French Firms Updated With Vietnam’s Economic Reforms
February 12, 2016 By Hanoitimes
The Hanoitimes – Vietnam Embassy in France and the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) have recently co-hosted a seminar on Vietnam’s economic reforms and the role of new strategic partners.
The event is designed to highlight Vietnam’s achievements in various fields during the international economic integration in recent years, introduce the underway reforms by the Vietnam Government to help take advantage of the country’s economic advantages and opportunities in order to overcome challenges in regional and global connectivity.
Speaking at the seminar, the Vietnam Embassy’s Trade Counsellor Nguyen Canh Cuong said the purpose of the workshop is to update information to help scholars, officials and French entrepreneurs raise awareness about recent economic reforms in Vietnam, and new regulations in the Investment Law, the Corporate Law, and especially the two important trade agreements Vietnam is actively engaging in negotiations- the Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement.
Prof. Dr. Nguyen Duc Khuong- a lecturer from IPAG Business School Paris reviewed the process of Vietnam’s international economic integration, introduced new policies being implemented by the Vietnam Government to cope with challenges and ensure sustainable growth.
Lawyer Oliver Massmann from Duane Morris Law Firm Vietnam LLC, in his report, gave a Vietnam’s overall economic picture with encouraging results in 2014.
He also expressed his optimism about positive changes in Vietnam, notably the ongoing reforms which, he believes, will make great strides in the future.
During the seminar, delegates raised questions concerning the underway reforms in such fields as industry, energy and banking and touched upon opportunities foreign firms, including French businesses can fully utilize to accelerate investment cooperation.
Paris Seminar Highlights VN’s Reform For Sustainable Growth
February 12, 2015 By VNP
Paris, February 11 (VNA) – New policies implemented by the Vietnamese Government to manage challenges and ensure sustainable growth were introduced at a seminar in Paris, France on February 10.
The event, co-organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in France and the Centre for Asian Studies under the French Institute of International Relations, aims to update French scholars, economic experts and the business community of Vietnam’s recent economic reforms to maximise its strengths and overcome challenges to sustainable growth.
It also advised participants of the new regulations of the Law on Investment and the Law on Enterprises, as well as information on the European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, both of which Vietnam is currently negotiating.
In his presentation at the seminar, Associate Professor Dr. Nguyen Duc Khuong from the IPAG Business School in Paris noted that Vietnam has carried out reforms in its legal and education systems, business climate, and tax structure to ensure smooth integration in the region and the world.
He also pointed out the current difficulties and challenges facing the country and stressed the need to optimize the effectiveness of strategic partnership agreements signed between Vietnam and 13 of its counterpart nations.
Oliver Massmann, General Director of Duane Morris Vietnam LCC, delivered a speech highlighting Vietnam’s efforts to implement strong development reforms, including an overview of Vietnam’s economy and its remarkable results in 2014.
The event offered a valuable opportunity for French businesses to get an insight into Vietnam, encouraging them to partner with and expand their investment in Vietnam in the future.