Farmers harvest coffee in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak (Photo: VNA)
Dak Lak (VNA) – A seminar highlighting opportunities and challenges from the Vietnam-EU free trade agreement for the agricultural sector was held in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on May 30.

The event was organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Delegation of the EU to Vietnam, reported Quan doi Nhan dan (People’s Army) newspaper.

Miriam Garcia Ferrer, First Counsellor and Head of the Trade and Economic Section of the Delegation of the EU to Vietnam, said Vietnam was the second country in ASEAN, after Singapore, to reach a free trade pact with the EU in 2015.

“It was indeed a success for us to negotiate this ambitious FTA. More importantly, grasping all opportunities offered by this trade deal, in particular for the agricultural sector, is another challenge ahead,” she said.

The EU looks forward to cooperation with Vietnamese partners to ensure the best use of the deal, she added.

A Vietnamese-English guide on the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement was also launched, providing the business community with information on the pact.-VNA