Vietnam, EU sign free trade, investment protection agreements Business

Vietnam, EU sign free trade, investment protection agreements

The EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU – Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) were officially signed in Hanoi on June 30 afternoon, in the witness of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Vietnamese National Assembly and Government leaders, and leaders of the European Union (EU).
Enterprises plan ways to beat regional rivals Business

Enterprises plan ways to beat regional rivals

On the recommendation of economic experts at a Ho Chi Minh City workshop on May 7, Vietnamese enterprises should research better ways to stand out from their regional competition, something that will be particularly important once the ASEAN Economic Community is officially formed in 2015.
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Trade deals have yet to fully bear fruit for farmers

Seven years after Vietnam gained full membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), its agricultural sector still had not taken full advantage of the economic integration, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu.
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Free trade pact facilitates VN’s exports to China, ASEAN

Exports of made-in-Vietnam goods to the ASEAN and Chinese markets are set to rise due to the regional free trade area officially coming into effect on January 1, said the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Under commitments between ASEAN and China , 90 percent of goods are set to be tariff-free between China and the six ASEAN founding members -- Brunei , Indonesia , Malaysia , the Philippines , Singapore and Thailand --in the initial period.