Vietnam’s doors have opened to Europe’s premium food products. Under the FTA agreement, trade between Vietnam and Europe will be easier.
The Vietnamese will be able to import more EU products thanks to the elimination of 99% of all tariffs.
If you are a:
HoReCa representative or
Other professional in the food and beverage industry interested in EU food products;
We warmly invite you to participate in one of the EU’s many upcoming events.
Join one of the webinars, seminars or even a live streamed cooking class in Vietnam.
Learn more about the benefits of selling EU food products, the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement or the safety and quality standards of EU food products.
In collaboration with the European Union, the Saigon Professional Chefs Guild (SPC) organised a cooking class on the 26th of November 2020 in Ho Chi Minh.
The class allowed professional chefs as well as students to explore new and creative ways of cooking by pairing Vietnamese and European products.
The audience had also the opportunity to learn further about the characteristics of European food products with a focus on their safety, high quality, authenticity and affordability.
The event was introduced by Mr. Vuong ( Chairman of SPC) and Mr Steven Long (Vice President of SPC) and featured a live cooking demonstration by Chef David Thai.
At the end, participants were invited to take part of a challenge cooking show and win prices.
The cooking class covered the following EU product categories:
• Olive oil and table olives
• Meat: beef, poultry, pork
• Fruit and vegetables
The entry into force of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) on 1 August 2020 opens very significant opportunities
for the sustainable development of bilateral trade relations, in particular of agri-food products. In order to build on the present momentum,
the European Commission organised a digital seminar on EU production standards for agri-food products on 8-9 October 2020.
The online webinar was organised by the European Commission with the participation of European experts in food safety and quality policy,
as well as representatives from the Vietnamese authorities, EU food sector organisations, local importers and retailers.
The event brought a live discussion on practical approaches to quality and safety standards,
including food and farming policies, labelling, controls and geographical indications, as well as opportunities to foster EU-Vietnamese agri-food trade.
Major retailers and distributors, consumer organisations as well as agri-food media representatives were invited to join His Excellency Mr Giorgio Aliberti (EU Ambassador to Vietnam),
representatives of the Vietnamese authorities, Mr John Clarke (Director, International Relations, Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission)
and a panel of experts for interactive discussions.
The online seminar focused on how:
• The EU Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary (SPS) system for animal and plant agri-food products ensures that EU products are safe, traceable and of high quality.
• The EU ensures that Vietnamese consumers will benefit from one of the highest levels of SPS protection in the world.
• The EU quality standards for agricultural food and beverage products have helped EU
products build a renowned reputation worldwide as well as support the livelihood of farmers and rural communities.
Vietnam is the EU’s second largest trading partner in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
after Singapore, with trade in goods worth €45.5 billion in 2019 and trade in services of some €4 billion (2018).