A Dutch- Vietnamese bilateral trading platform
Vietnam and the Netherlands trade intensively with each other. Vietnam is a huge country with enormous opportunities and challenges. On the other side is the Netherlands: a small country full of entrepreneurs, knowledge and internationally trading companies that are keen to get to know Vietnam. The DBAV is a bilateral network that offers support to ease doing business. Particularly in Vietnam, it is important to join such a network because of the political governance system.
The Dutch government and companies really join forces here to make trade happen.
For SME members, we offer relevant events and a broad portfolio of business services. We can help with identifying business opportunities and assist in arranging meetings with Vietnamese customers online or offline, in English or in Vietnamese. For multinationals, we are particularly strong in helping them with advocacy to the local and national government authorities.
Doing business in Vietnam is not "a walk in the park"
- Vietnamese is widely regarded as a very difficult language
- The paperwork and bureaucracy can be daunting and you have to be experienced with the formalities not to completely get lost in them.
- There are practical difficulties like the need to have an office before you can start your company
- Corruption is an obstinate issue in Vietnam. Although Vietnam is making steps in the right direction, there are still plenty of people that want some money “under the table”.