Vietnam, EU speed up FTA negotiations Business

Vietnam, EU speed up FTA negotiations

Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang and European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom sought to boost Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations during their working session in Kuala Lumpur on April 25.
ASEAN’s greater influence affirmed ASEAN

ASEAN’s greater influence affirmed

A Malaysian senior official asserted the centre role played by ASEAN and its greater influence during a banquet for the bloc’s foreign and economic ministers in Kuala Lumpur, on April 25.
Several important trade agreements to be signed in 2015 Business

Several important trade agreements to be signed in 2015

Free trade agreements (FTAs) between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union, the Republic of Korea (RoK) and the European Union will be signed within 2015, affirmed Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang at a conference held in Hanoi on April 16.
Business

Vietnamese, Chinese senior officials talk economic issues

Minister of Planning and Investment Vu Huy Hoang and Chinese Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng reached consensus on initiatives to boost bilateral economic, trade and industrial cooperation during their working session in Beijing on April 8.
Hanoi turns off the lights for Earth Hour Society

Hanoi turns off the lights for Earth Hour

Hanoi saved 241,000 kWh of electricity, worth around 400 million VND (18,800 USD) thanks to citizens turning off unnecessary lights and electrical equipment from 8.30-9.30pm on March 22, for the 2015 Earth Hour campaign.
Society

Warehouses built for China trade

Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) recently approved a plan for developing a warehousing system at the Vietnam-China border posts.
Business

Poor infrastructure hinders border trade development

International economic integration, the ASEAN Community formation, and trade and transportation cooperation within the Great Mekong Sub-region are offering Vietnam the opportunity to serve as a gateway between China and the ASEAN.
Authorities crackdown on tobacco smuggling Business

Authorities crackdown on tobacco smuggling

Controlling the trading and transportation of smuggled tobacco products in the local tobacco market has to be given top priority, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT).