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Contacts for Further Support
Latest Update: August 31, 2021
This is relevant for: Foreign companies looking for further support in Vietnam
Support for all enterprises: 🏠 AHK Vietnam ++ 🤝 GBAV ++ 💡 SEA SME IPR Helpdesk ++ ⚖️ German lawyers +++ 🛃 EVFTA tariffs
Support for German enterprises: ✍️ GTAI ++ 🏢 IHK ++ 💸 Financing ++ 🚀 Start-Ups
German government-funding: 🎯 export initiatives ++ 🔑 support by states ++ ⚙️development aid
Support for all Enterprises
🏠 AHK Vietnam - Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam
This is us! 👋😎
Services regarding market entry and investment available here.
Services regarding HR and vocational education available here.
Publications available here.
🤝German Business Association Vietnam
Association of German (as well as international) and Vietnamese enterprises. Offers networking events, seminars and lobbying, further info and contact here.
💡 South-East Asia Intellectual Property SME Helpdesk
As a project funded by the European Union (EU) this helpdesk provides free-of-cost consultation on intellectual property rights. Info and contact available here.
⚖️ German Lawyers in Vietnam
A list can be found here.
🛃 Researching Tariffs between EU and Vietnam
1) Find out your HS code (a guideline on how to research this can be found here)
2) Go to the EU "Access2Markets" database linked here (note: From Vietnam, you might need a VPN client to use some of the content). Alternatively, you can research you tariffs manually (guide linked here)
3) Further info can be retrieved from the German IHKs or the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Support for German Enterprises
✍️Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)
Supported by the German government, GTAI provides extensive information on international markets. For market and sector reports on Vietnam, please click here.
🏢 Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHK)
The 79 IHKs in Germany feature international departments which can support with planning international activities. They are also proficient on import, tariff and certification topics. Most services are included in the membership fee German companies pay to them. If you do not know which IHK would be responsible for you, please refer to the IHK finder available here.
Furthermore, there are two IHKs offering specialized services on Vietnam:
IHK Cologne, focus chamber Vietnam in the state of North-Rhine Westphalia, info available here
IHK Pfalz (Ludwigshafen), competence center Vietnam, info available here. ☎️ Click here for contact on LinkedIn.
💸 Support in Financing Topics
kfw deg German Desk – Financial Support and Solutions: Extensive free-of-cost services from "setting up accounts (...) financing trade and transaction banking, to credit lines or investment financing". Located at HDBank in HCMC. Further info here. ☎️ Click here for contact on LinkedIn.
Competence Center for German Export Finance – Singapore: Free-of-cost advisory on advisory services on Export Credit Guarantees of the German Federal Government, further info here. ☎️ Click here for contact on LinkedIn.
🚀 Support for Start-Ups
German Business Incubator Vietnam: Information and services catered specifically for start-ups, further info here
German Accelerator Singapore: Program supported by German Federal government, further info here. ☎️ Click here for contact on LinkedIn.
German Government-Funding for International Activities
🎯 Export Initiatives by the German Government
There are a couple of these programs. They are offering free-of-cost market studies as well as supported trade fair arrangements, delegation trips and symposiums. Here is a selection:
For diverse industries: Markterschließungsprogramm, further info available here
For renewable energies/energy efficiency: Exportinitiative Energie , further info available here
For food and agriculture: Agrarexportförderprogramm, further info available here
For environmental technologies: Exportinitiative Umweltschutz, further info available here
These are worldwide programs. For current Vietnamese projects, you may refer to our website.
🔑 Export Support by the German States
There are many initiatives by the 16 German states. Information on relevant programs can be obtained from the IHKs (see above). Below, you will find some additional info on some of these relevant for Vietnam:
Bavaria: The program "Go International" reimburses up to 50% of foreign market entry projects, further info here. Furthermore, Bavaria also has an official representation in Vietnam, further info here.
Brandenburg: Program "Markterschließung durch KMU (GRW-Markt - International)" by the Investment Bank Brandenburg (ILB). Reimbursement of up to 80% of foreign market entry projects, further info here. Consulting can be obtained from the IHKs in Brandenburg. For contacts see "IHK Finder" above.
Rhineland-Palatine: Has a rep office in Vietnam providing networks and information - especially regarding wine, further info here. ☎️ Click here for contact on LinkedIn.
Saxony-Anhalt: Has a representation in Vietnam, further info here.
Schleswig-Holstein: WTSH has a "Business Center" in Vietnam which reimburses up to 50% of foreign market entry projects. Special support for workspaces in aforementioned business center. Further info here. ☎️ Click here for contact on LinkedIn.
⚙️ Development Aid Projects for Enterprises (speak to: EZ-Scout)
Companies looking planning projects in the realm of "international cooperation" may consider utilizing support from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, for example through the program "developpp". Information on this kind of governmental support can be gathered from the "EZ-Scouts" stationed at many Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IHKs) in Germany. Please contact your IHK about the EZ-Scout in their respective region. If you do not know which IHK would be responsible for you, please refer to the IHK finder available here.
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