IPs with seaports will have the advantage in attracting new-generation FDI flows

IPs with seaports will have the advantage in attracting new-generation FDI flows

Shipping took the throne after COVID-19 disrupted the transport industry, while new FTAs are creating new opportunities for industrial real estate.
EU-Vietnam bilateral rises $480 million in first year of EVFTA

EU-Vietnam bilateral rises $480 million in first year of EVFTA

As of the end of September, EU corporations have invested about $22 billion in Vietnam, half a billion dollar more than a year ago, despite the pandemic.
China formally applies for CPTPP accession

China formally applies for CPTPP accession

China has held initial discussions about joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Hong Kong plans accession to RCEP

Hong Kong plans accession to RCEP

Hong Kong is planning to join the RCEP with a view to strengthening the city as a gateway for trade, investment, and business between China and RCEP economies.
Former German vice chancellor to become Vietnam’s honorary consul to Switzerland

Former German vice chancellor to become Vietnam’s honorary consul to Switzerland

Dr. Philipp Rösler, former Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister of Economics and Technology of Germany, will be officially sworn in later this month.
Members look for quick EFTA accord

Members look for quick EFTA accord

Vietnam is hoping that a free trade agreement with the European Free Trade Area – which comprises of Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein – will improve both sides’ market access in trade. However, negotiations are dragging on into their ninth year.
Vietnam export performance soars after two years into CPTPP

Vietnam export performance soars after two years into CPTPP

Vietnam has expanded trade in goods and foreign direct investment attraction after two years into the CPTPP.
EU-Vietnam FTA after the first year: Remarkable achievements amid COVID-19

EU-Vietnam FTA after the first year: Remarkable achievements amid COVID-19

After the first year in effect, the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement brought about remarkable achievements even in the midst of an unprecedented global pandemic.
Furniture and agricultural products from Vietnam to enjoy zero-tariff access to Peru

Furniture and agricultural products from Vietnam to enjoy zero-tariff access to Peru

A slew of products traded between Vietnam and Peru will be subject to zero tariffs as Peru officially ratified the CPTPP.
Vietnam to be removed from GSP of EAEU

Vietnam to be removed from GSP of EAEU

Vietnam will be removed from the list of generalised scheme preferences (GSP) of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) from October 2021.
Longer-term benefits ahead for UK trade

Longer-term benefits ahead for UK trade

Vietnam is expected to reap a range of benefits in expanding ties with the UK on the back of the bilateral trade deal agreement taking effect on May 1
Swiss investors perk up at prospects

Swiss investors perk up at prospects

Vietnam will continue to lure in more Swiss investors thanks to the country’s vast potential and its emerging position as safe haven in the midst of the challenges caused by the prolonged pandemic.
Mixed fortunes for seafood sector in unpredictable year

Mixed fortunes for seafood sector in unpredictable year

Last year has been a year with ups and downs for the seafood sector. While the consumption and export of basa fish stagnated mostly due to the global health crisis, shrimp farmers still saw a successful 2020. With an array of newly-effective free trade agreements, local seafood providers are now looking towards a future of boosted sales and exports.
Suitable policies related to RCEP should be planned now

Suitable policies related to RCEP should be planned now

With the practical assessment of the report on the RCEP impacts on Vietnam, the agreement could prove more beneficial for the country.
UKVFTA boost Vietnam and UK bilateral trade

UKVFTA boost Vietnam and UK bilateral trade

With great export prospects from the UKVFTA, exports to the UK may make up more than a single per cent ($700 billion) of Vietnam's import turnover.
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