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.


(VEN) - The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is expected to increase annual bilateral trade by approximately 50 percent after it takes effect, and to encourage 39 percent of European businesses in Vietnam to increase investment in the country.  

Untapped potential

(VEN) - In his last days of 2016, Head of Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Vietnam, Ambassador Bruno Angelet spent time with Vietnam Economic News’ reporters Phan Mai and Nhat Quang, looking back on what Vietnam and the EU have achieved in the past year as well as plans devised by two sides towards the signing and ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).  

The parliament of Belgium’s Wallonia region held the third hearing on the European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) on January 19.

Trade Nuclei News

On June 28, 2017, the Trade Nucleus under the Can Tho Business Association (CBA) attended a CBA Business matching conference with the participation of 50-60 businesses in Can Tho. The members have organized booths to showcase their products and had a fruitful day of business matching with the moderation of agroup’s active member - Mr. Ho Nhat Quang.

On June 4th, 2017, the Passion-fruit Nucleus from Gia Nghia Town, Dak Nong Province held its first meeting to work on nucleus approach introduced by the TCV project. This was the first step among group’s coming activities to join individual forces to improve their overall capacity in the production and supply chain of passion fruits for the domestic market, and future export.

Trade Advocacy Committees News

On 4/27/2017 at the SECC International Exhibition Center, Phu My Hung, Ho Chi Minh City. Lean Six Sigma Club in collaboration with QUACERT and General Department of Standards and Quality held a workshop on "Food Safety in Commercial Kitchens: An ISO 22000:2005 Approach for Practisioners. Dr.

On 17-3-2017, Mr. Nguyễn Văn Toàn, Vice chairman of VAFIE attended the Meeting for preliminary summing up of 01 year implementing the Cooperation Protocol between Hải Phong Custom Department and Business Associations to solve difficulties for export and import enterprises .

TCV'S News

In 2 days, from 12 to 13 July 2017 in Da Lat City, the EU-funded Trade Capacity Vietnam Project (TCV), being implemented by VAFIE, ASMES and sequa, organized workshop on Capacity building on Nucleus Counselling.

After nearly three years of active implementation, today, Friday 23rd June, 2017 in Hanoi, Trade Capacity Project Vietnam (TCV), an EU-funded project under the European Trade Policy and Investment Support Project (EU-MUTRAP) of MOIT, holds its Closing Conference and Public-Private Dialogue on Improving Access of SMEs to National Technology Innovation Fund (NATIF).


From 5th to 9th of June, 2017, Ms. Nguyen Phuong Thao, TCV Project Coordinator and Ms. Nguyen Yen Phuong, TCV Project Manager for the South, had a review mission to Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho and An Giang.

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