Bridging to contribute to building policies for the sustainable development of alcohol and beverage industry

Contributing over 2% of total state budget revenue

On April 9, 2021, the Congress of the Vietnam Beer, Alcohol and Beverage Association term V took place in Hanoi. At the congress, Dr. Nguyen Van Viet – Chairman of the Vietnam Beer, Wine and Beverage Association, said that the period 2016-2020 was the period with many changes in policy mechanism, especially for the beer and wine industry. and soft drinks such as the Special Consumption Tax Law: Increasing the special consumption tax on alcohol and beer from 2016 to 2018 by 5% (50% -65%) annually; The Law on Harm Prevention and Control comes into force from 01/01/2020 …

Analyzing the situation in the past 5 years (2016 – 2020), the growth rate of the beer, wine and beverage industry is lower than in the period 2010 – 2015, Mr. Nguyen Van Viet informed, contributing to the annual budget. about more than 60,000 billion VND, accounting for over 2% of total state budget revenue, creating jobs for tens of thousands of workers, meeting consumer demand of the market, serving for export, highly competitive products. in terms of economic integration.

The Vietnam Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Association was awarded the Excellent Emulation Flag by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in 2020.

The beer industry has an average growth rate of 5 years from 2015 to 2019 of over 5% per year. In 2020, the beer production industry is estimated to reach 4,388.7 million liters of beer, equaling only 86.1%, down nearly 14% compared to the same period in 2019. Brewing enterprises tend to produce these products. low-alcohol products, non-alcoholic beer products, fermented juice … to meet diverse tastes and needs of consumers.

The year 2020 is a particularly difficult year for the beverage industry, especially the alcoholic beverage industry due to the double impact of the Covid-19 translation and the effective government policies: Law on Prevention and Control of Harms of Alcohol and Beer; Decree No. 100/2019 / ND-CP …

Many businesses have cut labor, reduced wages, working hours and minimized costs to maintain production. On the other hand, tens of thousands of unemployed workers, especially in the catering service business, decreased 70-80% of the number of visitors compared to the same period in 2019, affecting social security.

The alcohol industry in recent years has hardly grown, some years still had negative growth as 2016 increased (1.1%) compared to 2015. Production and business of the industry faced many difficulties due to the impact of policies. New regulations issued by the State have affected the production and business activities of enterprises. Besides, the problem of fake wine, fake wine is increasing but uncontrolled, leading to difficulties in genuine production and business enterprises.

In order to meet the increasingly demanding needs as well as the trend of consumers, beverage manufacturing enterprises have launched many healthy product lines such as nutritious fruit beverage, bar heat, coffee-flavored beverages …; The packaging, especially the design is made from eco-friendly materials that can be completely recycled. There are 9 beverage companies pioneering the establishment of the Vietnam-PRO Packaging Recycling Alliance Vietnam in 2019.

Effective bridge between businesses and state management agencies

In difficult economic conditions, management policies for the beer, wine and beverage industries are increasingly in the trend of limiting alcohol and beer consumption; The society has not fully seen the role of the industry, the Vietnam Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Association has cooperated closely with enterprises to promote production, business, develop markets to ensure the supply of goods to meet the demand. respond to market demand; on the other hand, proactively cooperate and expand relations with state agencies, leading experts in the fields of law and economics, becoming an effective bridge between enterprises in the beer, alcohol and beverage industries. thirst with state regulators.

From the contribution to building sector policies, it has enhanced the role and voice of the Association and the industry towards state agencies from the National Assembly, the Government, ministries and localities, becoming a foundation. create favorable conditions for members of production and business, contributing to the sustainable development of beer, wine and beverage industries.

Appreciating the contribution of the Vietnam Beer, Alcohol and Beverage Association to the development of the beer, wine and beverage industry, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung said that in the process of daily integration. More and more deeply, in order to meet the needs of consumption and the market, the Association and enterprises of the beer, wine and beverage industry need to determine development in a sustainable and effective direction, focusing on ensuring food safety. protecting the ecological environment, worthy of a role in the economy, having a strong brand name in the market, having many high quality products, diversified in categories, good competition, meeting domestic market demand and gradually increasing exports.

During the 2021-2025 term, when bilateral and multilateral agreements such as CPTPP, EVRTA … have taken effect, the State’s policies have many changes such as policies on special consumption tax and trade. E-commerce … The Vietnam Beer, Alcohol and Beverage Association should promptly make recommendations to state agencies to consider adjusting the provisions of the policy to be more suitable to the reality of the industry and in Vietnam. To help minimize the maximum impact for businesses, ensure the development of the industry effectively and sustainably to meet market demand – Deputy Minister Cao Quoc Hung emphasized.

With important contributions to the development of the beer, wine and beverage industries, in 2020, the Vietnam Beer, Wine and Beverage Association was awarded an emulation flag by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Le Kim Lien


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