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 10th January 2017, Ho Chi Minh City Association of Women Entrepreneurs and Executives (HAWEE) held a seminar for Nucleus on Trade promotion. Although newly established, the members of the group had quite good connection since they already know each other well through HAWEE activities.

On 06-01-2017,Đống Đa SME group held a meeting on human resources management in small firms. Members discussed problems of labor usages like the need for overtime working during high seasons, contracts for workers under trial periods, minimum wages etc...

Trade Advocacy Committees News

On Wednesday morning, the 11th of January 2017, from 9 to 12 a.m., at HCM City Farm Club, 195/23 Dien Bien Phu Street, Ward 25, Binh Thanh District, ten trade and agricultural consultants held a seminar to discuss about developing project on high-tech export-oriented agricultural and pharmaceutical products having high potential in Vietnam. The workshop was chaired by Dr.

At 9:00 a.m on Tuesday, January 10 th, 2017 at Independence Palace, district 1, there was a Press Conference on the Secret to Success, organized by SHARK TANK 100 together with the participation of leaders of Dr. Tran Quang Thang, TCV Trade Adviser, and leaders from Ministry of Science & Technology, more than 200 young entrepreneurs, banks, public media.

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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