12 universities participate in the Conference on the impact of the new generation of free trade agreements
Held this past morning of August 14, the Conference titled “Impact of the new generation of free trade agreements (FTA) on Vietnamese enterprises” was organized by Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HUTECH) in collaboration with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).

The conference takes place in an online format

The conference includes the participation of the university’s leadership, senior faculty members, and head of departments, including Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bui Xuan Lam - Vice President, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hoang Anh Tuan - Vice President, Dr. Bui Van The Vinh - Vice President, Dr. Le Dinh Luong - Head of Administration, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Phu Tu - Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration, Dr. Nguyen Thanh Duc - Dean of the Faculty of Law along with other members of the Faculty. 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hoang Anh Tuan

Dr. Bui Van The Vinh

Dr. Le Dinh Luong 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Phu Tu

Dr. Nguyen Thanh Duc

HUTECH university and faculty leaders attend the conference

 Also present at the conference was Mr. Nguyen Huu Nam - Vice Director of VCCI (Ho Chi Minh City branch) representing the conference’s co-organizer. Besides, there were representatives from sponsoring businesses, enterprises, and lecturers from law faculty at other universities.

Mr. Nguyen Huu Nam - Vice Director of VCCI (Ho Chi Minh City branch)

Mr. Do Huy Le - General Director of Nhan Kiet Manpower Supply Co., Ltd.

Sr. Lec. Dr. Vu Quang (Hanoi University of Science and Technology)

Co-organized by HUTECH Faculty of Law and VCCI, the conference has selected 31 discussions and reports from scholars, researchers, lecturers, and post-graduate students covering a wide range of topics related to potential obstacles and solutions in finalizing the existing legal framework in Vietnam, plans to attract foreign investments (e.g., FDI, FPI), impacts of FTA on the import-export activities and the supply sector, improve firm’s competitive advantage, etc.

Presentations from representatives of VCCI and participating enterprises

Among these, six discussions were selected to be presented at the conference, including “Positioning Vietnamese enterprises on the FTA map” by Mr. Nguyen Huu Nam - VCCI, “Protecting the interests of foreign investors through the commitments of Vietnam under EVIPA” by Dr. Luong Khai An, Esq. - Luong Khai An Law Office, “Dispute settlement mechanism between the State and investors within the framework of the EVFTA Agreement” by Ms. Nguyen Thi Thai Ha - HUTECH, “Impact of FTA on tax law” by Dr. Phan Phuong Nam - University of Law, “Impact of EVFTA Agreement and the need to improve the law on logistics services in Vietnam” by Ms. Vo Thi Thanh Linh - PhD student at Da Lat University, “Discussion on the role of trade union and worker representative organizations upon Vietnam joining the new generation of trade agreements” by Dr. Le Ngoc Thanh - HUTECH). 

Reports presented by lecturers from universities at the conference
Through the presented subject contents, feedbacks from expert reviews, and discussions among the reporters, peer reviewers, and conference participants, current issues, potential opportunities and challenges for Vietnamese enterprises ahead of the new generation of FTAs have been discussed in detail to arrive at relevant recommendations.

Reporters, expert reviewers, and conference participants engage in the discussion of the presented topics

Students also have the chance to participate in the discussion and ask questions
Recommendations coming out of the “Impact of the new generation of free trade agreements on Vietnamese enterprises” conference will provide an advantage and momentum for Vietnamese businesses when entering the international market. The conference is also an opportunity for Faculty of Law students at HUTECH to enhance their knowledge on the prospects and potential to apply their field of study.

By Office of External and Public Relations