Visit to Vietnam’s Trade Office in the Netherlands

Thursday 14 October, Mr. Henk van Eijk and Ms. Mirjam Boekestijn visited Vietnam’s Trade Office in the Hague and had a meeting with the Trade Counselor, Ms. Vo Thi Ngoc Diep. Vietnam’s Trade Office aims to promote trade and investment cooperation between Vietnam and the Netherlands. Therefore, this Trade Office:

  • Provides first hand information on business environment and opportunities in Vietnam;
  • Match Vietnamese businesses with Dutch partners and vice versa; and
  • Organize buying and/or investment missions and customized business visits to Vietnam for Dutch companies.

KoKoFi, a Vietnamese member of NVHBP, has sent their products to the Trade Office for promotion; other members and Vietnamese companies are very welcome to share their products with the Trade Office.

Webinar DBAV – Exporting Agricultural Products to EU during Covid: Challenges and best practices

In the context that the Covid-19 epidemic has not shown any signs of abating, which is still a major barrier to the “new normal” among countries, Vietnam’s agricultural product export turnover this year still increased by 26.7 % over the same period in 2020. Currently, the EU is the fourth largest export market of Vietnamese agricultural products. The import tax exemption and reduction acommitted in the EVFTA are helping to increase the competitiveness of Vietnamese products compared to regional competitors.

Dutch Business Association Vietnam (DBAV) together with the Investment and Trade Promotion Center (ITPC), Science – Technology Development & Innovation Center (ISC), German Business Association Vietnam (GBA), French Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (CCIFV), Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (Icham), and Central and Eastern European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (CEEC) are hosting the webinar “Exporting Agricultural Products to EU during Covid: Challenges and best practices”

  • Date: Wednesday, October 13
  • Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM (GMT+7)
  • Platform: Zoom online
  • Language: Vietnamese

Our webinar is free of charge and set up to provide the venue for an open and interesting discussion, which clusters around your questions pertaining to the exporting/importing rules, quality rules. You are thus encouraged to share questions, thoughts, and opinions with us during the event, to enrich the discussion with your personal experiences in the field.

The event is honored to welcome:

  • Ms. Diep Vo, Head of Trade Office at the Embassy of the S.R. of Viet Nam in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Ms. Diep is also available for the Q&A session.
  • Mr. Joost Vrancken Peeters, Chairman of Netherlands-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce (NVCC)
  • Mr. Tran Phu Lu, Vice Director of the Investment and Trade Promotion Center (ITPC)

Guest speakers and their sharing topics:

1. Mr. Pham Hong Diep – Chairman at Shinec JSC and Owner at Nam Cau Kien Industrial Park

Shinec, with 20 years of age, is an experienced enterprise in the field of manufacturing and exporting many commodities, including Vietnamese Agricultural products to the European market. Mr. Diep will share about the export situation of Vietnamese agricultural products to the European market and the positive movements of industrial real estate to match the needs of the agricultural production/export industry.

2. Representative from LTP Import Export B.V.

LTP IMPORT EXPORT B.V. is one of the leading importers and suppliers of Asian – European Foods & Beverage having its headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. With many years of experience in Asian agricultural products, he/she will share his/her understanding of the market, potentials, and barriers to importing these products to Europe.

3. Mr. Long Hoang – Consult at New Amsterdam Consult

Together with Joost Vrancken Peeters LGGA law firm, Long will share about the legal issues when conducting business registration, importing into the Dutch market, in particular, the do’s and don’ts when participating in this market.

Long will also share a copy of the “Doing Business Guide in the Netherlands” for Vietnamese businesses attending the event. This is a publication written in Vietnamese that has just been compiled and released by LGGA recently.

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Melon – the Most-Awaited topic of the Year

🍈🍈 Melon

The series of webinars specializing in melon trees will be conducted by Rijk Zwaan at the Rijk Zwaan Vietnam fanpage in the upcoming days as follows::
🌱 Webinar 1 – 27/09/2021: Basic Melon Planting and Care Techniques on substrates

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🌱 Webinar 2 – 15/10/2021: Inthanon RZ, To bring the golden color of Tet reunion atmosphere to every Vienam family.

🌱 Webinar 3 – 12/11/2021: Strengthening and Revising techniques to grow Inthanon melon at the experimental garden of Rijk Zwaan

 

ONLINE WORKSHOP: “B.E.E.F TOMATO GROWING TECHNIQUES”

🍅🍅Are you growing beef tomatoes and want to learn how to grow and care for tomato plants to achieve high yields?

