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Sectors: Economy - Finances, SME Policy, Trade

Beneficiaries: Non-profit organisations

Regions: Asia, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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EU Member States
Vietnam
Developing countries

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Responsible: European Commission

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ARISE Plus – Promoting high quality exports from Vietnam to the EU – 2020
Funds for: maximising Vietnam’s benefits from preferential trade regimes with a focus on the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To increase exports of high quality products and services from Vietnam to the EU, with a focus on SME internationalisation and sustainable business practices
 
Priorities
* Lot 1: Promotion of environmentally and socially responsible practices among Vietnamese exporters;
* Lot 2: Internationalisation of Vietnamese SMEs 

Among financed actions
* Lot 1:  Promotion of environmentally and socially responsible practices among Vietnamese exporters
– Actions that promote improvements along the supply chain to meet standards as expected by EU markets
– Actions that promote the adoption of improved quality management systems for export-oriented industries
– Actions that promote the marketing of socially and/or environmentally responsible products by Vietnamese exporters

* Lot 2: Internationalisation of Vietnamese SMEs
– Actions that promote linkages between European owned FDI in Vietnam and local suppliers
– Actions that strengthen contacts between Vietnamese SMEs and European buyers/distributors for high quality products
– Upgrading market research capacity among Vietnamese SMEs exporting to the EU
– Actions to promote Vietnamese SMEs’ knowledge of rules of origin and capacity to comply with EVFTA requirements

Additional information
* This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In the first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated 

* Initial duration of the action: between 24 and 36 months 

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be a business association, an academic institution, a local authority, a Non-Governmental Organisation or an International Organisation as defined in Article 43 of the Rules of application of the EU Financial Regulation;
– Be established in Vietnam or in a Member State of the European Union, or in a country as stipulated in Article 9 of Regulation (EU) No 236/2014. This obligation does not apply to international organisations;
– Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary;
– One of the applicants (lead applicant and/or one co-applicant) must have had a presence in Vietnam for at least 3 years at the time the call for proposals is launched. This obligation does not apply to international organisations

Actions must take place primarily in Vietnam. Some activities may take place in the European Union or elsewhere if duly justified

 

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