Rödl & Partner: Special Issue on EVFTA

Our GBA Corporate Partner Rödl & Partner issued a special Newsletter to update you on the latest status regarding the EVFTA.


We are Back: Our GBA Events in June

After a long time of Social Distancing and Virtual Events only we are happy to invite you to our Physical Events in June! Have a look!


[Member Information]: Introduction of the regular GBA Webinar Schedule

If you have an idea or a topic you would like to be featured in the Webinar format, please also propose to us – we will then reach out for suitable speakers!


GBA Article in Journal of Entrepreneurial Culture

The Journal of Entrepreneurial Culture (Van Hóa Doanh Nhân) published the German Business Association's perspective on German Investments and further growth with EVFTA.


Interview with VTV4 on “The situation of German Companies in times of COVID-19”

The Vietnamese Broadcaster VTV4 has invited the GBA to be featured in a story on Vietnam's capability to recover its economy after the Covid-19 pandemic ends. Therefore, our Chairman, Mr. Erik Petermoeller was interviewed on the perspectives followi


Vietnam – COVID-19 Alert for Employers

Renumeration, Termination, Rights of Employers – What you must know Guide by GBA Board Member Dr. Oliver Massmann, Attorney at Law, approved also under Vietnamese law, who is contributing his legal advice voluntarily to the GBA since 1999, servi


GBA takes on Social Distancing: All Events postponed

Due to the unstable COVID-19 situation, we have decided to postpone our upcoming Events until further notice. We regret that we cannot predict when we can continue with our Event schedule, but we will inform you as soon as the situation allows us to


GBA Member Information on COVID-19

With regards of the situation we currently face with the COVID-19 or Corona Virus, first, we are hoping you, your employees and your families are safe and healthy


CORPORATE PARTNER: Deutsche Bank invests to support Vietnam cross-border trade

Given the situation with COVID-19, Deutsche Bank is taking active steps to protect staff and clients and ensure continuity of operations across all businesses. The bank’s priority is to protect employees, clients and to ensure the continuity of busi


Announcement of New Chairman and Board of Management for year 2020

On Monday, 10th of January, the new GBA Board elected Mr. Erik Petermoeller (Mercedes Benz) to be the new Chairman of the GBA in 2020. Ms Anlee Do (Lufthansa) will serve as Vice Chairwoman in Ho Chi Minh City, while Mr. Torben Minko remains Vice Chai


Stellenausschreibung Generalkonsulat HCMC: ÜbersetzerIn in Teilzeit (20 Stunden/Woche)

Liebe Mitglieder und Freunde, das Generalkonsulat in Ho Chi Minh City sucht ab sofort eine qualifizierte Kraft fuer Uebersetzungen Vietnamesisch/Deutsch. Das Gesuch richtet sich vorzugsweise an vietnamesische Staatsangehoerige, kann aber gerne


Information on the Coronavirus

Help to prevent the Coronavirus from spreading and learn more about the instructions of the WHO


Corporate Partner: Festo Southeast Asia holds its first press conference in Vietnam in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City

On 28 November 2019, the German supplier of automation technology and technical education held a press conference for the first time in Vietnam to raise brand awareness and engage the Vietnamese media. Management representatives from Festo shared ins


New GBA Member: Welcome Kjellberg Finsterwalde

The German Business Asscociation welcomes Kjellberg Finsterwalde as a new Member. Mr Enrico Hein, Chief Representative China & South East Asia and Ms Ngoc Moi Le, Representative took received their official Membership certificate from GBA Chairman Mr


Goodbye and thank you to Ms Hoa!

GBA and GIC would like to say goodbye and thank you to a longstanding GBA member (since 2009) and supporter of the German business community in Vietnam, Ms Lam Viet Hoa, Country Manager Passenger Sales of Lufthansa. Ms Hoa has been the first employee


GBA Member Swiss Post Solutions Vietnam double wins Stevie Award 2019

– Swiss Post Solutions Vietnam honorably won two Silver awards in Stevie Awards series 2019: one for the category of “Company of the Year” at the 16th Annual International Business Awards® (IBA) and one for the category of “Employer of the Year” in t


GBA Member B.Braun Vietnam awarded at EuroCham Business Awards

Congratulations to Managing Director and GBA Board Member Torben Minko and his colleagues!


Guide to Cambodia for German companies

Learn more about Cambodia as a growing market in the pamphlet “Neue Märkte, neue Chancen” (German), edited and published by the German Business Group Cambodia (ADW), GIZ and GTAI, a guide to Cambodia for German Investors.


Herzlich Willkommen, new colleague!

