IMA Overview

Vietnam Overview

Overseas investors in Vietnam remain committed to the country and it is not difficult to see why. With the third largest population in South East Asia, after Indonesia and the Philippines, and more than half of the population below the age of 30, Vietnam is a youthful and vibrant country with a developing culture of entrepreneurship, technological awareness and openness to new ideas. With literacy rates of over 90%, the workforce is vast and well-educated. Employment costs are lower than in neighbouring countries and living standards are rising. Vietnam has made a remarkable recovery over the last few decades.

Vietnam became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2007, which helped to secure domestic reforms and was requisite in the country’s progress towards becoming a market-orientated economy.

Vietnam is listed as one of UK Trade and Investment’s 20 high growth markets and the country offers a range of incentives to exporting UK companies. A member of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its free trade area, Vietnam is liberalising its economy and is predicted to become one of the top 10 fastest-growing economies within the next ten years.

The UK is the third largest EU investor in Vietnam – the largest investor in the education sector. 

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About This Guide

This guide aims to provide a route map of the way ahead, together with signposts to other sources of help.

The main objective of this Doing Business in Vietnam Guide is to provide you with basic knowledge about Vietnam; an overview of its economy, business culture, potential opportunities and to identify the main issues associated with initial research, market entry, risk management and cultural and language issues.

We do not pretend to provide all the answers in the guide, but novice exporters in particular will find it a useful starting point. Further assistance is available from the UK Trade & Investment team in Vietnam. Full contact details are available in this guide.

To help your business succeed in Vietnam we have carefully selected a variety of essential service providers as ‘Market Experts’ Click Here

The guide is available in 4 formats:

  • this website

  • a ‘free’ downloadable 'mobile device-friendly’ app – available from the Apple App Store and Google Play store

  • a full colour hard-copy brochure (to order your copy please Click Here)

  • PDF / e-Flipbook download – scroll down for more information

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About IOE&IT

An Introduction to the Institute of Export & International Trade

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Established in 1935, the Institute of Export & International Trade is the professional membership body representing and supporting the interests of everyone involved in importing, exporting and international trade. Offering a unique range of individual and business membership benefits and a world renowned suite of qualifications and training, the Institute is the leading authority in best practice and competence for businesses trading globally.

To view other videos, please visit the IOE&IT YouTube Channel.

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Market Experts

Doing Business in Vietnam Guide Market Experts - Please click on the logos below to view our Market Expert profiles and to find out how they can help you to succeed in Vietnam!

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Your step-by-step Guide to Foreign Investment Procedures

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