Provide opportunities for networking, internal information activities, and consultations and cooperation with industry associations, governments and international organizations to help improve health and safety in the food & beverage industry sector in Vietnam, as well as in the ASEAN region. A key area of interest for the Committee is to cooperate with other stakeholders in efforts that will help Vietnam’s internationalization and harmonization with the various regional (ASEAN, APEC, TPP) and global systems (WTO SPS, Codex Alimentarius) for food health and safety, to the benefit of Vietnamese farmers, agricultural companies and consumers.
Create a committee of 12 ~ 15 active members that participate regularly (monthly) in committee meetings and events and additional members that may participate less often but want to be kept informed of key developments and upcoming events/meetings.
Identify a few key issues in the committee’s area of responsibility from among issues such as: Transparency and Regulatory Coherence in Vietnam’s Laws and Regulations relating to F&B: track and seek opportunities for consultation with thought leaders and central and local government authorities in Vietnam on changes and implementation of laws and regulations such as: Food Safety Law, Water Resources Law, Tax Law (Excise Taxes, Customs Duties, etc.) Customs Law; Advertising Law, etc.
Reach out to other organizations in Vietnam and the region to align with existing frameworks for consultations, support, and technical cooperation, incorporating elements in Vietnam as well as elements in ASEAN, TPP, APEC, etc. that will help Vietnam internationalize and harmonize with standards and regulatory systems the food and beverage sector, to the benefit of Vietnam’s farmers, food and agriculture companies, and consumers.
Committee Chair: Cao Hoang Nam - Suntory Pepsico
Committee Vice-Chair: Le Tu Cam Ly - Coca-Cola Vietnam
Committee Vice-Chair: Bui Hong Minh - Suntory Pepsico
Board Liaison: Tran Ngoc Han (Russin & Vecchi); Vu Minh Ha (Baker & McKenzie)
Meetings and Events
24 April 2019 – Workshop with STAMEQ
AmCham Vietnam was honored to be part of a joint workshop with Directorate for Standards, Metrology & Quality, Ministry of Science & Technology (STAMEQ) on Draft of Circular on Guidelines for goods labels held on 24 April. AmCham’s Chairwoman Amanda Rasmussen gave opening remarks at the event, thanking the efforts of STAMEQ, AmCham’s Food & Beverage committee, and other business associations for the collaborative effort to clarify goods labeling regulations in Vietnam.
10 May 2019 – Workshop with STAMEQ
AmCham Vietnam enters into an important agreement for food and beverage quality standards with Vietnam Standards and Quality Institute, under Directorate for Standards, Metrology & Quality, Ministry of Science & Technology.
Today’s Memorandum of Understanding is part of AmCham Vietnam’s Mission to improve national standards and work with important partners such as VSQI and STAMEQ to advance quality standards of food and beverage goods for both the business community and consumers in Vietnam and export markets.
I/ Top Issues & Priorities:
1. Workshop to review Decree 15
2. Circular 50 (Water – Water source quality checking
The partners of Vietnam Foods and Beverages Working Group (VFBG), have voluntarily organized ourselves under the direction of VCCI and AmCham to work with key stakeholders to support development and integration of Vietnamese F&B industry.