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Wake your business Up!Vietnam is more than a major world exporter of coffee. Let explore the business potential in Vietnam with us and be up-to-date with the current business news, market development, investment opportunities and so much more. Welcome to our multilingual podcast! (for our German and English speaking audiences)#PartnerInVietnam#PartnerForGrowth

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Wake your business Up!Vietnam is more than a major world exporter of coffee. Let explore the business potential in Vietnam with us and be up-to-date with the current business news, market development, investment opportunities and so much more. Welcome to our multilingual podcast! (for our German and English speaking audiences)#PartnerInVietnam#PartnerForGrowth

    #17: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: How important is it for investors in Vietnam?

    #17: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: How important is it for investors in Vietnam?

     Vietnam is the EU’s 2nd largest trading partner and the German largest one among the 10 ASEAN nations. Conversely, The EU is among the Vietnam’s top 4 largest trading partners and Germany is the most important partner country in the EU. In term of FDI, the largest sector of investment by the European companies is industrial processing and manufacturing. 
    The EVFTA  - EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement officially entered into force in August 2020 and cover tariff as well as non-tariff barriers to trade and other trade related aspects including public procurement, regulatory issues, competition, services, intellectual property rights and sustainable development. For Vietnam, the tariff elimination will benefit key export industries. On the other hand, European companies will also have better access to Vietnam’s emerging and potential market with a population of nearly 100 million.
     However, the Vietnamese market is now a level playing field and its partners are from very high-developed countries, which requires Vietnam to play to a higher standard. To that end, there are many changes Vietnam is expected to make, and to improve its intellectual property rights (IPR) system is a key part. IPR protection is indeed very important to EU companies and they all have a high demand for IPR protection and would expect Vietnam’s IPR law and practice to help enforce their rights effectively. 
     >>Therefore, we have Mr. Benoît Tardy, IP Business Advisor and Ms. Nora Bihari, the Project Manager of South-East Asia IP SME HELPDESK and Dr. Torsten Seeger of the ConsultToSee, as our guests today, sharing their experiences and best practices in Vietnam, in order to inform you the overview of Vietnam’s IP and to help you well prepared in doing business in Vietnam.

    Further information on 
    South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk:
    https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/regional-helpdesks/south-east-asia-ip-sme-helpdesk_en
    ConsultToSee
    http://consultosee.com/en/

    • 26 min
    #16: Organic of Vietnam: Market Entry into Europe

    #16: Organic of Vietnam: Market Entry into Europe

    Welcome back to the podcast of AHK Vietnam “Coffee Time with the AHK Vietnam” ! Today  we will talk about the organic coffee during our coffee time and more than that, the whole organic products made in Vietnam and what are the ones qualified for organic certification and how these organic products from Vietnam could come to the European and German consumers
    We have today Mr Pham Minh Duc, the vice chairman of Vietnam Organic Agriculture Association and Mr Marko Walde, Chief Representative of AHK Vietnam as guests.  

    Further details pls. contact the AHK Vietnam
    www.vietnam.ahk.de

    Music: Music by Terry Saige - Summer Never Dies - https://thmatc.co/?l=97BE7576

    • 20 min
    #15: Quy Nhon-Binh Dinh Province: Turning to the hotspot for innovation & investment

    #15: Quy Nhon-Binh Dinh Province: Turning to the hotspot for innovation & investment

    Quy Nhon is a coastal city and the capital of Binh Dinh Province in central Vietnam, is surrounded by Quang Ngai province to the north, Gia Lai province to the east and Phu Yen province to the south. Rising as a new hotspot for beach lovers, Quy Nhon becomes an ideal place for people who crave for golden sands, clear seawater and a peaceful atmosphere. Located in the South Central Coast of Vietnam and attracting thousands of visitors every year, Quy Nhon is slowly proving that it is one of the hidden gems in the region. 
    In recent years, Binh Dinh province has a significant shift towards a potential destination for innovation and investment hub in the Central Region of Vietnam. Binh Dinh particularly ranked well for the streamlining of administrative procedures for investment, land, and construction.  The Binh Dinh authority has encouraged investment in the tourism industry, high-tech, IT and supporting industries. 

