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Hybrid Conference on Investment in Thai Binh, June 28, 2023

Over recent years, Vietnam's investment landscape has thrived with a stable political climate, robust economic growth, and favorable investment environment. The Northern provinces have gained increased appeal among foreign investors. AHK Vietnam partnered with Thai Binh People's Committee and GBA Vietnam to organize a two-day delegation trip to Hai Phong and Thai Binh province on June 27-28. The delegation comprised 45 representatives from GBA members and German companies in Vietnam, emphasizing the growing interest in the region.

On June 28, the delegation, together with representatives from Ministries, provincial leaders of Thai Binh, and local companies gathered in Thai Binh province for a strategic conference on investment opportunities. The conference included keynote speeches, discussions between local authorities, associations, local companies, colleges, and German companies. A significant highlight was the signing of MOU between AHK Vietnam and Thai Binh Province. The conference unveiled further potentials of Thai Binh Province and addressed investors' inquiries.

For more photos of this conference, kindly visit here>>>

Roundtable: "Collaborative Efforts to Foster a Secure Skilled Workforce for Germany", June 29, 2023

The meeting took place on June 29 in terms of the visit of the Hand in Hand for International Talents Project Team from Berlin, including the representative from BMWK and our colleagues from DIHK. The roundtable aimed to brief on the project’s status and its accomplishments so far, as well as to deepen the topic of securing skilled workers in Germany.

This meeting is a chance for AHK Vietnam and our partners to exchange experiences, necessary steps and initiatives in different aspects such as conditions, the Visa process, German courses for candidates, etc.

Based on the impulse formed from what we have achieved, we would give our best for the upcoming actions and the strong cooperation between the crucial parties.

GBA Oktoberfest Vietnam 2023 | Open for Ticket Sales & Sponsorship Opportunities

We’re setting our sights on the most exciting German cultural festivals in Vietnam since 1992. This year, the festival will be happening across the country, from the North to the Southern Vietnam on following timelines:

Hanoi: JW Marriott Hotel | 28 September – 30 September

Danang: Furama Resort | 6 October

Ho Chi Minh City: Hotel Nikko Saigon – Nikko Garden | 12 – 14 October 

The GBA Oktoberfest Vietnam 2023 is a uniqueopportunity to promote your company or your brand to a broad audience; while you are entertaining your business partners, co-workers, and friends in a traditional German setting with an authentic flair of the world’s largest beer festival.

Find more details about the ticket sales and sponsorship packages here>>>

GBA Co-Chairmen Letter | Second Quarter 2023

With the summer break just around the corner, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the second quarter of 2023 before the holiday season begins. During this time, we have witnessed several changes within the GBA organization, and we would like to share the current status with all of you. The GBA has also been actively engaged in advocacy activities. All of our efforts align with the priorities we set for 2023: Transforming for Excellence, Substance Driven Business Content, and Promotion of GBA Topics. Let us now provide you with an update on the recent developments.

More details here>>>

REWE Far East Opening Ceremony in German Business Incubator Vietnam, HCMC, June 29, 2023

REWE Far East Ltd. is the sourcing organization for REWE Group in Asia. The company has offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangkok and Istanbul and attempts to strengthen its mother group’s strategic procurement activities in the Asian region even more intensely. With the vision of further enhancing the procurement of all food and non-food products in Asian markets, REWE Far East has the next stop in Ho Chi Minh City for the fifth office which is placed right in German Business Incubator Vietnam, Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City.

The captivating opening ceremony on 29 June also marked a success of our partnership and has kicked off plenty of activities from REWE in the upcoming time. For more photos of this event, kindly visit here>>>

Congratulations to our member HäfeleVietnam on Reaching its First 100 Years

Ho Chi Minh City, 16 June - Mr. Marko Walde was honoured to attend the “Häfele - 100 Years Of Pride" and extended his heartfelt congratulations to the team! Throughout our century-long existence, Häfele has always been committed to upholding the highest standards of quality. This commitment is deeply rooted in our German heritage. They take immense pride in being a leading provider of innovative, space-saving, and trend-setting products and solutions that have positioned us to be a frontrunner in our industry today.

HCMC: VDW Symposium: Innovation in Production Technology – Machine Tools from Germany, June 13, 2023

AHK Vietnam was honoured to host this symposium in collaboration with VDW - German Machine Tool Builders’ Association for the third time.

More than 100 Vietnamese participants, as well as international industry experts from Siemens, Open Mind, Index, Gleason, Rhenus, etc., gathered at the Reverie Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, where the VDW Symposium was taking place.

After a welcoming speech from Mr. Marko Walde, Chief Representative of AHK Vietnam, the event continued with crucial views in the manufacturing sector and in-depth sharing from representatives from Germany and Vietnam. B2B meetings were also following.

For more photos of this event, kindly visit here>>>

Viessmann Opens its First Factory in Vietnam to Boost Sustainable Production

Dong Nai, 22 June, GBA member - Viessmann - a German-based leading provider of climate solutions, officially inaugurated its new factory in Dong Nai Province. By introducing its first factory in Vietnam,  Viessmann commits to enhancing and strengthening the long-term value chain in Southeast Asia. Mr. Alexander Ziehe, Managing Director Southeast Asia & Oceania of Viessmann Vietnam/ GBA Board Member emphasized the commitment to expand business operations in the Southeast Asian region by developing products that meet consumer needs.

More details here>>>

MOU Signing Ceremony on the Investment Promotion between GBA & IPA Da Nang

On the afternoon of June 23 in Da Nang city, in collaboration with the City People’s Committee, the Investment Promotion Agency (IPA Danang) held a seminar on promoting investment connection between Da Nang and Germany, with the participation of the Municipal People’s Committee Vice Chairman Mr. Ho Ky Minh, the Director of IPA Danang Mrs. Huynh Lien Phuong, together with the German business delegation led by the Co-Chairman of German Business Association (GBA) Mr. Elmar Dutt and GBA Vice-Chairman/Chief Representative of the German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam (AHK Vietnam) Mr. Marko Walde.

