RCEP hoped to be signed by year-end (Friday, August 3,2018)
Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong expressed his hope that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be signed by the end of this year.
Vietnam, ASEAN set community building goals (Thursday, August 2,2018)
The 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and Related Meetings opened in Singapore on August 2, discussing orientations and solutions to build an ASEAN Community, and implement master plans on building an ASEAN community in line with the ASEAN Vision towards 2025.
Vietnam pledges to augment ASEAN+3 and EAS cooperation (Thursday, August 2,2018)
Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung has affirmed Vietnam's commitment to accelerate the practical and effective ASEAN+3 and East Asian Summit (EAS) cooperation process at the ASEAN+3 Senior Officials Meeting and related meetings in Singapore.
Keidanren commended for fostering Vietnam-Japan investment ties (Wednesday, August 1,2018)
President Tran Dai Quang hosted a reception in Hanoi on July 31 for a delegation from the Japan-Vietnam Economic Committee under the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren), the largest economic organisation in Japan with 1,340 companies, 109 industrial associations, and 49 regional economic organisations.
Seventh phase of Vietnam – Japan Joint Initiative launched (Wednesday, August 1,2018)
The seventh phase of the Vietnam-Japan Joint Initiative was launched in Hanoi on July 31, covering some matters left by the previous phase and new contents.
Vietnam among top 3 regional destinations for Singapore firms (Wednesday, August 1,2018)
Vietnam is among the top three investment destinations in Southeast Asia for Singapore-based companies in the next two years, according to the latest HSBC study.
AEC broadens its effects on Vietnam (Tuesday, July 31,2018)
Two and a half years have elapsed since the ASEAN Economic Community was established and businesses in Vietnam are taking advantage of the bloc’s import tariff cuts to expand their exports, aiming to narrow the trade deficit between Vietnam and ASEAN.
CPTPP to open new opportunities for Canadian companies in Vietnam (Tuesday, July 31,2018)
More business delegations from Canada are visiting Vietnam, and this is just the first step in the potential cooperation between the two countries, according to Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam Ping Kitnikone.
Hanoi to boost fruit and veggie exports at Asia Fruit Logistica 2018 (Tuesday, July 31,2018)
Hanoi will showcase its fresh fruit and vegetables at the Asia Fruit Logistica which is set to take place in Hong Kong (China) on September 3-9 in order to boost exports of its agricultural products to the world market, according to the Hanoi Centre for Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion (HPA).
Woodwork exporters told to adapt to changes from US market (Monday, July 30,2018)
Analysts have advised wooden furniture manufacturers to focus on developing certified woodwork with clear origin and to diversify import sources.
Conference promotes investment, tourism in Laos’ Sekong province (Monday, July 30,2018)
Authorities of Laos’ Sekong province organised an investment and tourism promotion conference in Tam Ky city of the Vietnamese central province of Quang Nam on July 26.
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.