Doing business in Vietnam – A business exchange event

The Auckland Chamber of Commerce is proud to host a business exchange between the Trade Office of the Vietnam Embassy and New Zealand businesses on the Wednesday 24 April. 

Speakers from Auckland Chamber of Commerce and the Vietnam International Trade office will present the issues and opportunities for organisations doing business in Vietnam.

This will be a highly informative business session, and vital for New Zealand businesses thinking of doing business in Vietnam, or expanding their export markets.

It is a good time to do business in Vietnam.

New Zealand’s business and trade record with Vietnam has been strong with more than $400 million exports to Vietnam per year and $250 million imports from Vietnam per year.  In the current economic environment this can be stronger. 

The Vietnam Action Plan, signed in 2010 between New Zealand and Vietnam, highlighted priority areas for economic cooperation. These areas included trade and economic cooperation, education, science and technology, and agriculture.

There are a broad range of business areas of import/export interest for Vietnam and New Zealand which include milk and dairy products, meat (lamb & beef) and wine. Timber, agriculture chemicals, leather products are also areas of discussion. Some recent economic and business events include:

  • Vietnam’s industrial output in April surged by 14.3 per cent from the same period last year
  • Total retail sales and service revenue have risen approximately 25.1 per cent on-year to ND1282 trillion (NZ$85.9 million) for January – October 2010
  • American chip maker, Intel, has opened a US$1 billion assembly and test facility in Vietnam
  • New laws passed strengthen controls on foodstuffs of animal origin imported into Vietnam
  • Local banks in Vietnam have pledged to provide loans with preferential interest rates to exporters
  • Vietnam’s textiles and garment sector could achieve export growth of up to 20 per cent this year
  • Vietnam’s pharmaceutical industry is looking for investors

Date: 24 April 2013
Time: 10.00am – 11.30am 
Venue: Mercure Auckland, 8 Customs Street, Auckland
Tickets are complimentary, however registration essential: 

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