PM Phuc arrives in Canberra, starting official visit to Australia (Thursday, March 15,2018)
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his entourage arrived in Canberra at 2 pm (local time) on March 14, to begin an official visit to Australia and attend the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit at the invitation of Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull.
African nations sign largest free trade agreement since WTO (Thursday, March 15,2018)
African leaders on Wednesday signed what is being called the largest free trade agreement since the creation of the World Trade Organization.
Trump says he might drop tariffs for Mexico and Canada - if they do what he wants on NAFTA (Thursday, March 15,2018)
Trump tweeted he might exempt Canada and Mexico from steel and aluminum tariffs if they agree to a “fair” NAFTA.
Singapore calls on ASEAN to enhance economic integration (Thursday, March 15,2018)
Singapore's Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang said on Thursday all ASEAN members must keep pursuing deeper economic integration and liberalization so that citizens can enjoy the benefits of their collective community efforts.
The New CPTPP Trade Pact is Much Like the Old TPP (Thursday, March 15,2018)
The new agreement that eleven countries are signing on 8 March in Chile in place of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is like old wine in a new bottle - without the United States but retaining most of its controversial elements.
10th WTO-WIPO advanced course on intellectual property for policymakers opens in Geneva (Thursday, March 15,2018)
A two-week Advanced Course on Intellectual Property for Government Officials, jointly organized by the WTO and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), opened in Geneva on 12 March 2018. The training aims to enhance the capacity of developing country governments to develop and implement national expertise in intellectual property (IP) matters. The course is the tenth in an annual series of WTO-WIPO courses and will run over until 23 March. Thirty officials from developing countries are participating in the course.
DG Azevêdo in Brazil: Global Cooperation is essential to overcome economic challenges (Thursday, March 15,2018)
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo wrapped up his visit to Brazil on March 15 at the World Economic Forum Latin America Summit in São Paulo, where he praised the sustained recovery of the Brazilian economy and discussed how trade and global cooperation can help countries overcome economic challenges and promote growth, development and job creation. During the summit, the Director-General took part in a key-note panel discussion entitled ‘A New Deal on Globalization’ and in a session entitled ‘E-commerce: expanding Trade Horizons’.
ASEAN’s mega infrastructure future to fuel economic growth (Thursday, March 15,2018)
A global law firm partner has identified mega projects and infrastructure needs as the key drivers of economic growth in ASEAN countries over the next five years.
Why Canada must move quickly on the new Asian trade pact (Thursday, March 15,2018)
Now that International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne has put Canada's signature on the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreement, the doors to the Asia-Pacific are about to crack open for Canadian businesses. But first, the federal government must get the agreement to Parliament for ratification – and, for Canadian business to get the most out of the deal, it needs to do so immediately.
DOC receives petitions for anti dumping investigation on Vietnam’s plastic bags (Wednesday, March 14,2018)
The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has received petitions on an anti-dumping investigation into polyethylene retail carrier bags (plastic bags) from Vietnam, reported the Department of Trade Defence under the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam.
Vietnamese, Lao provinces seek to boost cross-border trade (Wednesday, March 14,2018)
Optimal measures to facilitate cross-border trading of agricultural products and materials through Lao Bao-Densavan international border gate between Vietnam’s central Quang Tri province and Savannakhet province of Laos were discussed at a workshop held in Dong Ha city of Quang Tri on March 13.
Vietnam encourages Japanese investment in manufacturing, hi-tech agriculture (Tuesday, March 13,2018)
Vietnam always encourages and creates all possible conditions for Japanese firms to invest in the country, especially in manufacturing industry and high-tech agriculture, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh has said.
PM attends Vietnam-New Zealand Business Forum (Tuesday, March 13,2018)
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc advocated boosting cooperation between Vietnam and New Zealand in fields of mutual interest such as education-training, organic agriculture, smart agriculture, and infrastructure while addressing the Vietnam-New Zealand Business Forum in Auckland on March 13.