    Let's listen to our special guests today, Mr. Marko Walde, Chief representative of the AHK Vietnam and Dr Nguyen Huu Le, Chairman of TMA Solutions, sharing about their experiences, opinions and especially future plans for the city Quy Nhon and Binh Dinh province!

    • 26 min
    #14: BUNDESLIGA and its football clubs are keeping a close eye on Vietnam

    #14: BUNDESLIGA and its football clubs are keeping a close eye on Vietnam

    Bundesliga - Germany's top flight football league will increase its efforts to become the most popular European league in Vietnam. Many Bundesliga clubs currently organized activities and sport events in Vietnam, such as BVB Borussia Dortmund or Bayern Munich. We have experienced that the Bundesliga has increased its presence on social media channels in Vietnam to satisfy the need and the demand for short video content. Next Media to become the official partner of the Bundesliga in Vietnam from August 2020. New five-year agreement brings more than 300 top-flight German football matches per season live to Vietnam. Bundesliga matches will be shown country-wide, on both free-to-air (FTA) channels and as part of a paid subscription service. 
     
     The 2019/2020 season has been one long, crazy ride, but Bundesliga and all the German football clubs have made it all worth it, especially Bayern Munich, crowning kings of Europe. It was Bayern's first European title since 2013 and capped a remarkable season in which they wrapped up their Treble.
     
    We have John Hung Tran, deputy general director of Next Media and Rouven Kasper, Bayern Munich, our exciting guests in this episode, which is hosted by Marko Walde, Chief representative of AHK Vietnam. 

    • 29 min
    #13: Vietnamese Coffee: Delicious and Fair Trade

    #13: Vietnamese Coffee: Delicious and Fair Trade

    DO YOU KNOW? Vietnam is the world’s second largest producer and exporter of coffee and the biggest coffee exporter to Germany. 
    Vietnam is a country located in Southeast Asia with tropical and subtropical climate. There is a large area of red soil basalt suitable for coffee growing which was brought by the French in 1857. By the early 2000s, Vietnam became the second largest producer and exporter of coffee beans in the world. 
    At the moment, Vietnam's coffee industry is facing severe challenges such as climate change; competition from other crops; need to replace ageing coffee trees; production costs are increasing higher while world coffee prices are at very low levels. Due to intense competition, Vietnam's policy of coffee production has shifted to a new era with two objectives: firstly, to maintain its position as the world’s second largest producer and exporter of coffee green beans; secondly, to double the added value in coffee production by increasing productivity, quality and value addition. It meant FAIR TRADE COFFEE PRODUCTION. Having a system of fair-trade certification for coffee would boost exports to Europe and Germany currently. 
     Vietnam ‘s coffee exports to the EU saw an increase during the first seven months of 2020. The EU represents the second largest market for Vietnamese coffee and accounts for over 42% of the country’s coffee exports. The new EU-Vietnam free trade agreement (EVFTA), which came into effect on August 1, opens up opportunities to further boost Vietnam’s coffee exports to the European Union, which is the world largest coffee market. 
     We will talk in this episode on the fair trade coffee in Vietnam and how the fine Robusta from Vietnam could enter the European and German markets effectively and sustainably. We have our guest today, Ms Trang, the business owner of Valley Coffee – a branding of fair trade coffee from Lam Dong Province and our episode will be hosted by Marko Walde, Chief Representative of AHK Vietnam.

    All information on Valley Coffee: http://valleyscoffee.vn/#Home

    • 25 min
    # 12: Rheinland-Pfalz in Vietnam – Innovation could taste so good

    # 12: Rheinland-Pfalz in Vietnam – Innovation could taste so good

    Being in the heart of Europe and surrounded by the neighbouring countries of France, Luxembourg and Belgium, the State of Rheinland-Pfalz has established itself as an internationally successful, future-oriented business location. This State ranks first...

    • 17 min

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