Business

New opportunities for leather and footwear exports

The Vietnamese leather, footwear and handbag industry has more room for export development due to increased market demand and shifted production orders to Vietnam , the Vietnam Economic News reported on August 15.
Garment enterprises strive to take advantages of GSP Business

Garment enterprises strive to take advantages of GSP

Being aware that it is not easy to take advantage of the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) mainly due to the certificates of origin of input materials, Vietnamese textile and garment enterprises are trying to take every available opportunity to increase their market shares. A report by the Ministry of Industry and Trade's Vietnam Economic News.
Vietnam, Italy to strengthen legislative ties Politics

Vietnam, Italy to strengthen legislative ties

The agreement to establish a strategic partnership between Vietnam and Italy created new co-operation opportunities for the parliaments of both countries, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said in Rome on March 21.
Business

EU-Vietnam FTA: Opportunities and challenges

After six rounds of negotiations, Vietnam and the European Union are now close to signing the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) which is expected to benefit the Vietnamese economy, especially in the export sector, said weekly Vietnam Business Forum magazine.
Seminar discusses impacts of VN-EU trade deal Business

Seminar discusses impacts of VN-EU trade deal

The EU-Vietnam free trade agreement (EVFTA) should be considered alongside other agreements to evaluate the opportunities and challenges it brings about, thus aiding the renovation of Vietnam’s growth model, economists have said.

Experts at a March 5 seminar in Ho Chi Minh City remarked that Vietnam wants to spur export and lure more investment through the agreement in order to open itself up to the region and the world.
Business

New opportunities, challenges for VN's footwear industry

From 2014 Vietnamese non-sensitive footware products exported to the European Union will enjoy zero tax rate, while tax rates applied for products in that list will decrease by 3.5 percent from the former rates. According to the Vietnam Economic News, this is seen as a golden opportunity for the country's footwear industry but the newspaper also warned that it is not easy to seize that opportunity.
Vietnam, EU look to reach FTA deal by late 2014 Business

Vietnam, EU look to reach FTA deal by late 2014

Vietnam and the European Union (EU) have vowed to conclude negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) by late 2014, possibly before next October, so as to issue an official statement at the 10th Asia – Europe Meeting slated for the same month in Milan, Italy.
Society

Vietnam-Luxembourg sign adoption MoU

Vietnam and Luxembourg have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) detailing administrative procedures in international adoption between the two countries within the framework of the Hague Convention.