Trade Consellor at the Vietnamese Embassy Nguyen Canh Cuong address the event (Source: VNA)
Representatives from the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry and French businesses pledged to facilitate Vietnamese enterprises’ operations in France during a workshop on September 14 in Paris.

The event was jointly hosted by the Trade Office under the Vietnamese Embassy in France and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).

In his speech to open the workshop, Trade Consellor at the Vietnamese Embassy Nguyen Canh Cuong highlighted the potential for Vietnamese enterprises in the local market thanks to the Vietnam-European Union (EU) Free Trade Agreement (VEFTA).

He also underlined the contributions of the traditional practice and customs to facilitating access to investment opportunities in the host country.

The Vietnamese diplomat suggested that Vietnamese firms actively participate in France-based trade promotion events to connect with potential partners.

The host affirmed that the EU attached significance to the trade relationship with Vietnam via the VEFTA and considered the country the foundation to promote its relations with the Southeast Asian region.

French experts noted that Vietnamese enterprises need to improve their product quality to enhance their competitiveness.

Representatives of the Vietnam-Cambodia-Laos-France (VCL – France Business Club), with nearly 2,000 members from 42 countries, also expressed their willingness to support Vietnamese firms in the country.

Vietnam has enjoyed trade surplus with France in five consecutive years, with its average annual export turnover of 2-2.5 billion EUR or an annual growth of 5-7 percent.-VNA