ASEAN, Pacific Alliance seeks closer relations amid COVID-19 World

ASEAN, Pacific Alliance seeks closer relations amid COVID-19

The Committee of Parmanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR) and the Pacific Alliance (PA), a regional integration initiative comprising Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, have met via video-conference to further strengthen relations between the two organisations.
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.
Business community prepared for EU trade agreement Videos

Business community prepared for EU trade agreement

Vietnam’s business community has a spring in its step now the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) were officially ratified by the National Assembly on June 8.
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.