Herzlich Willkommen, new colleague! Welcome to Julia Goeb from Cologne, Germany, our new Marketing & Communications Manager. She is very happy to be back in Ho Chi Minh City and finally makes our team complete again!


Ebook: Deutsch In Vietnam

For Germans, Austrians and Swiss who have just arrived in Vietnam to live and work here for a few years. As a rule, they are looking for contacts with compatriots who have been in the country for some time and therefore have experience that newcomers


GBA Chairman attended the 74th Anniversary of the National Day of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (2/9/1945 - 2/9/2019)

On 29 August 2019, the chairman of the GBA Mr Thomas Debelic attended the 74th Anniversary of the National Day of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (2/9/1945 - 2/9/2019), celebrated by the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee - People's Council - People'


Ho Chi Minh City, Press Conference of the GBA-Paulaner Oktoberfest 2019 at Hotel Nikko Saigon

The Press Conference of the GBA-Paulaner Oktoberfest 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City was organized at Hotel Nikko Saigon on 29 August, 2019. We were happy to welcome the partners, sponsors and more than 55 reporters to the Press Conference.


GBA Vietnam and GIC/AHK Vietnam welcomed Dr Guido Hildner, the new Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Vietnam

GBA Vietnam and GIC/AHK Vietnam welcomed Dr Guido Hildner, the new Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Vietnam in GIC/AHK Hanoi office. The very first meeting between the new Ambassador and representatives of German businesses in Vietnam


German investors of Deutsches Haus meet the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc to kick-start a new wave of German investments

On Tuesday, 6th of August 2019 Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception for Horst Geicke, Chairman of the Deutsches Haus & for Horst Pudwill, Chairman of Techtronic Industries (TTI) and Co-Chairman of Deutsches Haus.



The Austrian Embassy - Commercial Section Ho Chi Minh City (ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Ho Chi Minh City) is seeking a qualified Office Manager and Assistant to the Commercial Counsellor for full-time employment (40 hrs/week) starting from September 2019. Germ


[Corporate Partner’s News] Legal update from Rödl & Partner Vietnam Legal Ltd. - Issue: June 2019

Many foreign investors who specialize in commercial manufacturing to export and trade overseas, without consumption in the local market, intend to exercise their business activities under the Export-Processing Enterprise (EPE) model to enjoy tax ince


Stellenausschreibung der Botschaft Hanoi: Sachbearbeiter/in für den Bereich Arbeits- und Sozialpolitik

Die Botschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Hanoi sucht zum 01.10.2019 oder früher eine(n) vietnamesischen Sachbearbeiter/in (Vollzeitstelle) für den Bereich Arbeits- und Sozialpolitik


Advertising on AHK Vietnam Publication 2019

The GIC/AHK Vietnam annual information booklet informs on Vietnam’s current economic development, business environment and investment climate here. Thereby, German companies achieve an overview of Vietnam and the region ASEAN in order to meet their r


[Corporate Partner’s News] Festo Southeast Asia wins Industrial Automation Case Study of the Year at the SBR Asian Business Case Studies Awards 2019

Festo Southeast Asia has won the “Asian Business Case Study Award 2019” from Singapore Business Review for the outstanding work with VinFast, as the sole recipient in the Industrial Automation category. Vietnam’s first volume automotive manufacturer,


HCMC, Visit booths of GBA Members at MTA Vietnam

Today, 02 July 2019, the GBA office team attended the MTA Vietnam - the international trade show for Precision Engineering, Machine tools and Metalworking in Vietnam - to visit booths of German companies. We meet our member Ms Bong Lam, and her team


Vietnam continues to be an attractive destination of investment for German business

According to the result of AHK WORLD BUSINESS OUTLOOK SURVEY 2019, German businesses in Vietnam maintain positive view with the economic expectation as well as with their situation in Vietnam and they look forward to a bright 2019 and 2020. German in


Vietnam, EU sign agreements on free trade, investment protection

Hanoi – Viet Nam and the European Union on June 30 officially signed the agreements on bilateral free trade and investment protection.


Farewell to Linh!

Today is the last working day of Ms Nguyen Ho Tong Khanh Linh. Ms Linh has been with us for five years and is looking for new challenges outside the German Business community.


Hai Phong, Meet-and-greet with GBA Members & Opening Ceremony of VinFast’s automobile manufacturing plant

On 14 Jun 2019, GBA Chairman Thomas Debelic & Board Member Alexander Goetz attended the Opening Ceremony of VinFast’s automobile manufacturing plant.


[Corporate Partner’s News] Mercedes-Benz to broaden Vietnam golf community

HCMC - On 08/06/2019, more than 220 golfers gathered at Tan Son Nhat Golf Course in order to participate in MercedesTrophy Vietnam Final 2019. It is the 17th time that this prestigious tournament has been organized by Mercedes-Benz Vietnam (MBV).


