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Promote SMEs’ Innovation in Viet Nam Agriculture Sector

SNE accounted for 97.5% of total enterprises in Viet Nam, but only 1% in the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery sector. In the agriculture sector, SMEs’ innovation has an important role in various stages from inputs, production, post-harvest, processing and trading of agricultural products. In 2015, Viet Nam is one of the 14 outperforming economies among the middle-income group, one of the eight innovation achievers, and one of the 11 developing economies that are labelled “innovation outperformers”. Viet Nam also shared about their Government’s initiatives in promoting innovation and SME development, as well as about the five best practices SME innovation in the agriculture sector.

APEC Workshop on Promoting SMEs’ Participation in the Food Supply Chain (SME 07 2015A)

Workshop held in Ha Noi, Viet Nam on 26 – 27 May 2016. Structured in 5 sessions: (i) Overview of SMEs’ participation in the Regional Food Supply Chains; (ii) Impediments to SMEs’ participation in the regional food supply chain; (iii) Critical issues and support for SMEs’ participation in the Food Supply Chain; (iv) Experiences in promoting SMEs’ efficient participation in the Regional Food Supply Chain; and (v) Case Studies of SMEs’ participation in the food supply chain

APEC Workshop on Promoting SMEs’ Participation in the Food Supply Chain (SME 07 2015A)

Workshop held in Ha Noi, Viet Nam on 26 – 27 May 2016. Structured in 5 sessions: (i) Overview of SMEs’ participation in the Regional Food Supply Chains; (ii) Impediments to SMEs’ participation in the regional food supply chain; (iii) Critical issues and support for SMEs’ participation in the Food Supply Chain; (iv) Experiences in promoting SMEs’ efficient participation in the Regional Food Supply Chain; and (v) Case Studies of SMEs’ participation in the food supply chain

APEC Train-the-Trainer Training Course for Women SME Service Exporters

Vietnam’s Train-the-Trainer Training Course for Women SME Service Exporters would take place in June 2014 in Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam, aiming to equip women SME service providers with knowledge, skills and techniques to improve enterprises’ competitiveness and access to the global market, to network women SME service exporters, and develop recommendations for APEC to further build up women SME service exporters’ capacity to participate in the global service chain.

APEC Public-Private Dialogue on Addressing Impediments for SMEs and MEs in Accessing Trade Finance

Vietnam presented on its Public-Private Dialogue on Addressing Impediments for SMEs and MEs in Accessing Trade Finance. The objectives of the Dialogue were to exchange information on impediments that SMEs and MEs encountered in accessing trade finance; to develop a set of recommendations for SMEWG to tackle practical as well as potential impediments; and to continue and follow-up good cooperation and coordination among trade finance policy-makers, regulators and SMEs/MEs from previous conferences.

Business Training for Entrepreneurs in Vietnam: An Evaluation of the Sida-supported Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) project

From 1998 to 2004, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the International Labor Organization (ILO), with SEK 24.7 million financial support from Sida, implemented the Start and Improve Your Business Program (SIYB). The project consists of training programs in business start-up and business management skills for micro and small-scale business owners in basic business management.

UNIDO – Assistance to Industrial SMEs in Vietnam

The UNIDO project ‘Assistance to Industrial SMEs in Vietnam’ was developed in 1994 based on an assessment of the needs of SMEs and of constraints faced by Government and institutions to support SME development. It addressed a sub-set of problems facing SMEs, specifically: incomplete legal and regulatory framework, low general level of technology, unresponsiveness of training systems to meet SME needs, poorly developed enterprise linkages (subcontracting) and weak capacity to prepare business plans.

BDG Vietnam

BDG VIET NAM has been supporting the market entry of leading medium sized enterprises and corporations for over 10 years. Our team draws on a broad range of knowledge covering various sectors and hold an extensive contact network in Vietnam.

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Public-Private Dialogue on Facilitating SMEs Goods and Services Providers and Exporters to Better Integrate into Regional and International Markets

2015/SMEWG40/040
Agenda Item: 16.3
The dialogue was held from 21st to 22nd April in Da Nang city, Viet Nam. The dialogue discussed impediments and challenges that SMEs goods and service providers and exporters faced during their internationalization process. Then it made recommendations on future focused activities on SMEs internationalization and capacity building for APEC economies.