PM visits Auckland University of Technology, meets OVs in New Zealand (Tuesday, March 13,2018)
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, his wife and delegation on March 12 visited the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) where he also met with representatives of Vietnamese people in New Zealand as part of his official visit to New Zealand from March 11-14.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc leaves for visits to New Zealand, Australia (Monday, March 12,2018)
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse and a high-level delegation left Hanoi on March 11 for an official visit to New Zealand from March 11 -14 at the invitation of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Vietnam urged to encourage ASEAN nations to join OECD (Friday, March 9,2018)
Vietnam should encourage other ASEAN members to join the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a senior official from the Japanese Foreign Ministry said at the Ministerial Conference of the OECD in Tokyo on March 8.
PM orders meticulous preparation for GMS, CLV summits (Thursday, March 8,2018)
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged the organising board of the 6th Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS-6) Summit and the 10th Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV-10) Development Triangle Summit to forge ahead with thorough preparations for the events which are scheduled in Hanoi from March 29-31.
Transport – a highlight of GMS Economic Cooperation Programme (Thursday, March 8,2018)
With financial aid from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and other sponsors, the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Economic Cooperation Programme has supported the region to carry out a number of priority projects with notable outcomes recorded in the field of transport.
Vietnam backs direct air route to Bangladesh (Wednesday, March 7,2018)
Vietnam supports the opening of a direct air route to Bangladesh in the near future, President Tran Dai Quang said at a reception for the President of the Bangladesh Business Council on March 6.
Vietnam attends Foodex Japan 2018 (Wednesday, March 7,2018)
Twenty Vietnamese businesses attended Japan’s largest international food and beverage exhibition, Foodex Japan 2018 at the Makuhari Messe convention centre in Chiba on March 6.
Vietnam resolves to make EU lift ‘yellow card’ on seafood (Tuesday, March 6,2018)
The Vietnamese agency assigned to the oversight of the food industry has been implementing various stringent measures in an effort to have the ‘yellow card’ by the European Commission (EC) rescinded.
“Meet The USA 2018” conference- good opportunity for development links (Tuesday, March 6,2018)
The Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Da Nang People’s Committee, the US Embassy and the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (AmCham) jointly held "Meet The USA 2018” conference in the central city of Da Nang on March 5.
Vietnam- Bangladesh joint statement stresses cooperation expansion (Tuesday, March 6,2018)
Vietnam and Bangladesh have issued a joint statement, agreeing to work out ways and means to further expand and strengthen meaningful bilateral cooperation in all areas of mutual benefit.
President Quang arrives in Dhaka for State visit to Bangladesh (Monday, March 5,2018)
President Tran Dai Quang,his wife and delegation arrived in Dhaka on March 4 afternoon (local time), beginning a three-day State visit to Bangladesh at the invitation of President Mohammad Abdul Hamid.
MoIT urges US to carefully consider restrictions to steel imports (Monday, March 5,2018)
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has requested the US to carefully consider alternative means to restrict the import of steel and aluminum products from Vietnam.
Vietnam-Bangladesh trade expected to soar after President’s visit (Monday, March 5,2018)
President Tran Dai Quang’s State visit to Bangladesh from March 4-6 is expected to blow a breath of air, bringing two-way trade to the higher level in the near future.
ASEAN economic ministers meet in Singapore (Friday, March 2,2018)
Economic chiefs of the 10 ASEAN countries gathered in Singapore on March 1 for the 24th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Retreat (AEM Retreat).
President Tran Dai Quang leaves for India (Friday, March 2,2018)
President Tran Dai Quang, his wife, and a high-level delegation left Hanoi on March 2 morning to pay a three-day State visit to India.
Vietnam priotizes joint efforts to boost ASEM cooperation (Friday, March 2,2018)
Vietnam always places importance and high priority on contributing to concerted efforts to enhance the role of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) cooperation.
President affirms encouraging more Indian investments in Vietnam (Thursday, March 1,2018)
President Tran Dai Quang has said that Vietnam encourages more investments from India so that the latter will become one of the top investors in Vietnam.