EVFTA to help improve Vietnam’s competitiveness: researcher Business

EVFTA to help improve Vietnam’s competitiveness: researcher

The European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), once taking effect, will help increase the competitiveness of Vietnam as well local enterprises and commodities, said Pham Tat Thang, a senior researcher at the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Trade Research Institute.
Domestic supplies important to Vietnamese garment & textile industry Business

Domestic supplies important to Vietnamese garment & textile industry

Vietnam’s textile industry could not take full advantage from the new-generation free trade agreements like the Europe-Vietnam free trade agreement (EVFTA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) if it continues dependence on imported raw and accessories, according to watchers.
Deputies put trust in new State leader Politics

Deputies put trust in new State leader

Deputies at the 14th National Assembly have expressed confidence in Tran Dai Quang, who was re-elected as the State President in the July 25 election with 98.18 percent of votes.
Ministry works on farm export issues Business

Ministry works on farm export issues

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has proposed that the Government should establish a working group to resolve difficulties faced by enterprises in consuming and exporting farming and fishery products.
Young NA deputies group set up Politics

Young NA deputies group set up

A group of young National Assembly deputies has been established under a resolution of the NA Standing Committee, bringing together deputies under 45 years old on a voluntary basis with the aim of creating a platform for them to exchange ideas and share experiences.
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Vietnam urged to expand overseas markets

A leading Vietnamese trade expert suggests that Vietnam seek alternative trading partners to reduce reliance on China market, and revise cross-border trade policy with its neighbour to increase value-added exports, radio The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) reported on July 6.
Business

Firms show distaste for local salt

Local enterprises have asked the State to give them quotas on importing industrial salt for chemical and healthcare sectors while the local raw salt inventory remains high.
Business

Volatile retail climate to last through 2012

The domestic retail market will continue experiencing difficulties next year due to volatile business conditions, experts told the "World and Vietnam: Forecast 2012" seminar held in the capital over the weekend.
Business

Agricultural imports rise 23 percent

Vietnam saw a year-on-year increase of 22.6 percent to 10.4 billion USD in the first eight months of this year in imports of material for production and processing and finished products for the farming, forestry and seafood industries, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.