TCV is one project under EU-MUTRAP with the overall objective: "Further Vietnam’s integration into international trading systems, enhance Vietnam – EU trade relations and maximize the benefits for economic development, inclusive growth and poverty reduction."

The specific objective of project: Increase participation of VAFIE and ASME and its members in policy development process for international trade and investment through Trade Advocacy Committees and enhance SME trade capacity and compliance with EU market requirements through Trade Nuclei network.


Hanoi (VNA) –Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung left California on February 17 (Vietnam time), successfully concluding his trip to the US to attend the ASEAN-US Summit at the Sunnylands Centre in California.

Hanoi (VNA) – The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal is set to facilitate trade and investment, bringing more benefits to production, business, workers and consumers, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said in a recent article.

HCMC – The European Union has made the full text in English of a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with Vietnam online though the text is still subject to legal revision.

The text of the FTA can be found at http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1437.

Trade Nuclei News

On September 28 2016, members from Hoa Binh province nucleus group attended a biz- cafe meeting. Participated in this meeting were also representatives of Hoa Binh provincial public authorities.

On 24-9-2016, CEO+ club held a product show for its member VQC. VQC’s product is Cordyceps sinensic. Representatives of VQC also plan to introduce Healthcare program to 200 companies in Hanoi an Ho Chi Minh city.

Trade Advocacy Committees News

In two days 21 and 09/22/2016 at the Mekong Hotel, No. 210 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ward 7, Tra Vinh Province, the training sessions on tools to support the development of SMEs has been organized and funded by Canada with room to coordinate with department of international collaboration and project promotion in Tra Vinh province.

On July 28th 2016, VAFIE and IFC/World Bank Group, VNSME, VNBA, HDBank held a Seminar on Access to Credit by SMEs. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Mai presented results and proposals from his research "Renovation of supporting policies and solutions for SMEs in Vietnam" which had been implemented under the framework of TCV project.

TCV'S News

On June 3rd, 2016, at the Head Office of the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises for southern region (ASMES) in Ho Chi Minh City, the Trade Capacity Project (TCV) Steering Committee  held its yearly meeting to review 2nd year result and approve 3rd year plan.

Today, on 3rd June 2016, in Ho Chi Minh City, the Association of small and medium enterprises in southern Vietnam (ASMES) holds the Public-Private Dialogue on Funding Solutions for SMEs in the process of International Economic Integration.

In 6th and 7th of April 2016 in Ho Chi Minh city, with the support and collaboration of the European Trade Policy and Investment Support Project (EU-MUTRAP), the Trade Capacity Vietnam project (TCV), being implemented by VAFIE, ASMES and sequa (Germany), has  organized workshop on International Trade.

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