EU to scrap shoe tariffs

The European Union's tariffs on leather shoes imported from Vietnam and China will expire at the end of March, following a decision to do away with the duties.

Vietnam's trade mission in the EU, Belgium and Luxembourg quoted the European Commission spokesman John Clancy as saying: "Given that the European shoemakers' association has publicly stated that it has not applied for an extension of the duties on certain Chinese and Vietnamese shoes, it's therefore very clear to everyone that the current measures in place will expire on April 1."


Trade relations with Germany flourish

Vietnamese and German officials said they were optimistic at bilateral trade ties in the years to come, following a gathering to mark the 35 th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations in Ho Chi Minh City on September 30.

Vietnam needs to respond to trade disputes

Knowledge of trading and the law is essential for Vietnamese businesses to cope with disputes over goods exported to the US and the European Union (EU), said a senior trade official.

The Deputy Head of the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI)’s Trade Promotion Department, Le Hoang Anh, stated this at a seminar entitled ‘International Trade and Foreign Investment’ in Hanoi on July 1.

Italian festival starts in Vietnam

A campaign of promotions showcasing the Italian lifestyle as well as the technologies used to make popular Italian products will be held in several major cities across Vietnam , starting on June 18.

US businesses to visit Vietnam

US businesses will have an opportunity to explore trade opportunities and develop contacts during a Minnesota Trade Office (MTO) mission to Vietnam from May 7-15.

Canadian group pushes Atlantic corridor

Transport and education officials from four Canadian provinces are holding a series of business meetings, tours, presentations and discussions with their Vietnamese counterparts during a trade mission in Vung Tau, HCM City, Hai Phong and Hanoi.

ASEAN Family Day in Argentina

The embassies of ASEAN member countries in Argentina held an ASEAN Family Day on October 11 including numerous cultural events and entertainments.