EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements


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 (English) (Vietnamese)

  Preamble  (English) (Vietnamese)

  Chapter 1: Objectives and General Definitions (English) (Vietnamese)

  Chapter 2: National Treatment and Market Access for Goods (English) (Vietnamese)

Annex 2-A: Reduction or Elimination of Customs Duties (English) (Vietnamese)

Appendix 2-A-1: Tariff Schedule of the Union (English) (Vietnamese)

Appendix 2-A-2: Tariff Schedule of Vietnam (English) (Vietnamese)

Appendix 2-A-3: Exports Duties Schedule of Vietnam (English) (Vietnamese)

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

Appendix 2-A-5: Goods Excluded from the Definition of Remanufactured Goods (English) (Vietnamese)

Annex 2-B: Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicles Parts and Equipment (English) (Vietnamese)

Annex 2-C: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products and Medical Devices (English) (Vietnamese)

  Chapter 3: Trade Remedies (English) (Vietnamese)

  Chapter 4: Customs and Trade Facilitation  (English) (Vietnamese)

  Chapter 5: Technical Barriers to Trade  (English) (Vietnamese)

  Chapter 6: Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures  (English) (Vietnamese)

Annex 6: Requirements and Procedures for Approval of Establishments for Products  (English) (Vietnamese)

  Chapter 7:  Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade and Investment in Renewable Energy Generation  (English) (Vietnamese)

Annex 7: List of Tariff Headings  (English) (Vietnamese)

  Chapter 8: Liberalisation of Investment, Trade in Services and Electronic Commerce  (English) (Vietnamese)

Annex 8-A: The Union’s Schedule of Specific Commitments  (English) (Vietnamese)

Appendix 8-A-1: Specific Commitments on Cross-Border Supply of Services  (English) (Vietnamese)

Appendix 8-A-2: Specific Commitments on Liberalisation of Investments  (English) (Vietnamese)

Appendix 8-A-3: Specific Commitments in Conformity with Section D of Chapter 8  (English) (Vietnamese)

Annex 8-B: Vietnam's Schedule of Specific Commitments  (English) (Vietnamese)

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

Appendix 8-B-2: Specific Commitments in Conformity with Section D of Chapter 8  (English) (Vietnamese)

Annex 8-C: Exemption for Vietnam on National Treatment  (English) (Vietnamese)

  Chapter 9: Government Procurement  (English) (Vietnamese)

Annex 9-A: Coverage of Government Procurement for the Union  (English) (Vietnamese)

Annex 9-B: Coverage of Government Procurement for Vietnam (English) (Vietnamese)

  Chapter 10: Competition Policy  (English) (Vietnamese)

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

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

  Chapter 12: Intellectual Property  (English) (Vietnamese)

Annex 12-A: List of Geographical Indications  (English) (Vietnamese)

Annex 12-B: Product Classes  (English) (Vietnamese)

  Chapter 13: Trade and Sustainable Development  (English) (Vietnamese)

  Chapter 14: Transparency  (English) (Vietnamese)

  Chapter 15: Dispute Settlement  (English) (Vietnamese)

Annex 15-A: Rules of Procedure (English) (Vietnamese)

Annex 15-B: Code of Conduct for Arbitrators and Mediators (English) (Vietnamese)

Annex 15-C: Mediation Mechanism (English) (Vietnamese)

  Chapter 16: Cooperation and Capacity Building  (English) (Vietnamese)

  Chapter 17: Institutional, General and Final Provisions  (English) (Vietnamese)

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

  Protocol 2: On Mutual Administrative Assistance in Customs Matters  (English) (Vietnamese)

  Understanding: Concerning Specific Commitments on Distribution Services for Wines and Spirits  (English) (Vietnamese)

  Understanding: Concerning Bank Equity  (English) (Vietnamese)

  Joint Declaration: Concerning the Principality of Andorra (English) (Vietnamese)

  Joint Declaration: Concerning the Republic of San Marino  (English) (Vietnamese)

  Joint Declaration: Regarding the Revision of the Rules of Origin Contained in Protocol 1  (English) (Vietnamese)

  Joint Declaration: Concerning Customs Unions  (English) (Vietnamese)


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