Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry
On April 29, 1960, the Standing Committee of the Council of Government endorsed the establishment of the Chamber of Commerce of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and, after nearly three years of preparation, on March 14, 1963, the First Congress of the Chamber of Commerce was held in Hanoi, attended by 93 initial members, mainly importers and exporters. The Congress adopted the Charter, and elected the Board of Administration to run its operations. The outcome and the Charter of the Congress were ratified by the Council of Government in Decision 58-CP dated April 27, 1963, signed by Prime Minister Pham Van Dong. And April 27, 1963, entered into the history of the economy and the business community of Vietnam as the founding date of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).
For half a century, in spite of numerous changes and difficulties, and in all circumstances, VCCI has made significant contributions to the development of the Vietnamese economy, business community and entrepreneur force.
VCCI has hosted many large trade and investment promotion activities to bring Vietnamese exports to the world and bring foreign investment projects into Vietnam. Business delegations accompanying Party and State leaders during State visits to foreign countries and attending business forums, Vietnam Days, dialogues, seminars and conferences in foreign countries, organised by VCCI in the framework of such visits, are practical national-level promotion activities to introduce the country, the people and the economy of Vietnam.