Vietnam external relations in 2020: mettle and new posture Politics

Vietnam external relations in 2020: mettle and new posture

Vietnam’s diplomatic sector overcame numerous challenges throughout 2020 to create, grasp and optimise new cooperation opportunities, thus contributing to the country’s progress towards development, stated Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.
Thailand encourages use of electric vehicles World

Thailand encourages use of electric vehicles

The Industry Ministry of Thailand is pushing ahead with its ambitious plan to bring prices of electric vehicles (EVs) closer to those of traditional fuel-powered cars by reducing the import duty on auto parts used to assemble EVs in the country. ​
EVFTA opens “big door” for Vietnamese rice to enter EU market Business

EVFTA opens “big door” for Vietnamese rice to enter EU market

With the European Union – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), the EU will completely liberalise trade in broken rice, and will reduce the tax rate to zero percent for Vietnamese rice products after three to five years. This is a great opportunity for Vietnamese rice to compete in the EU market.
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.
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.
Vietnamese rice takes bite out of global market Business

Vietnamese rice takes bite out of global market

Vietnam’s rice exports have expanded during the pandemic to surpass rival Thailand in price for the first time in three decades, leading experts to suggest the sector should consolidate its position.
Thailand extends state of emergency for one month World

Thailand extends state of emergency for one month

The Cabinet of Thailand on August 25 approved a one-month extension of the state of emergency through September 30 to control the COVID-19 pandemic as the nation seeks to prolong its streak of going three months without a local transmission.
Research urges ASEAN countries to adjust tax policies ASEAN

Research urges ASEAN countries to adjust tax policies

The Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR), in coordination with Oxfam, Prakarsa, Tax and Fiscal Justice Asia (TAFJA) and Vietnam Tax Justice Alliance (VATJ), on June 25 announced research outcomes on the case of corporate tax incentives in the ASEAN towards sustainable tax policies in the ASEAN Region.
Car imports plunge in April Business

Car imports plunge in April

Vietnam imported 60,000 cars in April, a decrease of 50.6 percent compared with the previous month, according to the General Department of Customs.