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 24th November 2016, Can tho Business association (CBA) counsellor Ly Thanh Truc organized a seminar for Trade Nucleus with aim to facilitate business networking among group members. Members also discussed on re-organizing tasks among members for deepening group’s activities, catering for sustainable and wider business network in coming time.

On 17th November 2016, Ho Chi Minh City Association of Women Entrepreneurs and Executives (HAWEE) held its periodical nucleus activity. Members discussed on the plan to set up and facilitate a new Nucleus on Export with initial focus on ASEAN market.

Trade Advocacy Committees News

On the morning of Thursday 01 December 2016, at the Exhibition Convention Centre Saigon, 799 Nguyen Van Linh Street, District 7, HCMC, the Ministry of Science and Technology - Southern Department in coordination with Korea Institute of Industrial Technology held a workshop: "The Role of Science and Technology for Small and Medium Enterprises in global Integration".

On the morning of 25.12.2016 at the at the Reunification Hall HCM city was held a conference on "Solutions for the Development of supporting industry in Vietnam” chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung. At the conference there is the presence of more than 500 people, including representatives of ministries, the leadership of Ho Chi Minh city and businesses.

TCV'S News

Workshop on Capacity building on BMO Management and Nucleus Counselling, Cần Thơ city 25-27 October 2016 In 3 days, from 25 to 27 October 2016 in Can Tho City, the EU-funded Trade Capacity Vietnam Project (TCV), being implemented by VAFIE, ASMES and sequa, has organized workshop on Capacity building on BMO Management and Nucleus Counselling.

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.

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