ASEAN officials, businesses discuss FTAs World

ASEAN officials, businesses discuss FTAs

Officials and business representatives from 10 ASEAN member countries gathered in Siem Reap , Cambodia on Jan. 16 to discuss opportunities and challenges from free trade agreements (FTAs) as well as ways that ASEAN will benefit from the agreements.
Politics

APEC leaders agree TPP agreement framework

The leaders of Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam and the US on Nov. 12 announced the broad outlines of their Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Vietnam assumes ASEAN Brussels Committee Chair Politics

Vietnam assumes ASEAN Brussels Committee Chair

Vietnam, as the rotating Chair of the ASEAN Brussels Committee (ABC) in the last six months of the year, hosted the first ABC session in Belgium on July 26 with the participation of ambassadors of ASEAN member countries in Brussels.
Business

Seminar discusses FTA labour issues

A seminar entitled, “The labour issue in free trade agreements (FTAs) - international experience - opportunities and challenges for Vietnam ” was held in Hanoi on April 29.
FTAs have positive impact on ASEAN trade Business

FTAs have positive impact on ASEAN trade

At the 42nd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting, the Chairman, Vu Huy Hoang, confirmed the positive impact the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have had on trade within the group.
Japanese firms plan to boost investment in ASEAN Business

Japanese firms plan to boost investment in ASEAN

Japanese companies are planning to increase their investment in (ASEAN) countries in order to make use of their abundant materials, low labour costs, investment encouragement policies and abilities to adapt to new technologies.
Business

Global post-crisis awareness discussed in Hanoi

The World Bank (WB) and the Republic of Korea ’s Development Institute (KDI) jointly held a workshop in Hanoi on March 10 to share views on economics in the post-crisis period and the competitiveness of exports.
World

EU seeks FTAs with ASEAN countries

The European Union (EU) has decided to open negotiations on free trade agreements (FTAs) with member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), German news agency DPA said on December 24.