We believe that the supply chain from manufacturers to Consumers could be shorter and even be directly, without valueless intermediary. We want to bring products from manufacturers directly to Big Wholesalers, Supermarket chains or even Directly to its targeted consumers. We want offer the most profit to supply chain and at the same time offering highest value possible to the end-users.

Therefore in 2011 VIEC was found to serve this idea. In 2017 we have accomplished to bring products directly from factory in the Netherlands to Vietnamese consumers via cross-border e-commerce in less than 10 days. Besides, many manufacturers have found their markets in Vietnam as well as in the Netherlands via VIEC. 

Contact us for more information and opportunities.


Meijhorst 6002, 6537 KT Nijmegen, Gelderland, The Netherlands

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Chúng tôi tin rằng chuỗi cung ứng từ nhà máy đến người tiêu dùng có thể được tinh giản và trực tiếp hơn, bỏ qua toàn bộ trung gian không quan trọng. Do đó, vào năm 2011, VIEC được thành lập để hiện thực hóa ý tưởng này, rút gọn và tối ưu hóa chuỗi cung ứng, tăng lợi nhuận trong chuỗi và quan trọng nhất là tăng giá trị sản phẩm cho người dùng. Bởi người tiêu dùng sẽ quyết định giá thành và tuổi đời của sản phẩm. 

Cty VIEC tại Hà Lan sẽ song hành cùng doanh nghiệp của bạn để đưa sản phẩm đến tận tay người mua lớn, như Tổng Thầu, Các Chuỗi Siêu Thị hoặc thậm chí giúp doanh nghiệp của bạn Mở Riêng Một Của Hàng giới thiệu và kinh doanh sản phẩm ngay tại Hà Lan. Với lợi thế về vị trí địa lý, hơn 11 năm kinh nghiệm, thông thạo văn hoá và ngôn ngữ. Sẽ giúp doanh nghiệp bạn phát huy được 2 yếu tố quan trọng trong kinh doanh: Nhất Cự Ly – Nhì Tốc Độ. 

Hãy liên lạc với VIEC để có thêm thông tin mà bạn cần. Chúng tôi luôn sẵn lòng hỗ trợ. 

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Meijhorst 6002, 6537 KT Nijmegen, Gelderland, The Netherlands

+31 (0) 642049998
+31 (0) 24 6794355

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Wij zijn van mening dat de toeleveringsketen of gekend als Supply Chain van fabrikant tot consument korter en zelfs direct zou kunnen zijn. 

VIEC is in 2011 opgezet om dit idee te dienen. We willen fabrikanten rechtstreeks met groothandels te verbinden tussen Vietnam en Nederland, zodat de supply chain efficiënter wordt, meer waarde en winst wordt toegevoegd aan de hele supply chain en vooral voor de consumenten. 

Wilt u uw producten rechtstreeks aan Vietnamese Groothandels, Supermarktketen, of rechtstreeks aan consumenten offeren? We kunnen u ondersteunen.

Neemt u contact met ons op.


Meijhorst 6002, 6537 KT Nijmegen, Gelderland, The Netherlands

+31 (0) 642049998
+31 (0) 24 6794355

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VIEC services Commercial Representative Netherlands Vietnam


On 12 February 2020, the signed European Union–Vietnam Free Trade Agreement was finally greenlighted by the European Parliament and later wrapped up by the Council on 30 March 2020. The historic agreement, which two parties signed on 30 June 2019, marks a whole new chapter in the EU and Vietnam’s partnership since the two parties started formal relations in 1996.  The Export and import of Dutch manufactures will benefit a lot from this. 

As products coming into Vietnam from the EU countries are on course for tariff elimination, there arise more and more opportunities for European manufacturers in general and Dutch manufacturers in specific. Goods producers, ranging from industrial to agricultural fields, can now expand their clientele and introduce their products to a market of nearly 100 million Vietnamese consumers without worrying about high tariffs. 

Yet, some challenges remain to address before producers can start their foray into the Vietnamese market and start exporting products from the Netherlands to Vietnam.

The rising prominence of foreign goods in Vietnam 

As the Vietnamese economy continues its remarkable climb in recent years, the demand for imported foreign products is proportionally increasing in the SEA countries. Furthermore, the belief in quality variation between foreign and domestic-produced goods has motivated consumers to go for higher quality products, believed to be reserved for markets renowned for their high standards like the US, Japan, or the EU. 

Having been aware of the trend, small businesses endorsing “hand-carried goods” or so called “Xach Tay” in Vietnam are emerging and growing immensely fast like mushrooms after rain and riding the momentum. Goods produced and reserved for the markets mentioned above are bought in retail and transported into Vietnam by passengers on vehicles like buses, planes, or ships in small-volume shipments and reported as products that are subject to lower duty. Thanks to this, importers can avoid the high import tariffs imposed on these product categories by the Vietnamese authority, which might even come up to approximately 50% for some lines.

