ASEAN works to boost trade to deal with COVID-19 crisis ASEAN

ASEAN works to boost trade to deal with COVID-19 crisis

ASEAN members are working on facilitating increased trade, removing trade barriers and reducing transaction costs to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, the top official at Thailand's Department of Trade Negotiations said on March 4.
Malaysia unveils five-year national trade blueprint World

Malaysia unveils five-year national trade blueprint

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has unveiled the National Trade Blueprint (NTBp) for 2021 - 2025 to strengthen the country’s position as a leading export country and enhance its trade competitiveness.
Vietnam, China work to facilitate bilateral trade Business

Vietnam, China work to facilitate bilateral trade

The Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce have signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the establishment of a Working Group on Vietnam-China Trade Facilitation and the bilateral cooperation plan in the 2021-2025 period.
Canada assists women-led enterprises in Vietnam  Business

Canada assists women-led enterprises in Vietnam

The Trade Facilitation Office (TFO) Canada and the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Trade Promotion Agency (VIETRADE) signed a cooperation agreement via videoconference on June 1 to improve the export capacity of women-led enterprises in Vietnam during the 2021-2024 period.
Businesses updated on Vietnam-Cuba Trade Agreement Business

Businesses updated on Vietnam-Cuba Trade Agreement

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) held a seminar in Hanoi on December 18 to provide businesses with an insight into the Vietnam-Cuba Trade Agreement, the Latin American country’s first deal with an Asian partner.
Administrative reforms crucial to capitalisation of EVFTA: dialogue Business

Administrative reforms crucial to capitalisation of EVFTA: dialogue

Reforming administrative procedures and improving infrastructure quality are decisive factors in capitalising on the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), heard a dialogue between officials of Ho Chi Minh City and the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) on July 28.
Philippine customs rolls out electronic cargo tracking system ASEAN

Philippine customs rolls out electronic cargo tracking system

The Philippines’ Bureau of Customs (BOC) is rolling out the electronic tracking of containerised cargo (E-TRACC) system in various ports nationwide next month as part of efforts to automate operations and processes towards enhanced trade facilitation and strengthened border protection.
Trade facilitation to promote ASEAN investment ASEAN

Trade facilitation to promote ASEAN investment

The ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC) proposed initiatives to promote ASEAN investment through trade facilitation at the ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) and ABAC Consultation in Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang on March 10.
Logistics industry problems persist: conference Business

Logistics industry problems persist: conference

The logistics industry in Vietnam, especially HCM City, continues to face challenges like red tape and traffic congestion near border gates despite progress made in facilitating trade, Dinh Ngoc Thang, head of the city Department of Customs, told a recent conference.
VN, USAID partner to enhance import-export specialised inspection Business

VN, USAID partner to enhance import-export specialised inspection

A Vietnamese top customs official on August 27 met with representatives from ministries, public agencies and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to discuss the implementation of a trade facilitation project, with an emphasis on import-export specialised inspection.