More details here>>>

GBA Facilitates a Dialogue with the Quang Nam’s Provincial People Committees on Promoting Trade and Investment in the Central Vietnam

On the morning of June 23 in Quang Nam province, the German business delegation led by the GBA Co-Chairman Mr. Elmar Dutt, GBA Vice-Chairman/Chief Representative of AHK Vietnam Mr. Marko Walde, and GBA Board member Mr. Andre de Jong, had a meeting with Mr. Ho Quang Buu, the Vice Chairman of the Quang Nam Provincial People’s Committee and the leaders of related departments and agencies, to bolster the economic cooperation between Germany and Vietnam in Quang Nam province.

More details here>>>

Excursion to VinFast, Hai Phong, June 27, 2023

During the business trip in Northern Vietnam, on June 27, 
the AHK/GBA delegation of 45 members had joined in on-site excursions to Vinfast factory of 1 million sqm on-site land in Hai Phong. After meeting with the DCEO and the leaders of VinFast, they were taken in a tour by e-bus to learn an overview about vinfast and their product introduction. More specifically, the delegates also experienced test driving on the latest versions of VinFast e-car.

The initial investment was US$1.5 billion for the first phase of a program to produce passenger vehicles, electric busses and electric motorbikes at the facilities. Our big thanks to the VinFast and the whole team, without their unwavering support our excursion would not have been possible.

MOU Signing Ceremony with VGEC, June 29, 2023

On June 29, AHK Vietnam and Vietnam Germany Eager JSC (VGEC) have signed the MoU in witness of the Project Team HiH and ProRecognition projects, including the delegation from Berlin our AHK Vietnam’s coordinators.

By this MoU, cooperation between the two parties in placing suitable and motivated skilled workers in Germany has been established to spread the program’s info to interested candidates and roll out proper recruitment procedures. Carrying out sufficient training courses and implementing the recognition of Vietnamese professional qualifications in Germany are also in the scope of the MoU.

We are confident about this new collaboration and committed to our strategic goals of easing the labor shortage in Germany and bringing opportunities to Vietnamese talents who want to work and live long-term in Germany.


Vietnam Economic Monitoring – First Five Months of 2023

From January to May 2023, Vietnam's economic growth softens as export weaken, due to the decline in both total new orders and new export orders. Vietnam is expected to resume rapid economic growth over the medium-term economic outlook.

  • IIP decreased by 2% compared to the same period last year. Remarkably, there is a positive sign of growth in some 2-digit industrial activities;
  • The inflation rate increases by 8%;
  • Exports fell 11.6% year-on-year; imports were down 17.9% year-on-year with a trade surplus of $9.8 billion;
  • Registered FDI capital accumulated by May 20, 2023, is estimated at 9 billion US$. Of these, there are 962 new licensed projects with 5.3 billion worth of value (+27.8% YoY). Major FDI investors continue to name Singapore, followed by Japan and China.

For full details of this report, kindly visit here>>>

Find out more infographics and reports on our website>>>

Legal Updates by Dr. Oliver Massmann | June 2023

Our long-standing GBA board member Dr. Oliver Massmann, Partner at Duane Morris Vietnam LCC, is sharing the most relevant legal updates:

  1. Regulations on tax registration and e-tax transactions to be amended
  2. New decree to raise investor confidence in leisure property market
  3. 15th National Assembly to debate two draft laws on May 24
  4. Consider easing restrictions on foreign ownership of construction projects: VCCI
  5. Measures suggested to guarantee corporate bond market’s stability
  6. Government excludes property, banking sectors from VAT rebate proposal
More details here>>>
From this month - June 2023, AHK Vietnam’s Newsletter: Vietnam Brief features a new section titled: ‘Investment Promotion in the Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) Sub-region'.

In this new session, we provide information on news, media and events in Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, as well as market insights, and German businesses in the sub-region.  

First AHK Delegation Trip to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, June, 2023

Our AHK delegation was visiting Phnom Penh for the first time as representative of the German businesses. We were meeting with local authorities, the local business association, as well as the German Ambassador and the European and German business community in this country. We made the most of every hour to understand and explore Cambodia, to grasp the opportunities and challenges that persist, to assess and advise on investment, and to facilitate German capital flow into this country.

Get in touch with us to explore extensive information about the business opportunities and investment climate in the sub-region.

Meeting with The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC), June 15, 2023

On June 15, Marko Walde and his delegation honourably encountered Mr. H.E. Sok Chenda Sophea, Minister attached to the Prime Minister, Secretary General of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC).

During the meeting, representatives from both parties expressed their willingness to corporate and work closely together to promote the investment environment in Cambodia. We also endeavour to target more German companies, who already have a presence in Southeast Asia, to expand their business & production in Cambodia.

Meeting with EuroCham Cambodia, June 14, 2023

In terms of the business trip to Cambodia to explore and get to know our new partners, Marko Walde and our Regional Management Team had the first successful meeting with EuroCham Cambodia and learned more about opportunities for our upcoming cooperation.

The briefing was tremendously helpful and provided our Vietnam Team with more information about the current economic status of Cambodia and the country’s potential for FDIs in the near future.

Engaging with Cambodia Chamber of Commerce, June 15, 2023

On the delegation trip to Phnom Penh on June 15, Marko Walde had the honour of meeting with Mr. Meng Nimol, Deputy Director General of Cambodia Chamber of Commerce.

The meeting delved into the business landscape of Cambodia, highlighting both opportunities and challenges. To encourage German investment in Cambodia, AHK Vietnam emphasized the need for collaboration between German organizations and local firms to effectively showcase the country's potential.

