EENI Global Business School
Business in Vietnam, Saigon

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Vietnam. Saigon

  1. Introduction to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  2. Doing Business in Saigon
  3. Vietnamese Economy
    1. Doi Moi Reform
  4. International Trade (Import, Export) of Vietnam
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Vietnam
  6. Case Study:
    1. Mobilfone
    2. Zamil Steel
  7. Access to the Vietnamese market
  8. Business Plan for Vietnam

The objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Vietnamese Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  3. To explore the Vietnamese trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Vietnamese Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Vietnamese companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Vietnamese market

Sample - Doing Business in Vietnam:
Vietnam Steel (Course Master)

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Vietnam” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Masters: Business in Asia, International Business, Foreign Trade
  2. Doctorates: Asian Business, World Trade
  3. Courses: Business in Southeast Asia, Taoism, Confucianism & Business

Online Students, Master in International Business and Foreign Trade

Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to the Vietnam, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Vietnamese students.

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English (or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Vietnam Study, Master in International Business in French Vietnam)

EENI Global Business School in Vietnamese language: Thạc sĩ kinh doanh quốc tế xa

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Vietnam”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks




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Description (Doing Business in Vietnam).

East-West Economic Corridor (Myanmar-Thailand-Laos-Vietnam)

Vietnamese Market Access and Trade Agreements:

  1. Vietnam and the Buddhist Economic Area
  2. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
    1. ASEAN Free-Trade Area
    2. ASEAN Economic Community
    3. Vietnam has Free Trade Agreements (as ASEAN Member) with Australia-New Zealand, Canada, China, India, European Union, Japan, Korea, Russia, the United States, Pakistan
    4. Mekong River Commission (MRC)
  3. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  4. Regional Comprehensive Economic Association (RCEP)
  5. Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
  6. Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS)
  7. Laos-Vietnam Trade Agreement
  8. United Kingdom-Vietnam Free Trade and Economic Integration Agreement
  9. European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  10. Japan-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  11. Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  12. Russia-Vietnam Customs Union
  13. South Korea-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  14. Chile-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement
  15. Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)
  16. Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP)

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam

Pan-Beibu Gulf Economic Zone, China, ASEAN, Brunei Philippines Indonesia

Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS): Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam

  1. Vietnamese Population: 91.7 million people
  2. Capital of Vietnam: Hanoi
  3. Largest Vietnamese city: Ho Chi Minh City
  4. Official language of Vietnam: Vietnamese
  5. Main ethnic group of Vietnam: Kinh (86%)
  6. Type of Government: One-party Socialist state
  7. Independence of Vietnam: 1945 (from France)
  8. Vietnamese Area: 332,698 square kilometres
  9. Borders of Vietnam: China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines

Main religion in Vietnam: Mahayana Buddhism (80% of the total Vietnamese population).

  1. 8 million Vietnamese are followers of Cao Dai
  2. Confucianism and Taoism influence
  3. Catholicism: 6 million people
  4. Vietnam has not an official religion

Vietnam belongs to the Buddhist / Sinic Civilisation.

Foreign Trade and Business in Vietnam

Vietnamese Economy.

  1. Vietnam will be the 21st largest economy in the World by 2025
  2. Vietnam is a Frontier Market
  3. Today, Vietnam is considered to be the less attractive market of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-4 and China
  4. The gross domestic product of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is only 3% of the People's Republic of China, 24% of Thailand, 29% of Indonesia, 38% of Malaysia or 42% of the Philippines
  5. In 1986, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam set up the “Doi Moi reform policy.” Thenceforth, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has seen spectacular modifications
  6. The old centrally-planned economy of Vietnam was replaced by the new socialist-oriented market economy
  7. The Vietnamese economy is based on a multi-sector model based on a market mechanism and state regulations
  8. Economy of Vietnam is 50% free (Heritage Foundation)
  9. Nominal Vietnamese GDP: 138 billion USD
    1. Agriculture: 19% of the GDP
    2. Industry: 38%
    3. Services: 42%
  10. Inflation (CPI) of Vietnam: 1.86%
  11. Vietnamese Currency: Dong (VND)

In 1993 was created Vietnam Mobile Telecom services Company is a a state-owned company under Vietnam Posts and telecommunications corporation. Vietnam Mobile Telecom has become the first mobile telephony services provider in the brand name MobiFone, marking the beginning momentum of the mobile telephony industry in Vietnam.

In 1997 was created Zamil Steel Vietnam Co., Ltd to design, manufacture and supply top quality pre-engineered steel buildings for use as factory buildings, warehouses, workshops, distribution centres...

Vietnam Customs

Vietnamese Foreign Trade.

  1. Top Vietnamese exports products are crude oil, textiles, footwear, fisheries products, and electronics products
  2. Largest Export Markets of Vietnam are the United States, Japan, China, Australia, and Singapore
  3. Main imports of Vietnam are machinery, refined petroleum, steel, and material for the textile industry
  4. Top Vietnamese import sources are China, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Malaysia
  5. Saigon Port (port system of Vietnam Maritime sector) is the largest foreign trade port of Vietnam

Nanning (China)-Singapore Economic Corridor, Road Transportation Course

Vietnamese language

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC. Trade and Investment Liberalisation. Bogor Goals

Mekong River Commission: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Greater Mekong Subregion (Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar...)

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

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