EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements

19/06/2017

EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is a new generation FTA between Vietnam and 28 European Union member states. EVFTA and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are two of the largest new generation free trade agreements that Vietnam's largest ever negotiated.

On December 1st, 2015, the negotiation rounds of EVFTA was officially announced to be concluded, and its official full text was published on February 1st, 2016. On 26 June 2018, EVFTA was divided into two Agreements in terms of trade and investment. At the same time, the legal review of Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) and EVFTA’s final text was formally concluded.

The text of the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements presented in this webpage is the text at the end of the negotiation conducted by the European Commission and is made public solely for information purposes. The agreements presented in this document is not binding under international law and will only become so after completion of the ratification process by each Party according to its internal legal procedures.

EU-Vietnam trade agreement

  Preamble 

  Chapter 1: Objectives and General Definitions

  Chapter 2: National Treatment and Market Access for Goods

Annex 2-A: Reduction or Elimination of Customs Duties

Appendix 2-A-1: Tariff Schedule of the Union

Appendix 2-A-2: Tariff Schedule of Vietnam

Appendix 2-A-3: Exports Duties Schedule of Vietnam

Appendix 2-A-4: Specific Measures by Vietnam Governing the Importation and Exportation of Goods

Appendix 2-A-5: Goods Excluded from the Definition of Remanufactured Goods

Annex 2-B: Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicles Parts and Equipment

Annex 2-C: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products and Medical Devices

  Chapter 3: Trade Remedies

  Chapter 4: Customs and Trade Facilitation

  Chapter 5: Technical Barriers to Trade

  Chapter 6: Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

Annex 6-A: Requirements and Procedures for Approval of Establishments for Products

  Chapter 7:  Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade and Investment in Renewable Energy Generation

Annex 7-A: List of Tariff Headings

  Chapter 8: Liberalisation of Investment, Trade in Services and Electronic Commerce

Annex 8-A: The Union’s Schedule of Specific Commitments

Appendix 8-A-1: Specific Commitments on Cross-Border Supply of Services

Appendix 8-A-2: Specific Commitments on Liberalisation of Investments

Appendix 8-A-3: Specific Commitments in Conformity with Section D of Chapter 8

Annex 8-B: Vietnam's Schedule of Specific Commitments

Appendix 8-B-1: Specific Commitments on Cross-Border Supply of Services and Liberalisation of Investments

Appendix 8-B-2: Specific Commitments in Conformity with Section D of Chapter 8

Annex 8-C: Exemption for Vietnam on National Treatment

  Chapter 9: Government Procurement

Annex 9-A: Coverage of Government Procurement for the Union

Annex 9-B: Coverage of Government Procurement for Vietnam

  Chapter 10: Competition Policy

  Chapter 11: State-Owned Enterprises, Enterprises Granted Special Rights or Privileges, and Designated Monopolies

Annex 11-A: Specific Rules for Vietnam on State-Owned Enterprises, Enterprises Granted Special Rights or Privileges, and Designated Monopolies

  Chapter 12: Intellectual Property

Annex 12-A: List of Geographical Indications

Annex 12-B: Product Classes

  Chapter 13: Trade and Sustainable Development

  Chapter 14: Transparency

  Chapter 15: Dispute Settlement

Annex 15-A: Rules of Procedure

Annex 15-B: Code of Conduct for Arbitrators and Mediators

Annex 15-C: Mediation Mechanism

  Chapter 16: Cooperation and Capacity Building

  Chapter 17: Institutional, General and Final Provisions

  Protocol 1: Concerning the Definition of the Concept of "Originating Products" and Methods of Administrative Cooperation, and its Annexes

  Protocol 2: On Mutual Administrative Assistance in Customs Matters

  Understanding: Concerning Specific Commitments on Distribution Services for Wines and Spirits

  Understanding: Concerning Bank Equity

  Joint Declaration: Concerning the Principality of Andorra

  Joint Declaration: Concerning the Republic of San Marino

  Joint Declaration: Regarding the Revision of the Rules of Origin Contained in Protocol 1

  Joint Declaration: Concerning Customs Unions

 

EU Vietnam investment protection agreement (EVIPA)

PREAMBLE: Preamble

CHAPTER 1: Objectives and General Definitions

CHAPTER 2: Investment Protection

CHAPTER 3: Dispute Settlement 

CHAPTER 4: Institutional, General and Final Provisions

Annex 1: Competent Authorities

Annex 2: Exemption for Vietnam on National Treatment

Annex 3: Understanding on Treatment of Investment

Annex 4: Understanding on Expropriation

Annex 5: Public Debt

Annex 6: List of Investment Agreements

Annex 7: Rules of Procedure

Annex 8: Code of Conduct for Arbitrators and Mediators

Annex 9: Mediation Mechanism

Annex 10: Mediation Mechanism for Disputes between Investors and Parties

Annex 11: Code of Conduct for Members of the Tribunal, the Appeal Tribunal and Mediators

Annex 12: Concurring Proceedings

Annex 13: Working Procedures for the Appeal Tribunal