Meeting with Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (SEZ), June 16, 2023

On 16 June, Marko Walde and his delegation carried on the Cambodia trip by a visit to the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

We had the pleasure to meet the CEO, Mr. Uematsu Hiroshi, and went through key information on business environment, as well as economic insights of the Cambodian market.

Cambodia Economic Overview 2022

Despite weaker global demand, Cambodia’s economy remained resilient and performed well in 2022. Presented below are the figures outlining the economic state of Cambodia in 2022:

  • GDP Growth: Cambodia sustained its strong economic momentum, with a projected GDP growth rate of 5.2% in 2022.
  • Inflation Rate: In 2022, Cambodia experienced a moderate increase in inflation, with the rate reaching 5.3%.
  • Labor force: The labor force, total in Cambodia was reported at 9 million in 2022 according to the World Bank, and at 53.6% of the country’s total population.
  • Trade Relations with Germany: Currently, 40 German businesses are presenting in Cambodia, which demonstrates the strong bilateral ties between the two nations.

For the full report, kindly visit here>>>

AHK Podcast #31: CLMV Sub-region: Trade, Investment, and Sustainability – Part I: Myanmar

Since May 2023, AHK Vietnam has been appointed to represent German business interests in the CLMV Sub-region including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. In this context, we are excited to bring to our audience a special series on AHK Vietnam Podcast with the topic “CLMV Sub-region: Trade, Investment, and Sustainability.”

In our newest episode #31, let’s first explore Myanmar – the neighbour to several ASEAN countries and a gateway to the huge markets of China and India.

Our host Trang Dao, Head of Business Development Services from AHK Vietnam will guide you through the informative conversation with the guest speakers:

  • Marko Walde, Chief Representative of AHK Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos;
  • Ye Htut, Head of Economic Affairs and Trade Relations, AHK Myanmar

Which opportunities are awaiting German and international firms in CLMV Sub-region? What specifically are these 4 countries offering you? Tune in to the podcast with us to find out here>>>

AHK Market Study – Cambodia: Renewable Energies Including Hybrid PV System

The general interest in renewable energies in Cambodia is growing steadily. Solar power systems are enjoying great popularity, as they are well suited for self-supply and ensure a reliable power supply due to the abundance of sunshine in the country.

We want to share with you the market analysis that identifies current market conditions and potential in the renewable energy sector in Cambodia. The study also highlights the economic, legal, and regulatory framework, the technological environment, the competitive landscape, distribution channels and currently identifiable market trends. The full version of the study (in German) could be downloaded here>>>

Welcome AHK Myanmar Team to Ho Chi Minh City!

AHK Vietnam is beyond happy to welcome our colleagues from Myanmar to the dynamic Ho Chi Minh City for the first time! This is the graceful chance for our big teams to get in touch, build connection and discuss more deeply about the upcoming strategies for the sub-region’s development. 

For insights and crucial data on the CLMV sub-region, kindly visit our latest blog>>>

Supported Event: German Trade Mission to Cambodia: Opportunities in Waste Management and Resources Recovery, October 22 – 28, 2023

The European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) Cambodia will conduct a German Trade Mission on Opportunities in Waste Management and Resource Recoveryto Cambodia October this year, on behalf of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and is financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The program entails dialogues with high-level government institutions, private stakeholders, and partners from development cooperation and finance, as well as a number of site visits, including landfills, processing plants, and special economic zones.

More information about the event agenda is available here>>>

If your company would like to join this one-week trade mission, kindly register before June 30, 2023 here>>>

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Hanoi: Enhancing Awareness of Supply Chain Assessment and Risk Identification (LkSG), July 20, 2023

AHK Vietnam invites businesses to participate in the training session "Enhancing Awareness of Supply Chain Assessment and Risk Identification (LkSG)". Through the conveyed content, businesses will gain a general overview of the Supply Chain Assessment Act of Germany (LkSG) and familiarize themselves with the assessment process guided by responsible business practices of the United Nations.

Language: Vietnamese

Time: July 20, 2023

Venue: AHK Vietnam Office, Lotte Center, 54 Lieu Giai St., Ba Dinh district, Hanoi


  • Ms. Lanh, Huyen Nhu – Project Manager – Sustainable and climate resilient supply chains in Vietnam.
  • Mr. Tran, Xuan Quang (Lukas) – Expert in compliance assessment   

For registration, please visit here>>>

For full information of this event, kindly visit here>>>

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Nürnberg: The 15th Asia – Pacific Forum Bavaria, July 26, 2023

The exciting conference program explains the reordering of the global economy, shows ways to diversify, and supports you in your strategy development. The German Chambers of Commerce Abroad in Asia will offer you individual consultations and more than 20 exhibitors will present their Asia-Pacific services in the form of a small trade fair.

Venue: Haus der Wirtschaft, Hauptmarkt 25, 90403 Nürnberg

Date: July 26, 2023 | 09:00 – 15:30 CEST

Use the forum as your compass in the most dynamic growth market of the world economy. We look forward to your participation!

For program and registration details, kindly visit here>>>

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Online: ASEAN Market Insights – Thailand and Vietnam, August 7, 2023

Both Thailand and Vietnam are newly industrialized countries with great potential for foreign investment.

Our experts are available to offer insights into these markets and assist you to navigate the business in Southeast Asia.

Time: August 7, 2023 (10:00 – 11:30 CEST)

Format: Online webinar

To register, kindly visit here>>>

For more information about this online seminar, please contact: Mr. Björn Koslowski | E-mail: koslowski.bjoern@vietnam.ahk.de
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Save The Date – Training for Compliance Manager, September 11 – 17, 2023

Understand the need of fulfilling this strategy, AHK Vietnam, together with TÜV Rheinland, is organizing an in-dept course of ‘German Supply Chain Law and Human Rights Officer Trainings’ to offer awareness, refine practices and have a specific action direction for their business.

