VCCI to Launch Business Cooperation Council in Response to COVID-19

8:48:10 AM | 9/14/2021

Under the direction of the Party Union, the VCCI Standing Committee is preparing to launch the Business Cooperation Council in Response to COVID-19 in September 2021.

The VCCI Party Union is aware that VCCI's ongoing support for businesses to overcome difficulties and restore business operations needs a new cooperation mechanism to strengthen support for businesses in swift and effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, under the direction of the Party Union, VCCI will establish the Business Cooperation Council in Response to COVID-19.

The council is designed to bring together businesses and connect business associations to join forces to respond to COVID-19, work together with the Government to reduce damage, maintain business operations, protect workers, and strengthen the country's fight against COVID-19.

Its key tasks include sharing response information, experiences and solutions of enterprises to emerging matters caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; proposing policies and solutions to competent central and local authorities in response to COVID-19; connecting and supporting businesses in response to COVID-19; supporting resources for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic across the country and in the business community; and proposing commendations of outstanding enterprises in the fight against COVID-19 and in business performance.

The council is a cooperation mechanism between VCCI with governmental agencies, and domestic and international organizations, business associations and the business community in response to COVID-19. Businesses and business associations consult and engage in council-led activities on a voluntary basis.

The council keeps in touch with the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control and Government-led and local working groups to support business operations, especially production and supply chains in the food industry, commodity distribution, and large export manufacturers.

Source: Vietnam Business Forum