ITPC, or the Investment & Trade Promotion Centre of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is a government agency specialized in facilitating investment and trade.
Mission and Vision
Our mission is to promote the growth of Ho Chi Minh City’s enterprises and foreign investors. With the networks to over 20 international BSO partners, we offer services to help enterprises export, develop business capabilities, find overseas partners, enter new markets, and to help foreign investors develop their projects in Vietnam.
In the 21st century, we focus on promoting foreign direct investment into Ho Chi Minh City and helping small to medium size Vietnamese enterprises maximize their global export potential.
Name: Investment & Trade Promotion Centre (ITPC)
Representative: Ms. Pho Nam Phuong, President
Address: 51 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: (84-8) 38236738
Fax: (84-8) 38242391
The Investment and Trade Promotion Center (ITPC), formerly known as FTDC, is now one of the two organizations in Vietnam which have been recognized as a trade promotion organization and included in the Profiles of Trade Promotion Organizations published by the International Trade Centre/UNCTAD/WTO (ITC) and the Directory of Trade and Investment-related Organizations of Developing Countries and Areas in Asia and the Pacific by the ESCAP/UN. The ITPC was officially established in 1982 under the name of the Export Development Center with the functions and structure similar to that established in 1964 by the former Saigon government. Since its establishment, the EDC has continuously developed and expanded its range of activities by diversifying support services. Hence, its name was changed into the Foreign Trade and Investment Development Center in 1993.
In a bid to enhance further trade and investment promotion tasks in HCMC, the municipal authorities once again renamed it as the Investment and Trade Promotion Centre in October 2001. With its main functions of export promotion and attraction of foreign direct investment into HCMC, the ITPC has provided local and foreign businesses with the updated trade and investment information, match-making and consulting services, and acted as an efficient bridge between local enterprises and foreign counterparts.