Webinar: Food Industry legal background and IPR Protection in Vietnam

09. September 2019, Webinar

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement was signed on June 30. Beyond lower customs duty rates, this deal will create easier market access for German food, drinks and agricultural products, food processing technology and know-how in Vietnam as well as new sourcing opportunities beyond Vietnam’s already strong export items coffee, pepper and seafood. In addition to a strong local consumer market of 97 million, Vietnam is also an ideal gateway to the emerging ASEAN region.

OAV in cooperation with SCHULZ NOACK BÄRWINKEL Rechtsanwälte PartmbB and the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam offer a webinar to support companies – especially producers, trading companies, importers and exporters - for a successful market entry in Vietnam. For this purpose we have chosen two topics for the webinar: “The legal framework of the Vietnamese food sector” and “Keys tips for IP protection when attending trade fairs in Vietnam”. The webinar will help you to understand the legal framework for exporting food products to the country, including import procedures for different food categories, food labelling requirements as well as food advertisement, and will also outline the administrative practice of the competent authorities in the area of food safety law and the legal consequences of violations.

Dr. Jörg-Michael Scheil is a German attorney-at-law with over 20 years experience in China and Vietnam, and he is licensed as foreign practicing lawyer in both countries. He regularly advises clients from the food sector. Recently, Behr’s Verlag in Hamburg published his book “Food labelling in China and Vietnam”.

Our second speaker, Ms Nora Bihari, Project Manager of the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk at the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam will elaborate on what companies should keep in mind when displaying their products at trade fairs in Vietnam in regard to IPR protection.

As a participant you will have the opportunity to take part in the discussion and ask questions to the two speakers directly.

OAV will conduct an in-depth, cross-industry market exploration trip from 19 to 26 November 2019, where participants will be able to network with Vietnamese companies and get to know key political decision-makers at ministerial and provincial level. More information on the upcoming delegation visit can be found here. Just shortly before OAV’s mission to Vietnam, from 13 to 16 November Vietnam Foodexpo will take place in Ho-Chi-Minh city with the Free State of Thuringia as this year’s Guest of Honor.