Vietnam, China look for stronger trade ties (Monday, April 23,2018)
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has suggested China’s Guangxi consider building a cooperation agreement with Vietnam in the domains of economics, trade, industry and investment, thus further promoting partnerships among the two countries’ enterprises.
WTO hosts forum to exchange views on trade challenges from certificates of origin (Sunday, April 22,2018)
WTO members met with representatives from the public and private sector on 18 April to discuss the challenges faced by exporters in complying with requirements related to the certification of origin. The information session at WTO headquarters is part of an outreach effort with business, academics and other international bodies to gain a better understanding of problems or difficulties and identify concrete solutions.
WTO members discuss ways of improving the transparency of regional trade agreements (Sunday, April 22,2018)
WTO members discussed how to improve work on enhancing the transparency of regional trade agreements (RTAs) at a meeting of the Committee on RTAs on 19-20 April at the WTO. They reviewed five RTAs covering countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. The new chair of the committee, Ambassador Julian Braithwaite of the United Kingdom, presided at this first committee meeting of 2018
WTO members appoint new chair of services negotiations (Sunday, April 22,2018)
Ambassador Zhanar Aitzhanova of Kazahkstan has taken over as chair of the WTO services negotiations. Her appointment was confirmed at a meeting of the WTO’s Council for Trade in Services in Special Session on 19 April.
Can ASEAN Economic Integration Succeed? (Sunday, April 22,2018)
The ASEAN Economic Community holds promise – but it also presents challenges to the group’s policy of noninterference.
DHL aims to link Indian businesses with ASEAN economic community (Sunday, April 22,2018)
Global logistics group Deutsche Post DHL Group is working to link Indian companies with businesses in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) to strengthen India’s economic relations with Southeast Asian markets. “India is a key market for us. We will help our clients there to work their way into the AEC, which will in turn be a springboard to the Far East markets in line with New Delhi’s ‘Act East’ policy,” said Alfred Goh, President, Global Fast Growing Enterprise and Regional Head, Customer Solutions and Innovation Asia Pacific, DHL.
CPTPP and Leadership in the Global Trade System (Sunday, April 22,2018)
How effective will the CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership) ̶ one of the world’s largest trade agreements ̶ be with the absence of the United States and China?
Ratification of CPTPP trade deal up in the air (Sunday, April 22,2018)
Almost a month has passed since Canada ratified the CPTPP trade deal and there’s no sign yet that the government is ready to introduce implementing legislation to approve Canada’s participation in the Pacific trade pact.
Pakistan hopes to sign FTA-II with China in May (Sunday, April 22,2018)
Pakistan on Monday hoped to sign Free Trade Agreement (FTA) phase II with China in next month (May) during the visit of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to China that would increase the bilateral trade. Secretary Commerce Mohammad Younus Dagha Monday expressed satisfaction over the progress on the FTA phase II.
Jordan, Turkey to renegotiate suspended FTA (Sunday, April 22,2018)
Turkish authorities are ready to look into Jordan’s conditions to reactivate the suspended free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries, Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Yarub Qudah said Tuesday.
EU, Mexico reach 'agreement in principle' on free-trade deal (Sunday, April 22,2018)
The EU and Mexico said Saturday they had reached an "agreement in principle" to modernise a free-trade deal sealed in 2000 between Brussels and the Latin American country.
WTO members urged to break impasse in farm trade talks (Sunday, April 22,2018)
Every effort should be made by WTO members — particularly the leading trading nations — to break the impasse in the negotiations on agriculture and work collaboratively to achieve positive results, which would help reduce current tensions in the multilateral trading system, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said on 20 April. DDG Wolff delivered his remarks at the China Agricultural Outlook Conference in Beijing.
Meeting looks to increase Japanese presence in Mekong Delta (Thursday, April 19,2018)
A conference took place in Can Tho city on April 18 to connect Japanese partners with the Mekong Delta, where the presence of foreign businesses, including Japanese ones, is still modest compared to other regions of Vietnam.
