Vietnam APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To conduct a dialogue with the socialist republic of Vietnam, in particular with the Vietnamese National Assembly and the Vietnamese ambassador and embassy in London, and to take an interest in the Vietnamese community in the UK.

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Recent Documents related to Vietnam

1. Vietnam: Exploring the Deep Determinants of Learning
29/05/2020 - Department for International Development
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Found: questions about what Vietnam got right, how, and why and what insights Vietnam™s experiences might

2. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with T to V)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Vietnam This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

3. Vietnam - Lists of Lawyers and Medical Facilities in Ho Chi Minh City and Southern Provinces
18/02/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: lawyers in Ho Chi Minh City and Southern Provinces, Vietnam Updated: January 2018 This list is in alphabetical

4. Vietnam: country policy and information notes
11/09/2019 - UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
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Found: Country Policy and Information Note Vietnam : Ethnic and religious groups Version

5. Research and analysis: EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EUVTFA): RPC Opinion
02/04/2019 - Department for International Trade
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Found: uk/rpc 1 Impact assessment of the EU - Vietnam Free Trade Agreement ( EVFTA ) on the UK

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Vietnam

1. Major Incident in Essex
28/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: Secretary had, particularly with Albania, China and Vietnam, about what is going on and what more can be done - Speech Link
2: well have come from Vietnam. If so, may I, as chair of the all-party group on Vietnam, offer my heartfelt - Speech Link
3: coming from Vietnam, and that the UK has a very strong ministerial strategic dialogue with Vietnam. Will the - Speech Link
4: the all-party parliamentary group on Vietnam, the hon. Member for Caerphilly (Wayne David). I should like - Speech Link
5: families in very poor districts—for instance, in Vietnam—have done everything in their power, including - Speech Link

2. South China Sea: Freedom of Navigation
03/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: stretch from Malaysia to the Philippines, and from Vietnam to the edge of Indonesia. The South China sea encompasses - Speech Link
2: and, as my hon. Friend rightly says, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei and the Philippines. All these states are - Speech Link

3. Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
15/12/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: countries is Vietnam; when will we see the details for the rollover agreement for Vietnam so that we can - Speech Link
2: pleased to say that the agreement in principle with Vietnam was concluded last week, during the Trade Secretary’s - Speech Link

4. US Tariffs: Scotch Whisky
07/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: is known everywhere, and only two days ago in Vietnam we were having conversations about the labelling - Speech Link
2: only late last night after a visit last week to Vietnam. When I came into the office, I spoke to the chief - Speech Link
3: with the Taiwanese last week, before I went to Vietnam, and I was struck by how incredibly interested - Speech Link
4: Taiwanese market has been discussed several times in Vietnam in the last few days. I wonder whether my right - Speech Link
5: have had these meetings last week, but I was in Vietnam last week. I arrived back in the UK today, and - Speech Link
6: myself, having returned to the United Kingdom from Vietnam last night. I have not had a direct conversation— - Speech Link
7: this sorted, when he cannot pick up a phone from Vietnam. That is incredible. This was a decision backed - Speech Link
8: the phone to the US ambassador while he was in Vietnam, did he contact the EU to see what it was doing - Speech Link
9: at the belief that my picking up the phone from Vietnam or anywhere else would have resolved this when - Speech Link

5. Trade Bill (Sixth sitting)
23/06/2020 - Public Bill Committees

1: understanding is that this would apply to the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement and the EU-Canada comprehensive - Speech Link
2: concerns in the earlier group of amendments, but Vietnam has, for example, a less than perfect record of - Speech Link

6. Illegal Wildlife Trade: Hanoi Conference
01/12/2016 - Written Statements

1: The UK played a key role in supporting Vietnam as chair and host, including direct financial support - Speech Link

7. Oral Answers to Questions
13/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: areas such as data. We are making good progress on Vietnam. That is precisely the way in trade negotiations - Speech Link
2: in the ASEAN region, such as Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, to ensure that the UK economy and UK businesses - Speech Link
3: appointment as trade envoy for Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. She will know that UK-ASEAN trade is already worth - Speech Link
4: issues. In late September I visited South Korea and Vietnam to forge closer partnerships and discuss our application - Speech Link

8. Dog Meat Trade
05/11/2015 - Commons Chamber

1: officials and local organisations in Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and China to raise public awareness - Speech Link
2: officials and local organisations in Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and China to raise public awareness - Speech Link
3: present in slaughterhouses and markets in China, Vietnam and Indonesia.The World Health Organisation - Speech Link
4: region. I also note that in some countries such as Vietnam previous proposals to introduce legislation for - Speech Link
5: highlighted similar issues with dog thieves in Vietnam, while also raising the problems with associated - Speech Link
6: China. Some 5 million dogs are eaten annually in Vietnam, where dog is the go-to dish for many special occasions - Speech Link
7: important issue of animal welfare during his visit to Vietnam in February. We will continue to raise these important - Speech Link

9. EU Partnership and Co-operation Agreements (Philippines and Vietnam)
12/03/2015 - Written Statements

1: the Philippines and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, on the other, provide a legal framework for further - Speech Link

10. Free Trade Agreements
01/02/2021 - Written Statements

1: we secured agreements with Japan, Singapore, Vietnam and Turkey, which accounted for £72 billion of - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Vietnam
1. Trade Agreements: Vietnam
asked by: Emily Thornberry
... lower or approximately the same compared to the projected increases that were forecast from the EU-Vietnam Agreement.

2. Trade Agreements: Vietnam
asked by: Imran Ahmad Khan
... what progress she has made in securing a free trade agreement with Vietnam.

3. Vietnam: Coronavirus
asked by: Hilary Benn
... what plans the Government has to send surplus vaccine doses to Vietnam.

4. Prisoners: Repatriation
asked by: Keith Vaz
... how many and what proportion of offenders from Vietnam have been transferred to prisons in Vietnam from the UK in each year of the last five years.

5. Overseas Trade: Vietnam
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
... what steps his Department has taken to promote free trade with Vietnam after the UK leaves the EU.

Latest Questions
7 Current APPG Officers
Wayne David Portrait
Wayne David
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Caerphilly
Joined: 31st August 2016
Lord Dholakia Portrait
Lord Dholakia
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Graham Brady Portrait
Graham Brady
Conservative - Altrincham and Sale West
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Wayne David MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8152.


No benefits in kind are on record for the Vietnam APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Vietnam APPG

Former APPG Officers
Mark Hendrick Portrait
Mark Hendrick
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Preston
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Roger Godsiff Portrait
Roger Godsiff
Labour - Former Member for Birmingham, Hall Green
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Cotter Portrait
Lord Cotter
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Mark Hendrick Portrait
Mark Hendrick
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Preston
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 20th December 2017
Mark Field Portrait
Mark Field
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Cities of London and Westminster
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Jim Dowd Portrait
Jim Dowd
Labour - Former Member for Lewisham West and Penge
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships