Discussing ways to speed up exports to Sweden
The Ministry of Industry and Trade, in association with the Embassy of Sweden in Vietnam, organized a seminar in Hanoi on April 26th discussing rules and regulations when exporting to Sweden.
The seminar, with the theme of training the trainers, aims to support Vietnamese officials and branch organizations implementing the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) to better assist local exporters in their steps to export to Sweden and the EU.
The Swedish Ambassador speaking at the event
In her opening remarks, Swedish Ambassador Camilla Mellander said the event presents an opportunity for Vietnamese officials and authorities learn about the EVFTA and to become more aware of what’s required when exporting to the EU and to Sweden. Fully understanding the rules and regulations set by the EU will give Vietnamese businesses a competitive advantage compared to exporters from other countries.
She noted in a global economy, there is the opportunity for win-win partnerships with Vietnamese suppliers where Swedish innovation and technology can partner with Vietnamese inputs and expertise to deliver the best possible solutions needed by both sides.
Nesli Almufti, from the Swedish National Board of Trade, said Sweden is discussing with the relevant ministries and companies to understand more about the EVFTA and various rules and regulations when exporting to Sweden and the EU.
The seminar in Hanoi will be followed by another event in Ho Chi Minh city on April 28th which has a different focus. It will provide hands on information to Vietnamese companies on how to utilize the EVFTA to boost their exports to the EU and Sweden.
Currently, Vietnam's key export items to the EU include telephone sets, electronic products, footwear, textiles and clothing, coffee, rice, seafood, and furniture. EU exports to Vietnam, meanwhile, are dominated by high-tech products including electrical machinery and equipment, aircraft, vehicles, and pharmaceutical products./.
( Compiled by VNF )