Together with the Vietnam Beer, Alcohol, Beverage Association (VBA) and Wines & Spirits Sector Committee of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham WSSC), APISWA co-organised a roundtable session in Hanoi to explore the current issue of illicit alcohol in Vietnam and how industry can work together with the government to address the challenges that illicit alcohol presents in Vietnam.
”The ensuing panel discussion demonstrated the added necessity for effective enforcement through sharing of intelligence
Attended by representatives from the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), APISWA presented on the regional illicit alcohol landscape and unrecorded alcohol in Vietnam, showcasing current activities that look to tackle illicit alcohol’s drivers and trends, such as through the implementation of appropriate policies and tax systems to disincentivize the illicit trade in alcohol.
In collaboration with the Vietnam Alliance for Responsible Drinking (VARD), APISWA had previously worked on a pilot programme in Ninh Binh province to enhance the local government’s capacity in the management of craft alcohol production, to raise awareness on responsible production and consumption of alcoholic beverages.
The ensuing panel discussion demonstrated the added necessity for effective enforcement through sharing of intelligence and knowledge between enforcement officials and Brand Owners. Impactful policy development can be built from sharing of best practice from other countries from industry to government.
To download the Vietnamese version of the APISWA Illicit Alcohol in Southeast Asia report, please click here.