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1 EXPERT MEETING on COMPARING BEST PRACTICES FOR CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT CONDUCIVE TO MAXIMIZING DEVELOPMENT BENEFITS, ECONOMIC GROWTH AND INVESTMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND COUNTRIES WITH ECONOMIES IN TRANSITION Geneva, September 27 Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam By Ms. Le Hai Van Deputy Head, Statistics and Policy Division, Foreign Investment Agency, Ministry of Planning and Investment The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the UNCTAD.

2 Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam Le Hai Van Deputy Head Statistics and Policy Division Foreign Investment Agency Ministry of Planning and Investment Content Viet Nam at a glance Overview of FDI in Vietnam Contribution of FDI sector to Vietnam s economy Legal framework for foreign investment FIA Vietnam Geneva, September

3 Viet Nam at a glance In the heart of South East Asia, bordered by China in the North, Laos and Cambodia in the West and the East sea in the East Area: 331,211 sq km Coast line: 3,26km Climate: Semi-Tropical and Tropical FIA Vietnam Geneva, September 27 3 Population 84.1 million people in 26, of which more than 6% under 25 years old Literacy rate over 9% About 73% of the population in rural area FIA Vietnam Geneva, September

4 International relations Diplomatic relations with 168 countries Economic and trade relations with 21 countries Joined UN in 1977 Joined ASEAN in 1995, AFTA in 1996 Member of APEC in 1998 Member of WTO in 27 FIA Vietnam Geneva, September 27 5 International agreements related to investment 49 investment promotion and guarantee agreements 44 agreements on avoidance of double taxation Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) with the United States in 2 FIA Vietnam Geneva, September

5 Infrastructure Road system: 21. km including bridges and 178 ferries Inland waterways Railway: 2.6km of single-track line Airports: 3 international airports, 16 domestic airports Seaports: 11 major seaports FIA Vietnam Geneva, September 27 7 Economic renovation Doi moi policy came in to effect in 1986 with 3 main pillars: Transforming from centralized to market-oriented economy Transforming from single-sector (state owned) to multi-sector economy, encouraging participant of private sector Transforming from closed to open economy, developing trade/investment relations with other economies, pushing integration FIA Vietnam Geneva, September

6 Economic growth GDP growth rate 4.45% 8.2% 6.95% 7.51% 8.17% Source: General Statistics Office of Vietnam FIA Vietnam Geneva, September 27 9 Economic structure GDP by sector in 1996 GDP by sector in 26 Service, 42.51% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 27.76% Service, 38.8% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2.36% Industry and construction, 29.73% Industry and construction, 41.56% Source: General Statistics Office of Vietnam FIA Vietnam Geneva, September

7 Economic structure GDP by ownership in 1996 GDP by ownership in 26 Non-state, 52.7% State, 39.9% Non-state, 45.7% State, 37.3% FDI, 7.4% FDI, 17.% Source: General Statistics Office of Vietnam FIA Vietnam Geneva, September Overview of FDI in Vietnam (as of August 27) Number of on-going projects: 7,833 Registered capital: USD 71,6 billion; of which, disbursed capital: USD 31 billion Investors from 79 economies Source: Foreign Investment Agency of Vietnam FIA Vietnam Geneva, September

8 Top 2 investors (as of August 27) Rank Economy Number of projects Registered capital (mill. USD) 1 Republic of Korea 1,561 1,653 2 Singapore 51 9,61 3 Taiwan, Province of China 1,76 9,176 4 Japan 858 8,512 5 Hong Kong 414 5,586 6 British Virgin Islands 311 4,282 7 United States of America 348 2,582 8 Netherland 79 2,519 9 France 187 2,384 1 Malaysia 222 1,89 11 Cayman Islands 25 1, Thailand 157 1, China 487 1, United Kingdom 92 1, Samoa 45 1,1 16 Luxembourg Autralia Switzerland India British West Indies Other 61 3,715 Total 7,833 71,573 Source: Foreign Investment Agency of Vietnam FIA Vietnam Geneva, September FDI stock by industry (as of August 27) Registered capital Disbursed capital Services 32.2% Industry and Construction 61.9% Services 24.6% Industry and Construction 68.6% Agriculture and Fishery 5.9% Agriculture and Fishery 6.7% Source: Foreign Investment Agency of Vietnam FIA Vietnam Geneva, September

9 FDI inflows in Vietnam Million USD 12, 1, 8, 6, 4, 2, , Registered capital Disbursed capital Number of new projects Source: Foreign Investment Agency of Vietnam Number of projects FIA Vietnam Geneva, September Contribution of FDI to total investment Million USD 4,2 3,6 3, 2,4 1,8 1, Disbursed capital Share of FDI in total investment Share in total (%) Source: Foreign Investment Agency and General Statistics Office of Vietnam FIA Vietnam Geneva, September

10 Contribution to GDP GDP growth rate Growth rate of FDI sector Share of FDI sector in total GDP Source: General Statistics Office of Vietnam FIA Vietnam Geneva, September Contribution to Industrial Output Value Growth rate Growth rate of FDI sector Share of FDI sector in total (right axis) Source: General Statistics Office of Vietnam FIA Vietnam Geneva, September

11 Contribution to Exports Million USD 24, 2, 16, 12, 8, 4, Exports (included crude oil) Share of FDI sector in total Source: General Statistics Office of Vietnam 6% 5% 4% 3% 2% 1% % Share in total FIA Vietnam Geneva, September Contribution to State Budget 1,5 Million USD 1, Contribution of FDI sector to state budget (excluding oil revenue) Source: Vietnam s General Department on Taxation FIA Vietnam Geneva, September

12 Number of employees 1,2 Thousand people 1, Number of employee in FDI sector Source: Foreign Investment Agency of Vietnam FIA Vietnam Geneva, September Legal framework for foreign investment First Law on FDI in 1987, amended 2 times in 199 and 1992 Law on FDI in 1996, amended in 2 Investment Law and Enterprise Law in 25 (came into effect on 1 July 26) FIA Vietnam Geneva, September

13 Investment Law in 25 Creating level playing field for domestic and foreign investors Expanding type of investment for foreign investors Simplifying investment procedure Decentralizing state management on FDI Going in line with international commitments FIA Vietnam Geneva, September Thank you! Foreign Investment Agency Ministry of Planning and Investment Vietnam 12

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