Course schedule: September 11 – 17

Trainer profiles:

Stay updated on AHK Vietnam’s page for more upcoming details.
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HCMC: The Vietnam International Sourcing EXPO – Vietnam Sourcing, September 13 – 15, 2023

The Vietnam International Sourcing Expo – Vietnam Sourcing is an exclusive opportunity for enterprises to have face-to-face meetings with international buyers of various goods categories: Agricultural products, Processed foods, Garments & Textiles, Shoes & Leather, Fashion Accessories, Household Goods, Home Decor, Logistics, etc.

For German distribution/purchasing delegations participating in Vietnam International Sourcing 2023, the Organizer can tailor specific working programs for you to match your requests.

For an overview and more details, kindly visit here>>>

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Düsseldorf: Außenwirtschaftstag NRW 2023, September 21, 2023

Under the project management of IHK Düsseldorf, AWT23 will take place with the expected participation of 1,000 guests from consular companies, chambers of commerce and representatives from politics and administration.

Time: September 21, 2023 (09:15 – 20:00 CEST)

Venue: Congress Center Düsseldorf (CCD), Stockumer Kirchstraße 61, 40474, Düsseldorf, Germany

At the AHK Lounge, there will be market experts of over 50 AHKs across the world available for individual consultations from 8:30 – 9:00, and from 10:30 – 15:30. See the overview of participating AHKs here>>>

The preliminary program is now published on the event website>>>

To secure your participation ticket, please visit here>>>

For more information, please contact: Mr. Björn Koslowski | E-mail: koslowski.bjoern@vietnam.ahk.de

München: IHK Trade and Connect, November 23, 2023

At Trade & Connect Event this November, you can expect an exciting program consisting of competent one-to-one consultations with experts from the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs) from more than 70 countries, interesting networking opportunities at our Marketplace, informative expert presentations, and many more benefits.

For more details and registration, please visit here>>>

If you have any question, please contact: Mr. Björn Koslowski | E-mail: koslowski.bjoern@vietnam.ahk.de

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GBA Events

The German Business Association offers excellent networking opportunities for various needs that come along with doing business in Vietnam. Don’t miss out on any of our upcoming activities!

Please visit our Website>>>, follow us on Facebook>>> and LinkedIn>>>, or join the GBA Announcement Group on WhatsApp & Zalo>>> to stay up to date.

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GBA Monthly Business Meeting: Decarbonization

Topic: Decarbonization

Date: Monday, 3 July 2023

Time: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Venue: Renaissance Riverside Saigon

Meeting Chair: Martin Koerner, Group Commercial Director of the Anam Group/ GBA Vice-Chairman

GBA members:  From 1 mil VND

Non-members: From 1,6 mil VND

More details here>>>

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[Co-hosted Event] Business Thursday in Hanoi

Date: Thursday, 6 July 2023

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Venue: Sevens - Grill & Lounge Hanoi

GBA members: 350,000 VND/pax | Non-members: 500,000 VND/pax

*Includes canapes and freeflow draught beer

Stay tuned for more details to come here>>>

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DeutschenTreff in HCMC

Date: Wednesday, 19 July 2023

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: To be announced

Stay tuned for more details to come here>>>


Join our GBA Corporate Partnership Program to position your brand in the best environment and show your support and connection to the German business community in Vietnam. Be constantly visible on every GBA channel and entitled to various benefits and exclusive promotion opportunities. Find out more here >>> or contact the Membership Manager, Ms. Mai at mai@gba-vietnam.org for registration and instant support.

Thank you for the strong support of our 12 Corporate Partners. Please find below further information.


Deutsche Bank AG

Deutsche Bank AG provides commercial and investment banking, retail banking, transaction banking, and asset and wealth management products and services to corporations, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses, and private individuals. Deutsche Bank is Germany’s leading bank, with a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific.

Visit their website here >>>

The 24. Forum Global on 29. June 2023 in Nuremberg

Please join us at the 24. Forum Global at our Roedl & Partner Head Office in Nuremberg. Our Forum Global is one of the biggest foreign trade and investment events in Germany. We will have 25 talks and panel discussions on all topics related to Tax, Legal, Audit and Accounting presented by our experts based in over 50 countries worldwide.

Find more details here>>>

“Give the gift of life" - Blood Donation at Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City

On May 26th, 2023, Deutsche Bank AG Ho Chi Minh City Branch and Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City, in collaboration with the Blood Transfusion Hematology Hospital Ho Chi Minh City (BTH), hosted a successful Blood Donation exclusive for tenants of Deutsches Haus HCMC. With the message: “ GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE”, the event attracted more than 160 employees of our tenants and 119 blood units were collected which will be transferred to the Blood Bank. All blood units will be screened, tested for blood group, processed into blood products, and delivered to the people in need.

Find more details here>>>

Dürr invites you to share our passion for state-of-the-art painting technology

Are you a specialist company that understands the requirements of the market and implements local painting projects for customers? 

Join us if you have experience in one of these areas:

  • Paint application
  • Fluid handling/material supply components
  • Industrial automation
  • Product integration or robot integration

We provide special training in our products, test center facilities, technical, sales and marketing support onsite and remotely.

Find more details here>>>

INC Legal Vietnam

INC Legal Vietnam, is a partner law firm of Luther, a renowned German law firm with a strong regional presence and substantial footprint in the ASEAN region. With dedicated Asian offices in Singapore, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand they support investments and advise businesses of all kinds of industries in Vietnam and the Asian markets. With the Ho Chi Minh office, a registered foreign law firm in Vietnam, they can offer the full range of legal advice, tax advice and corporate services throughout Vietnam, as allowed under the Vietnamese regulations.

