The Delegate of the German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam (GIC/AHK Vietnam) is a representative of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) in the AHK network mentioned above and actively supports the economic exchange between Vietnam and Germany.
Since 1993, the AHK operates under the name “Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam”.
AHKs combine three functions in their locations:
1. Official Representatives of the German Economy
The AHKs are the central actors of the German foreign trade promotion on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. They represent the German business interests in corresponding host countries. They provide information and advertise the German location.
2. Services for companies
Under the service brand “DEinternational”, the AHKs support the foreign trade business activities of firms from Germany and the host country.
3. Membership organization (The representation in Vietnam is no membership organization yet)
The AHKs connect to companies which are active in a bilateral economic relationship. Those members give AHKs the authority needed when interacting with politics, business and administration in terms of promoting bilateral business relation.
The German Economic Community in Vietnam is promoted by the German Business Association (GBA). More details about GBA here >>>
Due to the double presence in both important cities Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi regarding the economy, the GIC/AHK Vietnam provides German companies sound advice and support on-site, with help of a competent Vietnamese and German staff.
The GIC/AHK Vietnam supports more than 700 companies yearly by providing first information, finding clients, suppliers and investment locations, as well as analyzing market information. Around 10 delegation trips are organized by the GIC/AHK Vietnam. Furthermore, the AHK is a representative of the fairs in Berlin, Duesseldorf, Nuremberg, and toy fair Nuremberg. Also represented are the Federal states Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria and Schleswig-Holstein. Currently, the GIC/AHK Vietnam implements projects concerning the dual vocational training, as well as consultation to recognition of professional qualifications acquired abroad. The GIC/AHK Vietnam cooperates with the “German Business Association Vietnam” which represents more than 220 (mostly German) companies as local member.