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VIET NAM DAY 2023 Conference

Baiba Hoeft

8 Aug 2023

Resumption of Free Trade Deal Talks Between Vietnam and EFTA: Swiss Official's Announcement

On September 8, 2023, Zurich witnessed a significant event - the Business Conference on Trade, Investments, and Sustainable Technology Ecosystem, jointly organized by the Embassy of Viet Nam in Switzerland, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Viet Nam, Bellecapital International AG of Switzerland, Swiss-Asia Chamber of Commerce, KIBV, and AVIES.


This conference served as a pivotal platform for policymakers, economic experts, companies, and investors from both Vietnam and Switzerland. Its core objectives were to facilitate dialogue on trade, investment, and technology, thereby nurturing collaboration and fortifying partnerships between the two nations. The overarching aim was to stimulate sustainable economic growth while exploring investment opportunities across various sectors.


Key highlights included a panel discussion on trade led by Philipp Rösler, featuring Ambassador Markus Schlagenhof, Delegate of the Federal Council for Trade Agreements, and Mr. Ta Hoang Linh, General Director of the European-American. They assessed the current state of trade relations, delved into existing trade agreements, strategies for enhancing investment and market access, and addressed trade barriers and regulatory challenges. Sustainability and innovation in trade relations were also examined, along with identification of key challenges and opportunities. Importantly, the conference looked ahead, discussing the vision for the future of the trade relationship and the necessary steps for mutual growth.


This event exemplified the power of collaboration in advancing bilateral economic ties and sustainable practices.


More in detailed conference report can be found in Viet Nam Investment Review:

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