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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.

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