Canada-Vietnam Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) Negotiations

Background

Canada and Vietnam held their ninth round of Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) negotiations August 29 – 31, 2012 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

A bilateral FIPA will provide greater predictability and certainty for Canadian investors considering investment opportunities in Vietnam. Canada’s objective in entering these negotiations is to secure a comprehensive, high-quality agreement which will protect investors through the establishment of a framework of legally binding rights and obligations.

As a growing and dynamic market, Vietnam is of increasing interest to Canadian investors, with significant investment opportunities in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, natural resources, and financial services, among others.

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Contact Point

If you have questions or comments, please contact Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada at:

Investment Trade Policy Division (TNI)
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Lester B. Pearson Building
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2
Fax: 613-944-0679
E-mail: consultations@international.gc.ca