Visit their website here>>>

Mercedes-Benz Vietnam - The exclusive privilege for GBA members

Mercedes-Benz Vietnam is proud to be the only luxury car brand in Vietnam to have an exclusive program designated for all GBA members. Our special offers are up to 4% for all CKD models including C-class, E-class, GLC-class, and 4% for most of our CBU models. For more details of the program, please contact us via the hotline 1800 400 110 or direct points at our authorized nationwide dealers.

Visit their website here >>>


Messer is active in more than 35 countries, mainly in Europe, Asia and America, with more than 60 companies operating. The Messer Group has state-of-the-art research and capacity centers, in which it develops technologies for use in gas in most industrial sectors, in food technology, medicine as well as research and science.

Visit their website here>>>

Southeast Asia is the next hotspot for sustainable investment

Schaeffler Southeast management team recently met with H.E. Dr. Nadhavathna Krishnamra, the Thailand Ambassador to Germany, and H.E. Mr. Vu Quang Minh, Vietnam Ambassador to Germany in Berlin. 

There, they discussed a range of topics including Schaeffler’s commitment in Southeast Asia as well as opportunities to further strengthen growth in the region. 

Learn how we are shaping the future of mobility and motion: here>>>

New Data Protection Regime in Vietnam

An article by SNB partner Dr. Jörg-Michael Scheil about the new Personal Data Protection regime in force as of July 1, 2023 has just been published in the issue 3/23 of the "Computer Law Review International

Find more details here>>>

The Art of Impactful Employee Feedback

Unlock the secret to providing effective employee feedback with our blog post. Discover practical strategies and expert tips to provide feedback that inspires growth and maximizes performance. From offering constructive criticism to recognizing achievements, we cover the essential elements of impactful feedback. Enhance your leadership skills and create a culture of continuous improvement. Don’t miss this valuable resource for managers!

Find more details here>>>

Würth Vietnam

Würth Vietnam primarily trades and distributes chemical technical products, fasteners, engine oils, tools and personal protection equipment of the highest German quality to theautomotive and metal industries. In these sectors alone we deliver 5,000 items directly from our warehouse in Ho Chi Minh City. An additional 100,000 products we deliver from our global headquarters in Germany.

Find more details here>>>

Tesa Site Haiphong – A global tape manufacturing site is opening

A size of 70,000 square meters, 650,000 safe work hours, and production capacities for millions of square meters of adhesive tape every year; these are just a few facts about our new tesa site in Vietnam. We started with the laying of the foundation stone in January 2022 and will be open for business by the end of the year. We are proud to see the whole construction coming more and more to life and are looking forward to the start of production.

Find more details here >>>

The GBA members represent a variety of German businesses in Vietnam from small and medium-sized enterprises to large global players. They are a good reflection of the German economy’s structure in general. 

We would like to introduce our new members to you every month. Please join us to welcome our new members for June 2023 by visiting their website or stopping by to introduce yourself. The personal touch will help GBA continue to grow and thrive! For more details here>>>

The European Parliament (EP) Voting to Tighten the Sustainability Due Diligence Law

During the negotiation of legislative planning, on May 31, 2023, the EP has voted on the draft supply chain law from the European Commission (Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive – CSDD). The new regulations should now also apply to smaller companies and non-Europe-based companies.

Vietnamese companies urgently need to make a green transition to meet environmental and social friendly requirements, ensure competitiveness and retain orders/contracts from Germany and the Europe. The EU is currently working on the draft directive, while in Germany, the law has already come into force.

To read the full article (in German), kindly visit here>>>

At AHK Vietnam, we offer comprehensive and pragmatic support on sustainability consulting, and how to apply Sustainability Due Diligence Law in your business. Contact our expert for further information: Ms. Lanh Huyen Nhu | E-mail: lanh.nhu@vietnam.ahk.de, or visit our webpage>>>

Exciting Development in Vietnam’s Power Sector!

The National Power Development Planning (PDP8) in Vietnam has set ambitious targets in alignment with the country's economic growth. The plan emphasizes a shift towards a more sustainable and renewable energy-driven power sector. 

For more information on significant notes and infographics of Vietnam’s energy mix as well as its landscape of sustainability, kindly visit here>>>

AHK Vietnam Featured on VTV4 Broadcast News

On June 12, Mr. Marko Walde was featured in a virtual interview with VTV4 on ‘Current macroeconomy and inflation control situation of Vietnam’.

It is a good message for foreign investors in Vietnam that supporting solutions for inflation control are implemented, especially in the context of many domestic socio-economic slowdowns and global uncertainties recently. Looking ahead, Vietnam, with great openness, has still presented as an attractive destination to international investors due to its potential adaptability to international and European standards of Green Economy and Sustainable Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG).

The official report (in Vietnamese) is now available here>>>

New Updates on AHK Vietnam Maps: Phu Yen & Hoa Binh

AHK Vietnam Map is a platform providing international companies, especially German investors with a comprehensive picture of all 63 provinces and cities in Vietnam for your business consideration.

After honourably meeting the two provinces Phu Yen and Hoa Binh, we have gained an understanding of numerous opportunities here for FDIs. Check out the insights into their infrastructure and resources by visiting our AHK Vietnam Map site here>>>

Contact us to learn more about our support with investment location analysis: Ms. Hanh Le | Email: hanh.le@vietnam.ahk.de

Discover Thai Binh – A Prime FDI Destination for German Investors

Thai Binh is a coastal province in the Red River Delta Vietnam, adjacent to the northern key economic region (Hanoi - Hai Phong - Quang Ninh).

With a vast array of advantages such as geographical location, abundant skilled human resources, modern industrial infrastructure, dynamic local authorities with effective administration and many more; Thai Binh province has created a favourable environment for international investors.

