Society

Intellectual rights law ‘crucial' for competition

The effective protection of intellectual property (IP) rights would encourage innovation, healthy competition and development in Vietnam , experts said at a two-day seminar entitled "Intellectual Property Rights and Vietnam 's Deep Integration into the World Economy".
Business

ASEM working group on customs matters convenes

The priority tasks for more in depth cooperation between future Asia-Europe (ASEM) customs operations was high on the agenda of the fourth meeting of the ASEM Working Group on Customs Matters (AWC) in Hanoi on May 6.
World

Indonesia to assess free trade deal impacts

Indonesia has set up a special task group work focusing on in forecasting disadvantages domestic industries may encounter because of the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA) and the Common Effective Preferential Tariff (CEFT) brought by the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement.
APEC ministers push for free trade area World

APEC ministers push for free trade area

The 21st APEC Ministerial Meeting ended in Singapore on Nov. 12 after issuing a joint statement that called for the building of a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP).
Society

Vietnam, US discuss IPR enforcement

The US is willing to provide lecturers and training manuals for Vietnam to build a training network for officers enforcing the Intellectual Property Law, a US District judge has affirmed.
Politics

President holds talks with ABAC chiefs

State President Nguyen Minh Triet confirmed that Vietnam resolutely opposes protectionism as it prevents economies from developing strongly and in a free manner.