Enterprises of all economic sectors producing, processing and trading food, agricultural products and products processed from Vietnam food, established as prescribed by the Laws, agreeing to the Charter of The Association and voluntarily and properly applying to join as members of The Association will be considered for admission as members of The Association

Members of the Vietnam Food Association include:

a. Official Member

Enterprises producing, processing and trading food, agricultural products and products processed from Vietnam food, established under regulations of the Laws (rice exporters must have Certificates of Eligibility for rice export as prescribed by the Government of Vietnam); agreeing to the Charter of The Association and voluntarily and properly applying to join and approved by The Association as its official member.

b. Associated Member

- Joint Venture Enterprises and 100% Foreign Invested Enterprises operating in Vietnam with investment licenses for trading in the food industry;

- Vietnamese organizations with busineses serving rice exports, unqualified to become official members but having contributions to the food industry (banking, inspection, fumigation, transport, insurance, shipping and packaging);

Businesses and organizations mentioned above, having contributed to the development of The Association, agreeing to the Charter of The Association, can be considered for admission as associated members.

c. Honorable Member

Vietnamese citizens or organizations which are not eligible to be official member or associated member but having contributed to activities of The Association, agreeing to the Charter of The Association, will be admitted as an Honorable Member. Honorable members have rights as associated members, but are exempt from dues.

The lawful Representative of The Association’s member as regulated by the Laws is the General Director, Director of the Enterprises.