EU willing to help Vietnam enter European market hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo:VNA)

The EU is willing to help Vietnam make inroads into the region’s market and take full advantage of the free trade agreement between the two sides, Head of the EU Delegation in Vietnam Bruno Angelet told reporters in the southern region on October 30.

He said a number of Vietnamese goods, especially food and agricultural products, could not enter the European market because they failed to meet its strict requirements.

He called for exporting countries, including Vietnam, to make greater efforts to fulfill food safety requirements, stressing authorities’ assistance in the development of brand names.

Bruno also suggested that the Government offer more incentives to improve the investment climate and facilitate the sustainable development of small- and medium-sized enterprises and farmers.

The EU will provide technical support to manage the quality of Vietnamese agricultural products in a bid to boost their popularity in the European market, he said.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade should make specific requests for technical support so the two sides could optimise the effectiveness of the Vietnam – EU FTA in the coming time, he added.

The Union will help Vietnam improve management and service delivery in a number of sectors, including infrastructure, education and training, judicial assistance, social and health insurance and sustainable energy, he said.-VNA