Express Association
  • European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations
  • European Liaison Committee for Agriculture and agri-food trade
  • European Patent Office
  • European Patent Office
  • European Sealing Association
  • European Sealing Association
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • FEDUSTRIA
  • FoodServiceEurope
  • FoodServiceEurope
  • Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Humane Society International/Europe
  • International Federation for Human Rights
  • International Trademark Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd.
  • Landwirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Maa- ja metsätaloustuottajain Keskusliitto – Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners
  • MEDICINES FOR EUROPE
  • Organisation pour un réseau international d’indications géographiques
  • PROFEL - European Association of Fruit and Vegetable Processors
  • spiritsEUROPE
  • STARCH EUROPE
  • The Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • Union européenne de l'Artisanat et des petites et moyennes entreprises, aisbl
  • Union Européenne du Commerce du Bétail et des Métiers de la Viande
  • Unioncamere Europa asbl
  • Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V.
  • Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.