Vietnam, EU to reinforce ties in FTA implementation Business

Vietnam, EU to reinforce ties in FTA implementation

Vietnam and the European Union (EU) witnessed strong growth in bilateral trade in the first months of 2021, which is largely attributed to the EU - Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) that took effect on August 1 last year.
Vietnam footwear exports to EU grow Business

Vietnam footwear exports to EU grow

Thanks to the preferential tariffs under the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, footwear exports to the bloc’s 27 member countries increased by 19.2 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021.
Man jailed for storing 780 kg of African pangolin scales Environment

Man jailed for storing 780 kg of African pangolin scales

The People’s Court of northern Hung Yen province on June 2 sentenced a man to five years and three months in jail for storing 780 kg of pangolin scales - a type of banned goods - in accordance with Clause 3, Article 191 of the 2015 Penal Code (revised and supplemented in 2017).
Customs sector helps exporters utilise benefits of FTAs Business

Customs sector helps exporters utilise benefits of FTAs

The customs sector will continue to introduce measures to help Vietnamese enterprises fully tap the benefits brought about by free trade agreements (FTAs) Vietnam has signed with foreign partners, an official from the General Department of Vietnam Customs has said.
Vietnam successfully escorts ASEAN through a tough year ASEAN

Vietnam successfully escorts ASEAN through a tough year

Vietnam’s ASEAN Chairmanship Year 2020 has officially concluded, with the country successfully leading the association through a challenging year and continuing to promote its role in the region and seize new opportunities.
RCEP: local enterprises stepping firmly forward Business

RCEP: local enterprises stepping firmly forward

The commitment to market opening and tax incentives in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement will generate huge opportunities for Vietnam to increase its share in the 26 trillion USD market.
Vietnam needs seafood solutions Business

Vietnam needs seafood solutions

Vietnam needs to strengthen measures to achieve the sustainable development of seafood exports to the EU market, especially after the EVFTA comes into effect, according to experts.
Origin fraud threatens local exporters Business

Origin fraud threatens local exporters

After a local silk importer was recently found to be disguising Chinese products as Vietnamese to sell them in India, experts have warned of the risks of losing out on exports and preferential tariffs due to intellectual property (IP) violations.
ASEAN, Japan adopt COVID-19 economic resilience action plan World

ASEAN, Japan adopt COVID-19 economic resilience action plan

Economic ministers in ASEAN member states and Japan approved the ASEAN - Japan Economic Resilience Action Plan at a virtual meeting chaired by Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh on July 29, as part of the efforts to promote solidarity between the two sides in combating COVID-19.