Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam

This document was first prepared in 2016, and then revised by HQ and EUD in 2019. 

The purpose of this publication is to provide first-hand information on to businesses about the different areas covered by the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and Investment Protection on Agreement. It has been prepared to help businesses understand better the main outcomes and achievements of the negotiations. 

This guide is divided in four parts. The first provides an overview of bilateral trade and investment relations between the EU and Vietnam. The second and third parts provide a more detailed explanation on what is actually in the free trade agreement and the investment protection on agreement. Finally, the last part outlines useful information and tools for making the most of the opportunities offered by the agreements. 

The texts of the trade and investment agreements can be found on the website of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade. 

The texts of the agreements presented on the website are, for the moment, those at the end of the negotiations conducted by the European Commission and have been made public solely for information purposes. The texts are not binding under international law and will only become so after completion of the ratification process by each Party according to their respective internal legal procedures.

Please click here to read the Guide to the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement.