European Trade Policy and Investment Support Project – EU-MUTRAP IV
The overall objective of EU-MUTRAP is to further Vietnam’s integration into the global, ASEAN and sub-regional trading systems and to enhance EU-Vietnam trade and investment relations, maximising the benefits of the country’s economic development, inclusive growth and poverty reduction.
More specifically to provide support to the Ministry of Industry and Trade in facilitating sustainable international trade and investment through improved capacity for policy making, policy consultation, and the negotiation and implementation of related commitments, particularly vis-à-vis the EU.
The specific results to be achieved are as follows:
R1: EU-Vietnam trade and investment relations are strengthened through enhanced dialogue and co-operation, and the negotiation and implementation of a future EU-Vietnam FTA;
R2: The institutional capacity for the negotiation and implementation of multilateral, regional and sub-regional trade commitments is strengthened;
R3: Investment policy frameworks are improved, with a particular focus on the environmental and social issues in trade and investment related policies and legislation;
R4: Improved access to information, regulations and market opportunities relative to Vietnam’s international trade and investment commitments; increased stakeholders participation in the trade and investment policy development process; and enhanced capacity among SMEs to comply with European market access requirements; and
R5: EU-VN dialogue in economic areas of the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation between the EU and its Member States, of the one part, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, of the other part (PCA) supported and flexible assistance provided to address important urgent trade issues.