For an overview about Thai Binh province, kindly visit here>>>

More information about Green I-Park 1 Industrial Park: Partner in Thai Binh Province here>>>

Explore Investment incentives in Thai Binh province here>>>


HCMC: Open Day – Navigate Your Future, June 13, 2023

On 13 June 2023, the Open Day: Navigate Your Future took place at the University of Transportation HCMC (UTH). The event included the graduation ceremony of 7 apprentices from the occupation “Freight forwarding and logistics agent” and an open career day so the students could learn more about our AHK’s vocational training programs and our partner firms in this segment.

In cooperation with UTH and our partners such as a.hartrodt, Bolloré, Ceva, and Rhenus, we are proud and delighted to celebrate this milestone with the apprentices as well as welcome them to the next chapter with more exciting experiences and opportunities. On this special occasion, AHK Vietnam also congratulates UTH on its 35th anniversary of the establishment!

For more information and photos of this event, kindly visit here>>>

More about our Vocational Education & Training program can be found here>>>


Job Offer: DEUBA GmbH & Co. KG: Chief of Representative Office in Ho Chi Minh City

Deuba is one of the largest online retailers in Europe was founded in 2002 and has been expanding ever since. To oversee our operations and drive growth in the region, we are seeking an executive for our representative office in Vietnam.

The following core skills would be required:

  • Management experience
  • Several years of experience in strategic sourcing and trading
  • Strong knowledge of quality management and product development
  • Experience in active sourcing of suppliers
  • Knowledge of supply chain optimization and monitoring

Kindly find the detailed job description here>>>

Job Opening: Executive Director | German Business Association

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career opportunity in a dynamic, professional and cross-cultural work environment? Do you have experience in leading and managing a non-profit organization that supports German and Vietnamese businesses in developing their operations and creating opportunities for business and social exchange? If yes, then you might be the perfect candidate for the Executive Director position at the German Business Association in Vietnam!

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV and cover letter to email: nga@gba-vietnam.org  

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Call For Internship: Marketing & PR Intern - AHK Vietnam

We are seeking now an enthusiastic, creative and dependable marketing intern to join our Marketing team and provide creative ideas to help achieve our goals.

  • Duration: 03 - 06 months

Further details on requirements and responsibilities you could find here>>>

If this is the challenge you are looking for, please apply with your cover letter and CV to Ms. Trang Dao | E-mail: trang.daothu@vietnam.ahk.de

Call For Internship – Vocational Education & Training (VET): Project Support Intern

To strengthen our team, we - the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam - are looking for a full-time, 40-hours/week intern for the Vocational Education & Training Department in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Duration: 3 – 6 months
  • Start from July 2023

More details of this job here>>>

If you are interested in being a part of our dynamic team, kindly submit your application to Ms. Van Anh Do | E-mail: vananh.do@vietnam.ahk.de


Hong Kong: ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA, September 06 – 08, 2023

The next edition of ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA returns to Hong Kong’s Asia World-Expo on September 06-08, 2023.

ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA covers the entire fresh production industry value chain and its service support companies, as well as the latest, innovative products and ideas. It offers a unique opportunity to develop new business, make new top-level contacts, and gather essential market information on every aspect of the fresh produce trade throughout the entire Asian region.

For further details and registration, please visit here>>>

Berlin: Fruit Logistica 2024, February 7 – 9, 2024

Fruit Logistica is the world’s most important trade fair for the fresh produce industry and its direct access to the global market. You can find the complete range of products, services and technical solutions from every part of the value chain, as well as an entire spectrum from producer to consumer.

This year, the Fruit Logistica will come together gain in the exhibition ground Berlin Frunkturm, under the motte “The heartbeat of the fresh product business”.

In this 3-days of Fruit Logistica 2024, you will be connected with the industry’s leading players – Exhibition from over 90 countries with trade visitors and decision-makers from 140 countries worldwide.

For more information about Fruit Logistica 2024, and the exhibitor portal, kindly visit here>>> or contact Ms. Mai Le | E-mail: mai.le@vietnam.ahk.de

Berlin: International Trade Show (ITB) 2024, March 5 – 7, 2023

ITB is the world’s largest travel and tourism trade fair held at Berlin Expo Center City (ICC Berlin). Here in ITB Berlin 2024, with the help of over 180 participating countries and regions, you and receive the most valuable information regarding the current trending topics, coming from different segments, such as adventure travel & responsible tourism, business travel, career centre, LGBT+ tourism, luxury travel, medical tourism, youth travel and more.

The Early Bird - Stand registration has officially opened for all exhibitors. Kindly be noted to sign up before August 1, 2023 to receive the Early Bird offer.

The official registration deadline for ITB Berlin 2024 is September 1, 2023. Please apply in time in order to ensure a good placement for your company.

For more information about the stand registration and trade show, kindly visit here>>> or contact Ms. Mai Le | E-mail: mai.le@vietnam.ahk.de


ARISE IIP is a developer and operator of 17 world-class industrial ecosystems across 13 African countries. We design, finance, build and operate industrial ecosystems across Africa. It is the ideal destination for businesses looking for opportunities for expansion and sustainability. ARISE IIP conceives, finances, builds and operates integrated and tailor-made industrial zones with high added value. Visit www.ariseiipvn.com for more information.


Junker GerTec is based on three fields of activity. The first field is running a general agency in the field of technical springs for a European market leader. The second field is the provision of technical services in the field of project and site management. The third field is the placement of production orders in the field of steel and stainless steel. We specifically cover the area of CNC laser cuts, we cooperate with a local provider. Visit www.junkergertec.com for more information.


The Company specialize in alternative investments, venture capital, and private equity in innovative industries such as sustainability, technology, advanced retail, and pharmacy. Visit www.deutsche-Gruppe.com for more information.


RedFern Digital is an award-winning independent brand management agency that develops, manages, and distributes brands across Asia. RedFern Digital is responsible for the strategic direction, growth, and performance of some of the largest and most successful brands across a dynamic range of categories in the market, covering Research, Branding, Strategy, Social Media marketing, E-commerce & Technical Integration. Visit www.redferndigital.cn for more information.