EuroCham Welcomes new Executive Director: Mr. Oliver Regner

Our partner EuroCham is pleased to announce the appointment of their new Executive Director: Mr Oliver Regner. As a commercial lawyer with degrees from the universities of Trier and Cardiff, and holding a pre-degree in business administration, Ol


Oktoberfest Signing Ceremony

The GBA and Hotel Nikko Saigon enter into an cooperation agreement for the GBA Oktoberfest Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City in 2019


Meet & Greet - FNF Summer Reception 2019

On Thursday, 16 May 2019, GBA Chairman – Mr Thomas Debelic attended the event “Meet & Greet – FNF Summer Reception” in Hanoi, together with distinguished guests from German and Vietnamese Economic Institutions, Business Associations and Alumni


GBA Table Tennis Tournament 2019 - Thank you for joining with us

Dear Players, GBA Members and Friends, The GBA Table Tennis Tournament 2019 attracted around 100 players. After the little chaos due to the immense logistical effort was managed, we believe we all had a good time and a fun day!


[Corporate Partner’s News] New plant in Vietnam: Schaeffler invests 45 million euros

On Thursday, 9 May, 2019. Schaeffler celebrated the opening of its new plant in Bien Hoa, Vietnam. The automotive and industrial supplier invested over 45 million euros in the construction of this new production plant.


[Corporate Partner’s News] Mercedes-Benz Vietnam continues to be No.1 Vietnam best place to work in the automotive industry

HCMC – According to Vietnam Best Places to Work 2018 survey which was released by Anphabe HR community network on 27th March 2019, Mercedes-Benz Vietnam (MBV) continues to be No.1 Vietnam best place to work in the Automotive/Components segment and to


A warm welcome to the Mayor of Frankfurt am Main, Mr Peter Feldmann

On Tuesday, 2 April 2019, we had the honor to welcome Mayor of Frankfurt am Main, Mr Peter Feldmann on the occasion of his visit to the Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City. He was welcomed by H.E Andreas Siegel – German Consul General, Mr Horst Geicke –


Business Roundtable in Ho Chi Minh City, March 26, 2019

During the official visit of German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, Mr. Peter Altmaier and the visit of Dr. Martin Wansleben, Chief Executive of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), the German Industry


Meeting with Partners from Europe 2019

On Monday, March 04th, 2019 in Hanoi, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam (MoIT) has organized the “Meeting with Partners from Europe 2019”. Vice-Chairman of the German Business Association, Mr Torben Minko attended this meeting together wi


Bekanntmachung für Deutsche zur Wahl zum Europäischen Parlament

Am 26. Mai 2019 findet die Wahl der Abgeordneten des Europäischen Parlaments aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland statt. Deutsche, die außerhalb der Bundesrepublik Deutschland leben und im Bundesgebiet keine Wohnung mehr innehaben, können bei Vorliegen


Schengen visa applications by VFS Global

VFS Global has been appointed as the outsourced partner by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Hanoi and by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ho Chi Minh City.


Visa exemption for German citizens until June 30, 2021

The Vietnamese Government has decided yesterday, 03rd May, to extend visa exemptions by an additional year for tourists from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Spain until 01st August 2021.


GBA Membership Fee is now Tax-Deductible

Ho Chi Minh City Tax Department has confirmed to EuroCham the membership fee is deductible


Vietnam applies extensive area code change (Area code 28 for HCMC & 24 for Hanoi from 17 June 2017)

Area code changes in Ho Chi Minh City (28), Hanoi (24), Dong Nai (251), Binh Duong (274), and a number of other provinces will take place on this Saturday, 17 June 2017. The new area codes will be applied for 59 cities and provinces in three stage


Vietnam to grant e-visas to citizens of 40 countries, including GERMANY starting Feb 1, 2017

According to Decree 07/2017-N?-CP, 25 Jan 2017, procedures for applying and payment will be done online. It will take 3 days to process applications for an e-visa valid for 30 days.


GBA 20 Year Anniversary Celebration

The GBA has definitely been one of the most proactive business-associations for its members for the last 20 years. With now 192 corporate and individual members we have a stable and loyal community of members in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and other prov


GBA and AHK/GIC signed a MoU with the MoIT and the VCCI in Berlin enhancing the relationship and strategic cooperation. This MoU also serves as the next step to establish the bilateral German-Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce.

Information on the Coronavirus

latest, since the Vietnamese Government has classified the Coronavirus infection a "class A infectious disease of global emergency" and shut the schools for the whole week after the Tet holidays, most of us face the effects of the disease nor only in

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