British Columbia and Vietnam

B.C. and Vietnam maintain a stable economic relationship that is supported by the CPTPP. Vietnam possesses a growing population with a rising purchasing power and has shifted significantly towards a value-added economy. As a country with a prominent international trade presence, there are many opportunities for B.C. companies to seek new collaborations and partnerships in a variety of sectors.

Trade & Investment Highlights

  • International trade accounts for over 200% of Vietnam’s GDP and it is one of the most open to trade economies globally.
  • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Transpacific Partnership – the CPTPP supports B.C. exporters by eliminating tariffs on Canadian exports into Vietnam.
  • UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol – Vietnam pledged to net-zero emissions by 2050 at the COP26 Summit.
  • In the last two decades, Vietnam has undergone significant economic and social reform. Median household incomes have quadrupled, and extreme poverty has decreased from 50% to 2%.

Vietnam at a Glance

Monetary figures are in USD

Opportunity for Foreign Investors and B.C. Exporters

Vietnam Top Industries (2017-2021)

Key Market Landing Pages Infographic - Vietnam
Key Market Landing Pages Infographic - Vietnam
Key Market Landing Pages Infographic - Vietnam
Key Market Landing Pages Infographic - Vietnam

How We Help

  • Assist in commercial location identification and site selection.
  • Provide information on transportation infrastructure and logistics gateways.
  • Offer introductions to sector associations, industries and provide cluster insight.
  • Facilitate understanding and solutions for talent, skilled workforce and labour mobility
  • Facilitate engagement with professional advisors on legal, compliance and tax matters
  • Help navigating and offering referrals within government agencies on First Nations, business and regulatory processes.
  • Identify high potential investment opportunities and offer industry insight.
  • Introductions to sector associations and local industry contacts.
  • Introductions to companies seeking investments to expand.
  • Provide knowledge on local innovation hubs and connections to entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • Introductions to local venture capital networks.
  • Assist in navigating government export programs and financial supports.
  • Advice and coaching in international expansion and exporter development.
  • Support Team BC missions and trade events.
  • Match buyers and sellers in local and foreign markets.
  • Provide insight on trade agreements and barriers.
  • Introductions to trade representatives in foreign markets.
  • Market entry assistance in international markets.

Trade & Investment Offices

Ho Chi Minh City

The British Columbia trade and investment office for Vietnam is located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  The office provides B.C. companies with direct market access into Vietnam and other countries in the rapidly growing ASEAN economic region. 

Our experienced trade and investment professionals help export-ready companies network and capitalize on business opportunities in the region; we invite you to contact us to learn more.

Vietnam Office:
Consulate General of Canada
The Metropolitan, Suite 1002,
235 Dong Khoi Street, District 1,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries:

Rohan Belliappa - Trade and Investment BC
Rohan Belliappa
Managing Director, ASEAN
An Vuong - Trade and Investment BC
An Vuong
Senior Commercial Officer

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