The Mongolian Delegation led by Mr. D. Davaasuren, State Secretary of MFA visited the Socialist Republic of Vietnam from 13-18 May 2018. The main purpose was to study the experience of Vietnam on their establishment of a Free Trade Agreement with the Eurasian Economic Commission. In addition, during the trip discussions were held on the possibilities of Mongolian meat and meat products to be exported to Vietnam.
The Delegation team was involved the representatives from MFA, MOFALI, GASI and Customs.
During the mission, Mr. D. Davaasuren, State Secretary of MFA was welcomed by the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, Vice Minister of Industry and Trade of Vietnam and Team Leader of the National Committee for Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and exchanged views on possibilities to increase the trade turnover and economic cooperation between Mongolia and Vietnam. The members of the FTA National Council of Vietnam shared their valuable experience on how to implement successfully FTAs in Vietnam, their economic benefit to overall economic growth in the country and their experiences and activities related to tariff preferences and the product standard and regulations system of Vietnam. The economy of Vietnam has grow fast in the last few years and Vietnam is the first country from Southeast Asia which could conclude a Free Trade Agreement with Eurasian Economic Commission which is a customs union of Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and Belarus with 182.7 million customers and a combined GDP of USD2.2 billion.
Furthermore, the delegates were welcomed by the Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam and mutually agreed to exchange the risk assessment working group members on inspection of meat/meat products in August or September as accordingly specified in the protocol of the Mongolia-Vietnam 16th Inter Governmental Commission Meeting. The Mongolian officials visited chicken meat processing enterprises.
Mr. D. Davaasuren, State Secretary of MFA held a meeting with the Chairman of People’s Council of Hai Phong city and authorities from the Customs Agency and was introduced to the operation of Hai Phong international port and the container terminal for deeply frozen meat and meat products.
The visit was supported by the European Union funded project – Trade Related Assistance for Mongolia in corporation with the Embassy of Mongolia in Hanoi, Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam.