RCEP countries make "significant" progress in trade talks World

RCEP countries make "significant" progress in trade talks

Ministers from 15 Asia-Pacific countries negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement on August 27 said they have made "significant progress" toward the signing of the deal by the end of the year, while whether India will stay on as a member of the framework remains uncertain.
Tax chiefs in Asia-Pacific region discuss digital tax World

Tax chiefs in Asia-Pacific region discuss digital tax

Tax chiefs from 17 Asia-Pacific countries and territories, including Vietnam, began their annual talks in Indonesia to discuss a digital tax and how to tackle the issue of base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS).
Asia-Pacific countries push ahead with RCEP negotiations World

Asia-Pacific countries push ahead with RCEP negotiations

Officials of 16 Asia-Pacific countries have voiced their commitment to accelerating negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement with the hope of finalising it by November, according to a Thai official.
RCEP ministerial meeting opens in Cambodia World

RCEP ministerial meeting opens in Cambodia

Ministers from 16 Asia-Pacific countries met in Siem Reap, Cambodia on March 2 to negotiate the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in the context of forecasts that participating sides are yet to narrow gaps related to tax and other matters.
Pacific countries seek to expand CPTPP World

Pacific countries seek to expand CPTPP

Chief negotiators of the 11 countries involved in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on July 18 met in Kanagawa prefecture of Japan to accelerate the completion of domestic procedures so that the deal will come into effect soon.
PM meets Presidents of Nauru, Marshall, Guyana on GEF-6 sidelines Politics

PM meets Presidents of Nauru, Marshall, Guyana on GEF-6 sidelines

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had meetings with leaders of the South Pacific countries of Nauru and Marshall, and Guyana, a South American country, on the sidelines of the sixth Assembly of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in the central city of Da Nang on June 27.
Asian-Pacific countries show high trust in Vietnam’s capacity Politics

Asian-Pacific countries show high trust in Vietnam’s capacity

The Asian-Pacific countries’ nomination of Vietnam as the only candidate of the region for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 2020-2021 tenure reflects their high support for and trust in the country’s role and capacity, said Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang.