Message from our Chairman

Dear BritCham member,

Following this year’s AGM I have the honour and privilege of being elected as the Chairman of BritCham Vietnam.

As the chamber looks forward to the forthcoming year, we do so as the bilateral relationship between the UK and Vietnam goes from strength to strength. The chamber also stands in good stead and I thank the outgoing Chairman, Chris Jeffery, for his significant contribution over the last year.

Bilateral trade between the UK and Vietnam has doubled in the last ten years to approximately GBP 6 billion in 2023. This has been supported by the UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA) and is expected to increase further following the UK’s imminent accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). 

BritCham members are integral to the continued  development of economic, trade and personal ties between the UK and Vietnam. In turn, supporting the business activity of our members is a key mission of the chamber. Recognising that a sector focus is an effective means of delivering this support, we established working groups for both education and energy in 2023. In 2024, we plan to establish additional working groups with respect to investment, trade and manufacturing, professional services and ESG. 


Alongside, and in conjunction with the working groups, the chamber will continue to advocate for British businesses in Vietnam, through established forums such as the Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) and with key partners, including the British Consulate in HCMC and the British Embassy in Hanoi.

Through participation in the working groups and alignment with trade initiatives the chamber has recently enhanced its engagement with the UK Department of Business and Trade. We hope to expand those links regionally and in the UK, in parallel to further developing relationships with, among others, the UK ASEAN Business Council, UK Vietnam Network and Britain in SE Asia (BISEA).

Over the course of the next year I look forward to providing members with a monthly update on chamber activity and key developments. I also look forward to the prospect of meeting with you personally in Hanoi or HCMC. Please do not hesitate to contact me if there are any issues in respect of which the chamber can assist with or if you would like to meet. My contact email is

Thank you for your continued support and engagement with the chamber.

Yours sincerely

Denzel Eades


The Secretariat of British Chamber of Commerce Vietnam, started as a luncheon club in 1991, was first licensed in 1998 as the British Business Group Vietnam (BritCham Vietnam). We were the first ever Foreign Business Group to obtain formal recognition in Vietnam. The BritCham Vietnam has now evolved into the British Chamber of Commerce Vietnam which is affiliated with the British Chambers of Commerce in the UK and around the world.

Today, we are a community of more than 500 members, whose names mean world class reputation. The Secretariat is a dynamic and professional team, who are dedicated to promote our members’ business interests in Vietnam, through various business, social, charity and advocacy events and activities.

very year, the team works hard to secure funds for charity. Over the history of our operation, the Secretariat has raised more than VND 20 Billion to support education, healthcare, people at disadvantages, and wildlife protection. Our tradition of giving back to the community is something we honour and will keep working on.

Looking into the future, BritCham Vietnam continues our legacies and looks to expand the horizon of providing stronger supports to our members, adding more values to the community, and being the top influencer in the business network between Vietnam and the UK

Business Services

Founded in 2014, our Business Centre’s mission is to facilitate better trade ties between British and Vietnamese companies via our range of bespoke trade services. Our trade services are designed to help UK companies quickly kickstart their business in Vietnam, accurately identify commercial and investment opportunities, grow exports and further develop their operations in this part of the world.

Financially independent and part of the British Government’s Overseas Business Network Initiative, The Business Centre has continued the association with other British Chambers of Commerce in South East Asia through regular meetings of BiSEA and also participate in their 2 roadshows to the UK every year.

Working primarily with UK companies looking to work in or export to Vietnam, the Business Centre has continued to make progress in its aim to become self-sufficient and independent of grant funding.

In the past year we have worked with over 200 British companies interested in doing business in Vietnam and successfully supported £47.5 million worth of export wins for the UK. At the same time we have also expanded our range of business services to include sales representation services for UK companies looking to maintain long-term presence in Vietnam, and business registration services for UK companies looking to set up their own company and operate in the country.

Our Objective

Our objective is to support UK companies to trade successfully in Vietnam and to foster stronger trade relation and mutually beneficial collaboration between both countries.

Our Partners

The close partnership with the Department for International Trade of UK (DIT) in Vietnam continues to benefit the Business Centre and we now look forward to providing extensive support and trade services to all business sectors in 2020/21 which will allow DIT to concentrate on their high-value work.

Our Business Services

  • Overseas Market Introduction Services

    Partner search and one-to-one meetings with potential clients, agents/distributors, or outsourcing partners.

  • Inward Investment Facilitation

    Business registration, Site selection, Factory/Office Set-up & Operations support, HR & Financial Management.

  • Business Development Representative

    A professional business development representative to act locally on behalf of UK companies, strengthen existing engagements with the Vietnam market on a long-term basis and develop further business relationships within the market.

  • Event Management

    Organise trade missions, product launches, and seminars/workshops.

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