Experience on EU market access for enterprises in Binh Dinh
Updated: 17h11 - 23/06/2012
At the hotel Eden in Quy Nhon City on 17 May, a seminar on "EU Market Access - Experiences and new information" held by Vietnam Chamber of Industry and Commerce - Danang Branch (VCCIDN) in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union in Vietnam. The purpose is to help enterprises, especially furniture businesses in Binh Dinh have the opportunity to learn about and access to EU markets. The seminar was attended by the Vice Chairman of the Provincial Standing Committee Mr Ho Quoc Dung; Mr Jean-Jacques Bouflet, Counsellor of the EU Delegation; Mr Nguyen Cuong, VCCIDN Director and representatives of nearly 80 enterprises in the province.

At the seminar, Mr Jean-Jacques Bouflet introduced the trade relation and EU - Vietnam trade agreement, the cooperation experience in trading with European partners. In addition, Mr Le Ky Anh, the economic and trade executive of the EU Delegation in Vietnam also presented instructions on how to use some useful tools to access the EU market (Export Help Desk). It is a very useful tool for businesses to study about almost all information on policies, incentives, taxes ... for the goods exported to the EU member countries.

After the United States, EU is the second largest market for woodwork export of Vietnam. Vietnam is also the second largest woodwork exporter into the EU nations (over USD 622 million in 2011), only after China. In Binh Dinh, the total export turnover of wood and wood products in 2011 achieved nearly USD 470 million, accounting for 12% of the whole country; more than 90% wood products are exported to over 70 countries and territories. In European markets, Binh Dinh woodwork make up a significant share in the total export turnover of Vietnam’s wood products. In 2011, according to the statistics of the General Administration of Customs and Binh Dinh Department of Industry and Trade, wood products exported to Germany achieved USD 54.6 million, France  39.1 million, the UK 22.9 million, and Netherlands 15.9 million ...


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