Strengths in FDI Attraction of Vietnam

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Vietnam has many strong points in FDI attraction that foreign investors are very interested in. This has made Vietnam an attractive destination for investors to set up company in Vietnam.

Firstly, the stable security and political situation is an important condition for deciding to set up long-term investment activities in Vietnam. Moreover, Vietnam has a favorable geographic position in trade with the world as well as a connection hub of the region and a gateway to penetrate economies in the western part of the Indochina Peninsula. Third, with a population of 92 million people, Viet Nam has the advantage of abundant and quality labor force with competitive labor costs. In addition, with 12 new generation free trade agreements and Vietnam’s entry into the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), it is a good opportunity for Vietnam to connect with Asean market with over 600 million population and also the world market.

The institution, law and transparency of Vietnam are gradually being completed associated with integration, not only enabling investors to be reassured for long-term operation, but also help enterprises to participate in the supply chain, global value chain in a convenient way.

The field that foreign investors consider as strength of Vietnam is the manufacturing, processing industry. Up to now, this sector has attracted the most foreign investors with 11,833 investment projects with total registered capital reached over 175 billion USD (accounting for 51.6% of the total number of projects and 58.9% of total registered capital in Vietnam). Such investment structure is evaluated positively and place strong impact on the development of Vietnam’s industries in line with the country’s industrialization and modernization policy.

In the coming time, Vietnam will continue to prioritize attracting investment projects in the fields of supporting industries, projects with advanced technology, environmentally friendly and efficient use of the resources, minerals, land; facilitate and strengthen the connection with domestic enterprises.

Over the past years, Vietnam’s business and investment environment has been constantly improving in  the open and transparent way, in line with international standards. In the context of Vietnam’s increasingly deep integration into the world economy, it will increase the attractiveness and competitiveness of Vietnam in attracting foreign investment, especially multinational corporations.

In addition, FDI enterprises have contributed to the socio-economic development of Vietnam. In recent years, the proportion of foreign investment in total investment always accounting for about 25%; contributing over 20% to GDP; contributing to the state budget and creates millions of jobs for employees.

Foreign investment capital continues to increase annually. From 2013 to now, the registered FDI capital is over 20 billion USD. Furthermore, the results of production, business, export, import and state budget contribution of FDI enterprises also achieved superior results.

In addition, the FDI sector has a spillover effect on other sectors of the economy; raising domestic investment resources, shifting economic structure, reforming state-owned enterprises and administrative procedures, improving market economy institutions and promoting international economic integration.

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