On November 4th 2016, Dr. Nguyen Bao Thoa, director of “Promoting fair trade in Vietnam” project together with a number of Vietnamese agricultural companies including Friesland Campina, Vinmart, Fresh Studio, and Gideon-De Heur Asia have met and exchanged with the Honorable Phil Hogan, the Commissioner of EU for Agriculture.
Participated in the meeting, there was also the Ambassador of EU delegation in Vietnam, the Honorable Bruno Angelet, and First counselor, Ms. Miriam Garcia Ferrer and other members of the delegation.
The commissioner was very interested in Vietnamese fair trade products, and good agricultural practice in household size and in industrial size. The commissioner as well as members of the delegation showed interest in the process to register for fair trade certification and the connection of fair trade with Organic as well as the development of Organic and fair trade in Vietnam. At the meeting, members also discussed the development of Organic labels as well as organic agriculture in Vietnam.