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The Sixth Japan-Viet Nam Policy Dialogue on Distribution and Logistics to be Held

On May 8 (Mon.), 2017, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), jointly with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, will hold the sixth Japan-Viet Nam Policy Dialogue on Distribution and Logistics (director-general level) at METI in Tokyo. At the meeting, both sides will aim to further develop the distribution field and enhance the cooperative relationship in the field between Japan and Viet Nam.

1. Background

In October 2011, aiming at further development of the distribution field and enhancing the cooperative relationship between Japan and Viet Nam, METI concluded the “Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on the Establishment of the Policy Dialogue on Distribution and Logistics” with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Viet Nam. In accordance with this memorandum, the first dialogue was held in December 2012, the second in November 2013, the third in September 2014, the fourth in March 2015, and the fifth in August 2016.

On May 8 (Mon.), 2017, METI will hold the sixth dialogue at METI in Tokyo. At the dialogue, participants will aim to further develop the distribution industry between Japan and Viet Nam and will discuss certain related issues, including both countries’ distribution policies, the promotion of exporting agricultural and other products, and regulations imposed by Viet Nam on foreign investment, a challenge that Japanese distribution business operators face when they expand their businesses into the country.

2. Outline of the dialogue

Date:
May 8 (Mon.), 2017; from 14:00 to 17:00
Venue:
METI
Participants:
Mr. Takayuki Sumita, Director-General for Commerce, Distribution and Industrial Safety Policy, METI, and others
Dr. Vo Van Quyen, Director-General of Domestic Market Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade of Viet Nam, and others

Release date

April 24, 2017

Division in Charge

Distribution and Logistics Policy Division, Commerce, Distribution and Industrial Safety Policy Group

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