EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

The EU – Vietnam FTA came into force on the 1st August 2020 and EUR1’s can now be issued for exports to Vietnam. Exporters should of course ensure their goods meet the necessary Rules of Origin.

The UK Government has said that it is currently negotiating with Vietnam to roll over this deal from the 1st January 2021 when the transition period ends.

To gain a full understanding or refresh your knowledge on trade preference and agreements including origin rules, we are delivering a half a day training session on the 3rd November 2020. Detailed agenda including booking details can be located on the Chambers website.

Discussions around the roll over of free trade agreements and border controls will be discussed at the next exclusive International Trade Club virtual online meeting on the 17th September 2020, where we have secured Liam Smyth from the British Chamber of Commerce. Liam is in constant communication with Chief Negotiator, David Frost from Task Force Europe, Liam will provide you will update on the progression of the transition period and border controls ready for the 1st January 2021. To reserve your place at this meeting please contact Marie White.

East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce’s dedicated certification team can assist you with all your documentation requirements and customs clearances.  Contact Marie White, for your bespoke support package.