Vietnam-Italy Trade Promotion Seminar

Two seminars on Vietnam – Italy Trade Promotion were successfully held in Hanoi (Mövenpick Hotel) on 25th July and in HCMC (Nikko Saigon Hotel) on 27th July. The event was organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (ICHAM) and the Italian Foreign Trade Association (AICE). It aimed to provide the latest insight of business opportunities, consumption trends in Italy and import - export procedures between Vietnam and Italy.

The seminar gave an overview of Italy and its foreign trade to the audience, presenting to them potential business opportunities for the two countries and current consumption trends in Italy. The speakers also explained the structural and cultural differences between Vietnam and Italy, illustrating which are the most common mistakes when a Vietnamese company drafts commercial contracts with Italian counterparts in particular and European counterparts in general. Some information was highlighted which could be interesting for enterprises of both sides such as current Italy’s main export sectors (luxury and textile, chemical goods, food, car engine and design); the key imported goods from Vietnam to Italy (coffee, cocoa, chestnut and fish) and the tariff elimination for 99% of all tariff lines for Vietnam due to EVFTA which is coming into force by 2018. 

The two seminars attracted over 130 participants, including enterprises operating in the field of import - export, business associations and journalists. The event welcomed the honorable presence of the Italian Vice Ambassador to Vietnam – Ms Natalia Sanginiti (in Hanoi) and the Deputy Consul General of Italy - Mr. Roberto Cajati (in HCMC).

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