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20.01.2017

[Press Release]The German Business Association announces their new 2017 Board of Management. Chairman Jens Ruebbert is reelected for the third term.

More than 93 members of the German Business Association (GBA) in both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi attended the Annual General Meeting (AGM), taken place last January, 2017

01.07.2016

Visa exemption for visitors from five countries extended

HÀ NỘI - The Vietnamese Government has decided to extend visa exemptions by an additional year for tourists from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

20.05.2016

Conference on Investment and Tourism promotion in Ninh Thuan province

With the desire to call for qualified and potential foreign investors to support the local socio-economic development and to promote local tourism, the People's Committee of Ninh Thuan province in collaboration with the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will hold a “Conference on Investment and Tourism promotion in Ninh Thuan province” on Saturday, June 18th, 2016.

20.05.2016

Conference on Investment and Tourism promotion in Thua Thien Hue province

With the desire to call for qualified and potential foreign investors to support the local socio-economic development and to promote local tourism, the People's Committee of Thua Thien - Hue province in collaboration with the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will hold a “Conference on Investment and Tourism promotion in Thua Thien Hue province” on Saturday, July 2nd, 2016.

16.05.2016

[Press Release] Meeting between Leaders of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and the German Business Association

On Monday, May 16th 2016, the German Business Association in Vietnam (GBA) held the “Meeting between Leaders of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee” where we welcomed H.E Vice Chairman Le Thanh Liem of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and Heads of Ho Chi Minh City Departments to a heart-to-heart Open Dialogue with more than 90 representatives from our German members corporations, associations and partners.

11.04.2016

Krisenvorsorge im Ausland - Registrierung in ELEFAND

Die Botschaft und das Generalkonsulat sind wichtige Ansprechpartner fuer unsere deutschen Mitbuerger in Vietnam. Um den Kontakt mit Ihnen zu halten, wurde das sog. System ELEFAND (Elektronische Erfassung von Auslandsdeutschen) entwickelt. Es dient hauptsaechlich als Instrument fuer die Kommunikation im Krisenfall.

17.02.2016

New Decree on Foreign Employees - Decree No. 11/2016/ND-CP

Foreigners with bachelor's degrees and at least three years of experience working in their respective fields are no longer required to obtain work permits in Vietnam, according to a decree approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, IF they work in Vietnam for less than 30 days and less than 90 days in total in a year (Decree No. 11/2016/ND-CP).

01.02.2016

[Press Release] EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement Now Available Online

The European Union today published the text of the Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Vietnam (EVFTA). The step follows the conclusion of the negotiating process in December.

29.01.2016

The German Business Association announces their new 2016 Board of Management. Chairman Jens Ruebbert is reelected for the second term.

Following the AGM’s election result, on January 28th, the GBA Board appointed in the first GBA Board Meeting the new Chairman for year 2016, Mr. Jens Ruebbert, who will continue his second term to serve the Board’s clear mandate that is in favor of the members’ benefits and the merger for the future bilateral German – Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce (AHK Vietnam).

17.12.2015

GBA Traditional Christmas Goose Dinner

Deputy Minister Dang Huy Dong from the Ministry of Investment and Planning attended GBA Traditional Christmas Goose Dinner in Hanoi

14.12.2015

FTAs entice German Investors

The association’s Chairman Jens Ruebbert spoke with VIR’s Thanh Van about the prospect of increasing German investment in Vietnam in light of the Eu-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, which are both expected to take effect in the next two years

10.12.2015

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 provinces in Vietnam

03.12.2015

The signing of an announcement on the official conclusion of negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement (EVFTA) between Viet Nam and EU.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker yesterday also witnessed the signing of an announcement on the official conclusion of negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement (EVFTA) between Viet Nam and EU

26.11.2015

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.

19.11.2015

Become a tenant at Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh Stadt: World class office space for your world class employees

On 24 October 2015, Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh Stadt celebrated the official groundbreaking and cornerstone laying ceremony on the construction site of Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh Stadt

27.10.2015

[VEN] “TalentBiz – German Job Fair 2015” offers hundreds of job opportunities for Vietnamese students

Jointly organized by the German Business Association, the Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam, Alumniportal Deutschland, and Trained in Germany, the “TALENTBIZ - German Job Fair 2015” took place on October 24th

10.10.2015

German companies see opportunities in Vietnam

In a talk with Vietnam Economic News’ Nguyen Huong, Jens Ruebbert, Chairman of the German Business Association (GBA) in Vietnam said, “More and more German companies see growth opportunities in many business sectors in Vietnam and would like to tap this potential.”

29.09.2015

[Tuoi Tre News] German business bodies sign MoU to boost trade, investment relations with Vietnamese locales

28 September 2015: The Department for Foreign Affairs of Provinces, on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, and GIC/AHK Vietnam and GBA have decided to establish this agreement in order to boost trade, investment relations with Vietnamese locales and to enhance the connectivity between German firms and 18 southern Vietnamese cities and provinces

17.09.2015

13th GCSM Industry Day – September 17th 2015 at Binh Duong Exhibition & Convention Center

The 13th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing 2015 (GCSM 2015, www.gcsm.eu) is the leading platform for innovation and knowledge exchange in industrial sustainability. From September 16th - 18th 2015 this event is organized by VGU at Binh Duong New City’s Convention Center. More than 200 participants from international universities, research institutes and industrial companies are expected to participate.

31.08.2015

VIETNAM - A SPOTLIGHT FOR GERMAN INVESTORS

Expressed by Mr. Jens Ruebbert, Chairman of German Business Association, in a talk with Vietnam Business Forum on the occasion of 40 years of Vietnam - Germany diplomatic ties

25.08.2015

Volker Kauder, a German CDU politician, a parliamentary group leader of the ruling CDU and Christian Social Union had a meeting with GIC/AHK Vietnam leader and GBA board members during his visit in HCMC on August 25th 2015, Vietnam

16.08.2015

Visa exemption for five European countries to Vietnam

H.E. Prime Minister Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung has signed the Decision on visa exemption for five European countries: Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the UK to Vietnam. Visitors from these countries are granted a maximum stay of 15 days in Vietnam. The regulation shall take effective from the 01st of July, 2015 for one year.

For more information please visit website of the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the Federal Republic of Germany

12.08.2015

The reform in tax and customs of Vietnam – an interview of Mr. Oliver Massmann on Vietnam Financial Times

Over the past year, we have seen significant efforts and progress made by the General Department of Customs in terms of improved regulations, more effective e-customs operations, and increased dialogue and consultation with the business community

29.05.2015

Vietnam - Germany Joint Chamber of Commerce to Be Set up Soon. GBA & GIC/AHK Vietnam meeting with Mr. Vu Tien Loc, Chairman of Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)

This is the common wish of both Vietnam and Germany expressed by Dr. Vu Tien Loc, President of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and Mr. Jens Ruebbert, President of the Germany Business Association in Vietnam, at their working meeting at VCCI Headquarters in Hanoi.

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