The European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) and the Ministry of Industry and Trade jointly launched a White Book on trade policy recommendations for Vietnamese business associations in Hanoi on August 19.

Jean Jacques Bouflet, Minister-Counsellor, Head of the Trade & Economics Section of the EU Delegation to Vietnam , said the book summarised major issues affecting the business environment, such as policies on tax, import and export, intellectual property, environment and infrastructure, and the issuance of legal documents.

The book also mentions recommendations on the operations of Vietnamese business associations to raise their voices in an EU-funded sub-project entitled “Capacity building on trade policy for Vietnamese business associations” as part of the EU-Vietnam Multilateral Trade Assistance Project III (MUTRAP III), he added.

EuroCham had supported nine business associations, including the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS), the Vietnam Leather and Footwear Association (LEFASO), the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) – Ho Chi Minh City branch, the Hanoi and HCM City SME Associations, the HCM City Handicraft and Wood Industry Association, the HCM City Young Businesspeople Association and Dong Nai province’s Exporters and Importers Club./.