A programme, themed “ Germany : Gateway for Vietnamese businesses to penetrate the EU market”, was held on Dec. 27 in Ho Chi Minh City, to introduce the Vietnamese product centre in Berlin.

The programme was co-organised by the Investment and Trade Promotion Centre of Ho Chi Minh City (ITPC) and Vietnam Culture, Tourism, Investment and Trade Promotion Centre in Berlin (VIETHAUS).

The centre will help domestic businesses promote their products to consumers in Germany and the EU.

It will also focus on activities in the restaurant sector, develop Vietnam-Germany cooperative projects on export and investment, and provide trade promotion services, as well as organise cultural exchange activities between the two countries.

To the end of the third quarter of 2011, two-way trade betwee