Vinso is an engineering service provider in the field of Automotive and Environmental Compliance. We understand Vietnam’s beating heart. In a place that is changing every day, yet governed by age-old values, we are on the ground at the coalface of its evolving economy. More than anywhere else, winning here depends on three things – Network, Knowledge and Know How. Vinso opens doors. Visit www.vinsoglobal.com for more information.


Thai Binh’s Infrastructure: German Delegation’s Inspection of Green I-Park 1 & The Coastal Route, June 28, 2023

During the trip in Thai Binh Province, AHK Vietnam, GBA Vietnam and other German businesses had a chance to come by Green i-Park 1 – one of 3 industrial parks in the Thai Binh Economic Zone.

The group was warmly welcomed by Green i-Park 1 and was shown the place’s infrastructure with modern installations of equipment to meet the high standards of international investors and manufacturers.

We wrapped up the tour by briefly checking out a part of the expressway from Ninh Binh to Hai Phong which passes through Ninh Binh, Nam Dinh, Thai Binh, and Hai Phong provinces.

AHK Vietnam has been updating information about 63 locations of Vietnam on our map website frequently, including hints of infrastructures and existing industrial zones in those cities and provinces. Kindly view the map here>>> 

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Binh Duong: Congratulations to Cicor Group in Vietnam on the Factory Opening, June 26, 2023

On June 26, Marko Walde attended the opening ceremony from Cicor Vietnam, also with participation from the Group CEO of Cicor – Mr. Alexander Hagemann

The Cicor site in Thuan An, Binh Duong offers printed circuit board assembly and box building including plastic injection molding services. As shared by Mr. Hagemann, the company has doubled its electronic manufacturing size to 15,000 sqm (160,000 sqft), setting new standards in Southeast Asia for miniaturized electronics used in medical devices.

AHK Vietnam is delighted to witness this milestone of Cicor and wishes you much success in all of your upcoming strategies!

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HCMC: German Pavilion at Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2023, June 23 – 25, 2023

Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2023 took place from 23 to 25 June, highlighting the latest technologies and market trends through booth showcases, industry conferences, as well as lifestyle events.

This year, the German Pavilion consisted of 10 enterprises in different categories such as parts & components, car wash & care, diagnosis & repair, automotive manufacturing, etc.

At the information booth, companies as well as visitors could also find AHK Vietnam’s flyers and brochures which provide you with Vietnamese market's information and our services.

More photos of this event are available here>>>

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Hanoi: AHK Vietnam to Meet Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labor, and Transport, June 23, 2023

On June 23, Björn Koslowski, Deputy Chief Representative of AHK Vietnam had the honor to welcome H.E. Thomas Kralinski, State Secretary in the Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labor, and Transport in our Hanoi office. 

has a long tradition as a business destination and is a leading industrial location in Eastern Germany. The state is well-known for its powerful automotive and mechanical industries and its semiconductor and microelectronics sectors. We discussed how the Free State of Saxony can further strengthen its presence and cooperation with key players in Vietnam. Thereby, AHK Vietnam is glad to assist and looks forward to possible collaboration with Saxony in the upcoming time!

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Quang Nam & Da Nang: Meeting with the Authorities of Quang Nam Province and Da Nang City, June 23, 2023

On June 23, 2023, The German Business Association - GBA in collaboration with AHK Vietnam organized a dialogue with the authorities of Quang Nam province and Da Nang City to explore the economic potential and investment advantages in this area.

The meeting came into success with a delightful number of participants from Provincial People’s Committee (PPC) and Leaders of the authorities, GBA Board members, German-invested enterprises in Vietnam, and many large foreign corporations.

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HCMC & Hanoi: Business Initiation Vietnam for German Suppliers and Service Providers from the Health Care Industry with focus on Medical Technology, June 19 – 23, 2023

On June 19, within the business initiation program for SMEs of the German Federal Ministry of Economy and Climate Protection (BMWK), the AHK Vietnam has kicked off the seminar: ‘Business Initiation Vietnam for German Suppliers and Service Providers from the Health Care Industry with focus on Medical Technology.’

Representative from AHK Vietnam, Mr. Björn Koslowski, Deputy Chief Representative, had a welcome section and presented an overview of the current situation and trends of the Healthcare and Medical Equipment industry in Vietnam. The program continued with leading product introduction and thematic presentations as week as in-depth sharing from experts in healthcare.

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Long An: AHK Vietnam Visited GB Steel Factory, June 21, 2023

On June 21, Marko Walde, Chief Representative of AHK in Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos had a visit to GB Steel (Global Benjamin Steel Co., Ltd). The company specializes in providing comprehensive solutions for Pre-engineered Steel Buildings and Steel Structures.

GB Steel’s factory is located in Long An Province and is equipped with modern machinery. It also applies an integrated production system and a focus on continuous improvement to ensure the highest product quality to customers.
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Hanoi: National Trade Conference: Connecting the Suppliers in the North of Vietnam, June 16, 2023

On 16 June 2023, AHK Vietnam had the pleasure to contribute to the trade conference hosted by the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (VIETRADE – MOIT) as well as encounter multiple leading enterprises in the import and export industry. This event focused on connecting suppliers with distributors, exporters, and trade promotion organizations in 2023.

Ms. Huyen Nhu Lanh, Project Coordinator for Sustainable and Climate Resilient Supply Chains in Vietnam, AHK Vietnam, took part in the panel discussion with the topic “Promoting local product to distribution systems in foreign markets.”

For more photos of this event, kindly visit here>>>

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HCMC: Visit from AMFORI to AHK Vietnam, June 7, 2023

On June 7, AHK Vietnam – HCMC Office has welcomed a warm visit from AMFORI, an international Business Social Compliance Initiative. In the meeting with AMFORI representatives, we had the opportunity to discuss further collaborations aiming at assisting companies to comply The Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG), as well as challenges of introducing grievance mechanism in Vietnam.

