Summary of Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA)

15/01/2016    5273

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. 

For EVFTA, after ratification, this Agreement has came into force on August 1, 2020. For EVIPA, on the EU side, the Agreement will still need to be further ratified by the Parliament of all 27 EU member states (after the UK completes Brexit) to take effect.

In order to provide Vietnamese businesses the overview of content and impacts of EVFTA, WTO Center and Integration - VCCI published the Summary of EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) 

The Summary (English and Vietnamese) is attached below