List of Countries

Vietnam

Global Tobacco Index Score
56
Indicator 1 (I1): The industry's participation in policy development
12
Indicator 2 (I2): Tobacco industry-related corporate social responsibility activities
5
Indicator 3 (I3): Benefits given to the tobacco industry
1
Indicator 4 (I4): Unnecessary interaction between government and industry
10
Indicator 5 (I5): Measures for transparency
6
Indicator 6 (I6). Preventing conflicts of interest
6
Indicator 7 (I7). Measures that prevent industry influence
16

Vietnam has been a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) since March 17, 2005.  An anti-corruption law exists that prohibits public servants from accepting forms of contributions / gifts from the private sector; however, the government still requires the tobacco industry, especially state-owned Vietnam Tobacco Association, to be involved in controlling illicit trade. Other ways the tobacco industry engages the government are through corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities (though these are banned), and through organizing social functions and awards. There is no program yet to consistently raise awareness on Article 5.3