AHK Vietnam is committed to promoting sustainable and socially responsible practices in the Vietnamese business community. For more information about our Sustainability Consulting services, kindly contact our expert: Ms. Lanh Huyen Nhu | E-Mail: lanh.nhu@vietnam.ahk.de 

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HCMC: AHK Vietnam & GBA Vietnam Meeting with CTCVN, June 6, 2023

AHK Vietnam & GBA Vietnam were delighted to welcome the guests from The Council of Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce in Vietnam (CTCVN) to our house for a warm and insightful discussion.

Throughout the meeting, the possibility of business cooperation and upcoming initiatives to enhance the collaboration between the Taiwanese and German communities were addressed as well as discussed enthusiastically.

We are strongly confident of the longstanding and fruitful connection between Taiwan – Germany and look forward to fostering our partnership further in the near future!

HCMC: Visit to Pepperl+Fuchs from AHK Vietnam and Myanmar Team, June 1, 2023

On 01 June, AHK Team including representatives from AHK Vietnam and our team from Myanmar were warmly welcomed by Pepperl+Fuchs Vietnam at their house.

The tour showed us the company facilities such as the factory area as well as office spaces. We also had interesting discussions with Mr. Hong Han Thanh, the General Director, and other experts from the company.

For more photos of this company tour, kindly visit here>>>

Representative of GBA Business Challenge is honoured to be part of the jury of the Young Innovation 2023

HCMC, 3 June – Ms. Anna Tran, sector committee member of the GBA Business Challenge was honoured to be one of the jury members for the final round of the start-up competition “Young Innovator 2023” initiated by University of Economics and Finance (UEF).

With the desire of continuing to empower the young Vietnamese startup community, the German Business Association has officially launched the Season IV of the GBA Business Challenge for any young local talents who are passionate about business and about to start realizing business ideas that they have been planning for a long time. 

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GBA Monthly Business Meeting | Investment Trends and China+1

HCMC, 5 June 2023 – The GBA Monthly Business Meeting in June took place successfully at Lotte Hotel Saigon with 90 participants in person and virtually. Mr. Marko Walde, Chief Representative of AHK Vietnam/ GBA Vice-Chairman chaired the meeting together with three keynote speakers. The whole session was covered with a holistic sketch about the investment trends in light of China+1 strategy and the best practice of extension investment in Vietnam. 

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Meeting between the German Business Association & the Da Nang Investment Promotion Agency

HCMC, 8 June 2023, GBA Co-Chairman Mr. Elmar Dutt and GBA Vice-Chairman Mr. Marko Walde had the pleasure to welcome the Director of Danang Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) Mrs. Huynh Lien Phuong and her delegation to GBA Office at Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City. During the meeting, representatives from both parties expressed a willingness to strengthen our cooperation in the future to promote trade and investment in Central Vietnam.

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GBA Members For Members Workshop | Insights into The German and Schengen Visa Process & Updates on Immigration & Visa into Vietnam

HCMC, 8 June – The German Business Association (GBA) in collaboration with the German Embassy in Ho Chi Minh City organized an informative workshop at Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City with over 70 participants in person and virtually. The whole session was covered with the latest immigration & visa regulations into Vietnam as well as featured insights into the German and Schengen visa process. The insightful presentations from our speakers provided statistics and information that generated thought-provoking and lively Q&A discussion among our participants.

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GBA New Member Onboarding | June 2023

Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City, 21 June – We thank our new members for joining the GBA onboarding meeting this morning. During the session, GBA Co-Chairman Mr. Elmar Dutt and Board member Mr. Jan-Christian Koldehoff delivered an introduction about the German Business Association’s missions, visions, and key activities in Vietnam, along with a focused topic on how to maximize the benefits of GBA and the dual EuroCham’s membership. 

If you are interested in joining a supportive and friendly German business community in Vietnam, we would love to hear from you. You can reach us by email at mai@gba-vietnam.org to find out more details.

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Joint Networking Event: DeutschenTreff in HCMC | June 2023

HCMC, 21 June – GBA in collaboration with AHK Vietnam and CTCVN - Council of Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam successfully held a joint networking event "DeutschenTreff" at The Long @ Times Square. It attracted approximately 120 members and friends from the German and Taiwanese business community for a very enjoyable evening. We hope to bring you a great time while developing new connections and meeting the right names for your business. Thank you and see you in our upcoming DeutschenTreff on 19 July 2023.

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Danang Meets Europe - The Third Successful Touchdown to the Central Vietnam

Danang, 23 June – GBA in collaboration with EuroCham Vietnam, Beluxcham Vietnam, CEEC Vietnam, ICham and SCCV held the third networking event for its members and business community in the Central of Vietnam.The GBA Co-Chairmen Mr. Elmar Dutt, Vice-Chairman Mr. Marko Walde and GBA Board members Mr. Andre de Jong, together with approximately 60 members and friends made a lively and fun networking session.

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GBA Corporate Partners’ Mid-Year Cocktail Reception

HCMC, 29 June – German Business Association – GBA hosted the mid-year cocktail reception for our 2023 Corporate Partners with the presence of GBA Chairman, Vice Chairman together with Board members at The Distillers Library. A great thanks to our twelve Corporate Partners for engaging in such fruitful, constructive and open exchanges for the 2023 activities in review. 

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GIC/AHK Vietnam 
Ms Trang Dao
PRs and Government Affairs
Email: trang.daothu@vietnam.ahk.de  
Tel: +84 (24) 3936 1897

GBA Vietnam
Ms Anna Tran Duyen
Marketing and Communication Manager
Email: anna@gba-vietnam.org 
Tel: +84 (28) 3823 9772
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Ms. Nguyen Thuy Dung
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