Join our webinar with Rijk Zwaan Vietnam to learn more about Rijk Zwaan’s growing techniques, care, and existing tomato varieties.

Online Trade Mission Vietnam – the Netherlands

On September 16, among 14 Dutch companies, NVHBP has joined the event organised by PUM, The Dutch Business Association Vietnam (DBAV) and The Science -Technology Development and Innovation Center (ISC) under the Department of Science and Technology of Hai Phong city, Vietnam.

Online Trade Mission is a business matchmaking event to high quality Dutch technology and export raw materials and agri products to the Netherlands, including:

  • Technology in agriculture, safe use of chemicals in agriculture, robotic harvesting and pest control
  • Recycling and renewable energy, saving energy
  • Introduce Vietnamese raw and processed agricultural products suitable to the European market.

Part I – The opening session

  • Introduce VIPs and delegates
  • Welcome speech of Director of Department of Science and Technology
  • Welcome speech of The Ambassador of The Netherlands in Vietnam
  • Speech of The President of MKB Netherlands
  • Speech of The Country Coordinator Vietnam (PUM)
  • Speech of The Executive Director of DBAV
  • Introduce about technology/ services/ products of Dutch companies
  • Typical video clips of Dutch companies

Part II – The matchmaking session

Around 80 requests of matchmaking sent to the organiser and 66 matching session have been arranged.

It was a very helpful activity to support Dutch and Vietnamese companies to get connected during the difficult period time of Covid. Parties expect further effective cooperation afterwards.

Vietnam Agriculture Digital Transformation International Forum 2021

Ha Noi, September 16th, NVHBP participated in the Virtual Conference of Vietnam Agriculture Digital Transformation International Forum 2021: Keeping up with market trends, ensuring the pivotal role of the economy during and after Covid-19 pandemic. A conference with speakers from all over the world including the Netherlands talking about the digital transformation in agriculture. Mr. Frans Lips, Senior Policy Officer of Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, was the speaker on behalf of the Netherlands. ‘’The Netherlands, a small country, but still one of the leaders in the agricultural sector. We need to create a sustainable way of producing our food for future generations. Circular agriculture will play a role in this as well as key  digital technologies such as big data, machine learning, autonomous growing. This all comes tother in precision farming. Important to note is that digital technology cannot fully replace, knowledge and experience will be an important element.’’

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY – UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY – VIETNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY HANOI HAS SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH NVHBP

On August 10, 2021, The Netherlands  Vietnam Horticulture Business Platform (NVHBP) and the Faculty of Agricultural Technology, University of Technology, Vietnam National University Hanoi (FAT.UET) have signed a MoU online.

At the ceremony, on the side of NVHBP, there were the presence of Mr. Henk van Eijk, Chairman, members of the Board of Directors, coordinators and some related members.

On the FAT.UET side, there were Professor Dr. Le Huy Ham, Dean of the Faculty and some members of the Faculty.

The Parties agreed to:

  • Using and effectively promoting the resources of FAT.UET and NVHBP to develop operations and improve the quality and efficiency of practical training, research and scientific applications of FAT.UET.
  • Encouraging and facilitating the implementation of applications and transfer of scientific and technological achievements and scientific and technical advances to improve the productivity, product quality and the competitiveness of NVHBP in Vietnam.

Details are:

  • Exchange of knowledge and experience on hi-tech agriculture through in-depth conferences and seminars.
  • Research cooperation and technology transformation, build and carry out research and development programs in the direction of enterprises’s requirements.
  • Cooperate in the field of human resource training in accordance with actual needs, organize the practice for students of the Faculty…

The cooperation agreement is valid for 5 years (2021-2026).

The two sides will certainly have more detailed exchanges on possible projects in the near future, ensuring that each party’s requirements are met and the capacity of each party is promoted.

ISC & NVHBP SIGNED A COOPERATION AGREEMENT

In July 2021, The Netherlands Vietnam Horticulture Business Platform (NVHBP) và The Science – Technology Development and Innovation Center (ISC) had signed a Cooperation Agreement for the period of 2020-2025.

NVHBP is a Dutch legal entity, established based on a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Department of Crop Production – Ministry of Agriculture Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam on April 10, 2019.

