Swiss-Viet Officials Meet, Discuss Progress on FTA

The Swiss ambassador, Thomas Gass, met with National Assembly Chairman, Vuong Dinh Hue earlier this week ahead of the 52nd anniversary of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Vietnam later this year.

The two officials discussed bilateral trade and investment with progress on negotiations of a free trade agreement between Vietnam and Switzerland high on the agenda.

Vietnam and the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, and Switzerland) have been working on an agreement since 2012. With at least four rounds of official negotiations completed, an outcome is expected in the near future.

In this context, we take a quick look at what business relations currently look like between these two nations.

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