Myanmar State Counsellor begins official visit to Vietnam (Thursday, April 19,2018)
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi began her two-day official visit to Vietnam on April 19 at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Third wave of RoK investment begins rolling into Vietnam (Thursday, April 19,2018)
There has been a third strong wave of investment from the Republic of Korea (RoK) to Vietnam especially after the two countries reached agreements and signed cooperation documents during the recent visit of RoK President Moon Jae In to the country.
Vietnamese, Taiwanese businesses seek trade opportunities (Wednesday, April 18,2018)
Businesses from Vietnam and Chinese Taiwan see opportunities to boost the two sides’ trade value as there are potential fields for them to explore.
Dialogue talks Vietnam – Iran business opportunities (Wednesday, April 18,2018)
A Vietnam – Iran business dialogue took place in Hanoi on April 17 to discuss business opportunities between the two countries.
Myanmar State Counsellor’s Vietnam visit to tighten bilateral ties (Wednesday, April 18,2018)
The upcoming visit to Vietnam from April 19-20 by Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to strengthen bilateral ties and tighten the Vietnam-Myanmar comprehensive cooperative partnership.
Organising committee for World Economic Forum on ASEAN set up (Tuesday, April 17,2018)
The Prime Minister has inked Decision No.395/QD-TTg on the establishment of the organising committee for the World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF ASEAN) scheduled in Hanoi this year.
Vietnam, China’s Macau ink double taxation avoidance pact (Tuesday, April 17,2018)
An agreement was inked between Vietnam and China’s Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) to avoid double taxation as well as prevent tax evasion, according to a press release by the Macau SAR’s financial service department on April 16.
HCM City, Greece’s Edessa city seek stronger cooperation (Tuesday, April 17,2018)
Ho Chi Minh City has suggested Greece’s Edessa city increase activities to connect businesses of the two localities, as well as trade promotion programmes.
Finance Minister to chair investment promotion conference in RoK (Monday, April 16,2018)
Finance Minister Dinh Tien Dung will chair an investment promotion conference slated for April 16-19 in Seoul, the Republic of Korea (RoK), according to the State Securities Commission.
PM Phuc chairs meeting on Vietnam-EU trade cooperation (Monday, April 16,2018)
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged ministries to work hand in hand with EU agencies to accelerate the signing and ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) by the end of 2018.
Vietnam-Russia economic cooperation prospects under spotlight (Friday, April 13,2018)
Cooperation prospects between Vietnam and Russia in the fields of industry, energy, information and technology and agricultural exports were discussed at several workshops held in the framework of the 28th Vietnam International Trade Fair (Vietnam Expo 2018) in Hanoi from April 9-11.
Phu Tho province calls for more Japanese investments (Friday, April 13,2018)
The northern province of Phu Tho hopes Japanese businesses will continue expanding investments in the Vietnamese locality and commits to creating favourable conditions for their operation.
HCM City: Conference spotlights India-Vietnam textile cooperation (Friday, April 13,2018)
A conference, entitled “Textiles: India – Vietnam Cooperation, Partners in Progress”, was held by the Consulate General of India in Ho Chi Minh City on April 11, aiming to boost trade relations between the two countries in textiles.
Australia helps Vietnam with agricultural development (Thursday, April 12,2018)
Australia’s cooperation and sharing through the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) in Vietnam has helped Vietnam improve its research capacity in the agricultural field, contributing to reducing poverty and raising farmers’ income.
Vietnam, Czech share huge potential for trade cooperation (Thursday, April 12,2018)
A Czech trade official has said Vietnam and the Czech Republic share huge room for trade and investment cooperation.
Vietnam, Kuwait to boost economic ties (Thursday, April 12,2018)
Kuwait and Vietnam are ready to promote bilateral economic and trade relations, the Kuwait News Agency said, citing comments by Fahad Al-Joan, a member of the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Ambassador backs entrepreneurship of Vietnamese youths in US (Wednesday, April 11,2018)
Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States Pham Quang Vinh has expressed support for the entrepreneurship of Vietnamese students in the US during a recent working trip to Boston, Massachusetts.