The Platform was established with the purpose of connecting the two governments, research institutes and companies and enterprises in the field of horticulture of the two countries, from seed production, cultivation, post-harvest management, processing, storing and distributing fresh flowers, ornamental plants, vegetables and fruits.

ISC was established under Decision No. 1025/QD-UBND dated April 20, 2020 of the City People’s Committee. Hai Phong on the basis of merging Hai Phong Technology Exchange with the Center for Application of Science and Technology Advancement.

The Center has the function of serving the state management of Hai Phong Department of Science and Technology in research, application, development of the science and technology market, and innovative start-ups; providing services and public non-business services in terms of research, application, deployment, technology transfer, development of science and technology markets, and promotion of innovative start-up ecosystems.

The parties agreed to:

  1. Cooperate in updating and exploiting the information and technology database system related to horticulture.
  2. Exhibit technological products of NVHBP’s members on the Online Technology and Equipment Exchange of ISC.
  3. Co-organize exhibition activities, consulting services, match making on horticultural technology and equipment ((https://hatex.vn/chao-ban/danh-muc/nong-nghiep-70.html)
  4. Organize training courses on agricultural science and technology. Organize visits, market survey, exchange experiences on agricultural science and technology, principles and methods of sustainable farming, renewable energy, circular economy, food safe and social responsibility.

PROGRAM TO PROMOTE AND INTRODUCE VIETNAMESE PRODUCTS AT THE VIETNAM TRADE OFFICE IN THE NETHERLANDS

In order to support Vietnamese businesses to approach and penetrate the Dutch market through promoting and introducing products at the Trade Office’s showroom, the showroom is equipped with projection screens, shelves for displaying documents, catalogs, sample products … to provide information of Vietnamese businesses to businesses and partners in the Netherlands.

Location: Showroom of the Vietnam Trade Office in the Netherlands.

Procedures: Businesses send sample products, catalogs, video clips to introduce businesses and products and services. The Embassy will support the display, promotion and introduction of products to Dutch businesses and partners, and do the online match making.

Exhibiting categories: Multi-sectors

Cost: Enterprises pay the cost of sending goods to the Trade Office.

Requirements:

  • Enterprises send catalogs, promotional videos and sample products to the Trade Office (details are below);
  • Catalog: in English, not more than 50 publications / 1 enterprise;
  • Video: maximum length 2 minutes / video;
  • Samples: with English labels and full instructions for use.

Registration link: https://bit.ly/3hhJ3jq

For more information, please contact:

Contact to send Catalog and product samples:

Ms. Phan Thi Nga, First Secretary, Trade Office

Embassy of S.R. of Vietnam in the Netherlands

Address: 261 Laan Van Nieuw Oost-Indie, 2593 BR, The Hague, Netherlands

Viber: +84975493988

Email: nl@moit.gov.vn; phangahd81@gmail.com

 

Shipping contact: Bee Logistics Company

Ms Huyen Annie +84 936 807 887 (Call / Whatsapp / Viber)

Email: annie.vnhph@beelogistics.com; :

Ms Phung Linda: +84 903 934 056 (Call / Whatsapp / Viber)

Email: linda.vnsgn@beelogistics.com;

Thien Dieu Flora, Sapa Hitech and KP Holland joined to bring Dutch Kalanchoe flowers to Vietnamese consumers

On June 7, 2021, the first batch of KP Holland’s Dutch Kalanchoe unrooted cuttings has arrived to Vietnam, and immediately brought to Sapa mountainous farm for cultivation. This is to ensure of the freshness of the delicate KP Holland’s product, and marks a good start for the cooperation among NVHBP’s members.

“Kalanchoe or Sống đời – Tree of Life is one of the ornamental plants with a beautiful shape, easy to grow and care for, so many people love to grow it indoors, both helping to beautify the space and have a positive meaning for Life.

Photo: Don Justino, Don Angelo, ­ Kalanchoe – KP Holland

The Kalanchoe has large and succulent leaves that rarely fall, so it is very suitable as an ornamental plant to put on the desk or in the house. Flowers of Life are beautiful and have many vibrant colors that will help your room become brighter and more harmonious.”

This is one in a serie of cooperation initiatives between Vietnamese horticulture companies with their respective Dutch partners under the operation of the Netherlands Vietnam Horticulture Business Platform (NVHBP), in order to promote the quality of domestic plant varieties, improve the competitiveness of companies in Vietnam, and expand the market for Dutch partners.