From the government’s perspective, this is detrimental to the economy. These operations are subject to tax evasion, thus causing a significant loss for the government. Besides, it also bears a high risk of fake products, amongst others for consumers. And since the supply volume is limited, consumers have to pay heavily inflated prices for these products.

Hàng xách tay Đức Châu Âu
A hand-carried goods store “Xach Tay” in Hanoi, Vietnam, selling products from various countries like the US, Japan, Germany, France, etc.,

Take the case of Nutrilon formula milk as an example. A product of Nutricia, one of the renowned Danone’s subsidiaries. The product is sold mainly in the Netherlands and Europe but is also well-known in Vietnam. Since Nutricia only sells this product outside Vietnam, the only way Vietnamese consumers (those who don’t have connections or friends from abroad to help them buy foreign goods) can use them is to buy them through hand-carried goods shops. Currently, a can of Nutrilon formula milk powder in The Netherlands costs 13 EUR in retail, approximately 351,000 VND. Yet, to obtain one, Vietnamese consumers would have to pay around 800,000 to above 1,000,000 VND, meaning three to four times the original price. Much of the difference was to cover the transport expenses for the shipments. And oftentimes, due to limited stock scarcity, customers have to place and pay for orders at least a month in advance to save their spot.

Exporting to Vietnam opportunities with EVFTA

Tariff Ellimination by Vietnam for EU Products To counter this detriment and protect consumers’ wellbeing and rights for using authentic products with a fair price range, the Vietnamese government is encouraging EU suppliers to seek more opportunities. 

The good news is now that the European Union–Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is in place, exporting to Vietnam is getting more lucrative, yet less challenging for European manufacturers, and vice versa, Vietnamese manufacturers are finding the gateway to Europe for their products wide open. Here’s what Dutch manufacturers can expect a gradually decreasing tariff on when exporting to Vietnam:

  • Frozen pork meat will be duty-free after seven years, dairy products after five years, and food preparations after seven years. The chicken will be fully liberalized after ten years.
  • As for fisheries, Vietnam has accepted liberalization at entry into force for salmon, halibut, trout and rock lobster, and others after three years.
  • Wines and spirits products will be liberalized after seven years, while the beer will be cleared after ten years.
  • Vietnam will maintain existing WTO tariff rate quotas (albeit with a reduction of the in-quota rate to zero over ten years) for refined sugar, salt, and eggs.

However, many challenges remain on the way that Dutch exporters would need to address if they want to do business with Vietnamese partners. Amongst the most concerning is the disparage between the mindset. This can be detrimental if left unaddressed. Thus, you would need to find someone who can help you maintain a seamless collaboration and exchange of information with your trading partners, as an importer or exporter.

Working with importers or exporters can be a good way to get your product known in Vietnam. However, with importers and exporters, the markup price is layered, making the retail price for the end-users increase and thus becoming less accessible to many of your intended audience. Moreover, should any problems arise, the efforts and resources needed for back and forth communication and to address the issues might hinder the profit you can gain and simultaneously discourage the importers who have to deal with accrued issues. Subsequently, it’s your expanding journey that has to bear the brunt of these variations.

So, to make the most out of your exported products while delivering the most affordable to consumers, and thus gaining your reputation easier, a commercial representative can be a good choice for you.

And this is where VIEC can help you best: To help you find out how you can best export your products to Vietnam and make a name for your product in the Vietnamese market. 


What we do: 

At VIEC, we act as your trusted commercial representative and: 

Our Mission: 

VIEC aims to become the go-to commercial representative facilitating bilateral trading between F&B manufacturers and sellers in both Vietnamese and Dutch markets, bringing them closer and bringing their trading successes through credible, cost-efficient, and low-risk supply chain optimizations.

Our Vision: 

To faithfully maximize the benefits of all parties in the supply chain, from the Netherlands to Vietnam, and vice versa:

  • The manufacturers with expanding clientele in foreign markets
  • The sellers with exclusive and steady supplies of high-quality products
  • The consumers with bolstered satisfaction and wellbeing

Kickstart your product’s journey to Vietnam easily with VIEC

We are committed to helping you introduce your products to the extensive Vietnamese market, and help set up your distribution system in Vietnam, thanks to our extensive network of partners to maintain a steady output of your product in the Vietnamese market. 

Unlike importers and exporters, we connect you directly to your clients and act on both parties’ behalf and address any issue that occurs within the movement of your products from the Netherlands until they reach end-users in Vietnam. So there is less added markup on your product’s selling price, and your products are more accessible to a wider audience, while your communication efforts are at ease with us helping you handle any inquiries.

For more info, you can take a look at our past projects.

For any inquiries, contact us HERE.

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