EVFTA expected to be signed late 2018 (Monday, July 30,2018)
Bernd Lange, Chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade, has said he expects the European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) to be signed at the Asia-Europe Meeting Summit in October or sometime in November this year.
Ambassador lauds growing Vietnam-Switzerland relations (Monday, July 30,2018)
Swiss Ambassador to Vietnam Beatrice Maser Mallor has expressed her delight at the two countries’ relations, stressing that Vietnam and Switzerland have cooperated in multiple spheres.
Vietnam, Netherlands hold potential for stronger cooperation (Monday, July 30,2018)
The dynamic and effective partnership between Vietnam and the Netherlands is built on strong political, trade-investment ties and diverse cooperation areas, Vietnamese Ambassador to the Netherlands Ngo Thi Hoa said in an interview to the press on the occasion of the 45th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties.
Seminar helps Mekong Delta firms grasp chances from CPTPP (Friday, July 27,2018)
A seminar was held in Can Tho city on July 25 to help enterprises in the Mekong Delta seize opportunities from the Comprehensive Partnership and Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement and take advantage of the vast Chinese market.
Ca Mau strives to speed up ODA projects (Thursday, July 26,2018)
The Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau has sought measures to hasten the progress of projects using official development assistance (ODA) capital in the locality.
US-China trade war puts pressure on Vietnamese agricultural products (Thursday, July 26,2018)
The US-China trade war will force agricultural products from the world’s two most powerful economies to seek new markets which could lead to a flood of cheap products coming into Vietnam, putting considerable pressure on domestic farm produce.
Australian House of Representatives Speaker concludes Vietnam visit (Thursday, July 26,2018)
A high-ranking Australian delegation led by Speaker of the House of Representatives Tony Smith concluded Vietnam visit from July 23-25 at the invitation of National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
PM asks for more effort to promote efficiency of single window mechanisms (Wednesday, July 25,2018)
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Ministry of Finance to submit a draft action plan on the promotion of ASEAN Single Window (ASW), National Single Window (NSW), and trade facilitation by the end of August, and a draft decree on the work by the end of September this year.
Vietnam boosts cooperation with Mexican state (Tuesday, July 24,2018)
Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico Nguyen Hoai Duong paid a working visit to Zacatecas state in central Mexico on July 18-21.
Japanese food and goods fair to open in HCM City (Tuesday, July 24,2018)
The Japan Products & Food Fair in Vietnam 2018 (JPFF) is set to take place at Rubik Zoo - 1Bis Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in Ho Chi Minh City on July 28-29.
ASEAN-Japan business talks in HCM City (Tuesday, July 24,2018)
The 11th Dialogue between the Federation of Japanese Chambers of Commerce and Industry in ASEAN (FJCCIA) and the Secretary General of ASEAN Dato Lim Jock Hoi was held in HCM City in cooperation with Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) on July 23.
Bac Giang firms advised on preparations in anticipation of CPTPP (Friday, July 20,2018)
The potential impacts of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on Bac Giang’s enterprises were discussed at a workshop held by the provincial People’s Committee and Germany’s Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom on July 19.
Impacts of US-China trade war on Vietnam’s garment, footwear industries (Friday, July 20,2018)
Vietnam’s key commodities, including apparel, leather, and footwear, are forecast to be hurt by the US-China trade war, which began on July 6 when the US imposed new tariffs on a majority of Chinese imports into the country, worth nearly US$34 billion.
Philippine media praises Vietnam’s industrial development (Thursday, July 19,2018)
The website Inquirer.net of the Philippines published an article on July 17 titled “Vietnam is Southeast Asia’s new industrial powerhouse”, affirming Vietnam has switched from an agricultural economy to one of the brightest manufacturing hotspots in the region over the last 20 years.
Vietnamese products on show at Singapore Gifts & Premiums Fair (Thursday, July 19,2018)
Vietnamese businesses are showcasing their products at the Singapore Gifts & Premiums Fair (SGPFair) 2018 that opened in the island country on July 18.
Italy seeks opportunities in leather, footwear, interior décor (Thursday, July 19,2018)
Italian enterprises are seeking business opportunities in Vietnam, especially in leather, footwear and interior décor, sectors which are expected to benefit once the European Union – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is signed.
HCM City beefs up cooperation with Canada, Lithuania (Wednesday, July 18,2018)
Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong hosted separate receptions on July 17 for outgoing Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam Ping Kitnikone and outgoing Lithuanian Ambassador to China and Vietnam Ina Marciulionyte.
Vietnam attends Asia’s food fair in Singapore (Wednesday, July 18,2018)
Vietnamese firms specialised in rice, coffee and spice are taking part in the 2018 Specialty and Fine Food Asia (SFFA 2018), which opened on July 17 in Singapore.
Vietnam, India boost cooperation in apparel industry (Wednesday, July 18,2018)
Boosting cooperation between Vietnam and India in the garment and textile sector will be one of the priorities in efforts to raise bilateral trade value to US$15 billion by 2020, said Parvathaneni Harish, Indian Ambassador to Vietnam.
Electrical technology & equipment exhibition to kick off in HCM City (Tuesday, July 17,2018)
The 11th International Exhibition on Electrical Technology & Equipment (Vietnam ETE 2018) and the 8th International Exhibition on Products, Technologies of Energy Saving & Green Power 2018 (Enertec Expo 2018) will simultaneously opened in Ho Chi Minh City on July 18.
US-China trade war set to up FDI flow into Vietnam (Tuesday, July 17,2018)
The US-China trade friction is expected to help boost foreign direct investment in Vietnam, fast-tracking an already strong trend of foreign firms veering away from China, where rising costs are worrying investors.
Vietnam, Angola boost trade and investment links (Tuesday, July 17,2018)
The Angolan Embassy in Vietnam and the Centre of Economic Training, Advice & Information and Vietnamese Traders Club have recently held a Vietnam-Angola trade and investment promotion conference.
Vietnam will overcome US-China trade war influences: Minister (Monday, July 16,2018)
As a country engaged in the development of the global value chain, Vietnam is likely to be affected by the US-China trade war, stated Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh.
Cautious Nigeria agrees to sign African continental free-trade agreement (Monday, July 16,2018)
Nigeria would soon sign up to an African continental free-trade agreement, President Muhammadu Buhari said.
South Africa signs free trade agreement with AU (Monday, July 16,2018)
South Africa has signed the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement with the African Union.
PM attends Industry 4.0 Summit and Expo 2018 (Friday, July 13,2018)
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the opening ceremony for the Industry 4.0 Summit and Expo 2018 in Hanoi on July 13.
Vietnam can gain from the US-China trade war: Economist (Friday, July 13,2018)
The trade war between the US and China is causing widespread concern over possible risks posed to the global economy, including that in Vietnam. However, the conflict can bring about indirect opportunities for Vietnam if the country knows how to grab hold of the situation, according to a local economist.
APEC 2019 to prioritise digital economy, connectivity, roles for women (Friday, July 13,2018)
The digital economy and services, regional connectivity, and growth in women’s roles will be the priority topics in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Chile in 2019.
Foreign exchange rates likely to rise amidst US-China trade war (Thursday, July 12,2018)
Foreign exchange rates are likely to rise strongly due to concerns that the US-China trade war may be escalating, said Director of the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR) Nguyen Duc Thanh.
US firms appreciate Vietnam’s investment environment (Thursday, July 12,2018)
Vietnam’s business environment has been improved significantly, especially the competitiveness, said US businesses from the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC).