Vietnam-EAEU free trade agreement to take effect on October 5 hinh anh 1The FTA between Vietnam and five countries in the EAEU will take effect on October 5, 2016. (Source:

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam-Eurasia Economic Union Free Trade Agreement (VN-EAEU FTA) will take effect on October 5, 2016, according to an announcement released by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).

According to the MoIT’s Europe Market Department, the VN-EAEU FTA, which features Vietnam, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan, was initiated from March, 2013 and after eight official rounds of negotiations and many mid-term meetings, the agreement was signed on May 29, 2015.

The Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recently issued a statement announcing that the two sides have completed procedures and the agreement will take effect from October 5, 2016.

After the VN-EAEU FTA takes effect, the two sides will establish a joint committee, a committee on goods trade, and a subcommittee on origin regulations for the effective implementation and supervision of the agreement.-VNA