More OCOP products to be certified Business

More OCOP products to be certified

Vietnam hopes to have 3,843 products qualified for standards of One Commune-One Product (OCOP) programmes by this year, said deputy minister of agriculture and rural development Tran Thanh Nam at a conference in Hanoi on January 9.
Reduction of corporate income tax proposed Business

Reduction of corporate income tax proposed

Almost all Vietnamese businesses are small and medium-sized, contributing greatly to the economy. Therefore, stimulating these businesses has played an important role in economic development.
2,200 new agricultural firms formed in 2018 Business

2,200 new agricultural firms formed in 2018

As many as 2,200 new agricultural enterprises were set up in 2018, up 12.3 percent compared to 2017 and pushing the total number of firms in the sector to 9,235, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
 Experts talk ways to help businesses improve competitiveness Business

Experts talk ways to help businesses improve competitiveness

Companies should offer higher-quality products and authorities should provide better business networking opportunities to increase purchase of locally made goods and parts, experts said during a conference on competitiveness held on October 11 in HCM City.
Customs bond aids trade: experts Business

Customs bond aids trade: experts

A customs bond model for speeding up clearance of goods is required to deal with Vietnam’s complicated administrative procedures and boost its competitiveness, experts told a conference on trade facilitation in HCM City on September 6.
Foreign exchange reserves hit 63.5 billion USD Business

Foreign exchange reserves hit 63.5 billion USD

The State Bank of Vietnam’s net purchase of foreign currencies exceeded 11 billion USD in the first half of 2018, increasing the nation’s foreign exchange reserves to approximately 63.5 billion USD.
Canada introduces implementing legislation for CPTPP World

Canada introduces implementing legislation for CPTPP

Canadian Minister of International Trade Francois-Philippe Champagne has introduced legislation in the House of Commons for the implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).