The China plus One Strategy in Vietnam – Latest Issue of Vietnam Briefing Magazine

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The latest issue of Vietnam Briefing Magazine, titled “The China plus One Strategy in Vietnam”, is out now and currently available to subscribers as a complimentary download in the Asia Briefing Publication Store.

In this issue:VB-2018-11-issue-600

  • What Vietnam can do for Your China Business
  • How to Plan a Supply Chain Shift
  • Trade Agreements, Rules of Origin, and Tariff Avoidance

Companies in China involved in low-value production and assembly are turning to Vietnam due to rising costs and an increase in regulations. This strategy called “China plus one” has been implemented by several companies in the last few years. However, with growing trade issues between China and the US, the trend of shifting low-cost manufacturing to Vietnam has recently picked up the pace.

Despite its advantages such as low manufacturing costs, overall proximity to China, and an excellent network of trade agreements, Vietnam is not without its share of challenges. Manufacturers need to figure out how to realign their supply chains, which production elements to relocate, market entry strategies, and understand the rules and regulations that govern Vietnam’s several trade agreements.

In this issue of Vietnam Briefing magazine, we discuss the growing popularity of China plus one manufacturing. We highlight market entry strategies available to investors, analyze the differences between these locations, and finally highlight the important role that rules of origin play for companies that are seeking to tap into Vietnam’s world-class network of trade agreements. 

Dezan Shira & Associates has a growing team of pre-market entry specialists throughout Vietnam, providing our clients with years of combined experience assisting foreign enterprises to navigate the nuances of the Vietnamese market and select optimal locations for investment. For questions on how to assess investment requirements, compare locations for an establishment, and leveraging the rules of origin in Vietnam, please contact us at

Vietnam Briefing is produced by Dezan Shira & AssociatesThe firm assists foreign investors throughout Asia and maintains offices in ChinaHong KongIndonesiaSingaporeVietnam, Indiaand Russia. 

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