Better coordination for optimal results from EVFTA

Better coordination for optimal results from EVFTA

Over one year after the trade agreement between the European Union and Vietnam came into force, the deal’s positive impacts are clearly visible. However, faced with today’s hurdles, both sides are required to work out further solutions on how to profit the most from the historic agreement.
Improving IP protections to attract fresh EU investment

Improving IP protections to attract fresh EU investment

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) officially entered into force in August. From day one, the EVFTA has started to phase out almost 99 per cent of tariff lines and barriers to trade between Vietnam and the EU.
Provisions now in place via EVFTA for Vietnamese labour advances

Provisions now in place via EVFTA for Vietnamese labour advances

Although the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement may greatly benefit businesses from both sides, they must first abide by labour and social standards set out in the deal to reap the various advantages.
EVFTA widens horizon for logistics expansion

EVFTA widens horizon for logistics expansion

The forthcoming official entry of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreem ent is set to offer a new horizon of development to Vietnam’s logistics industry.
EVFTA promises an enhanced Vietnam

EVFTA promises an enhanced Vietnam

The National Assembly has passed the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement, ushering in a new economic, trade, and investment co-operation outlook for both Vietnam and the EU.
Vietnam notifies EU of its ratification of bilateral deals

Vietnam notifies EU of its ratification of bilateral deals

Diplomatic notes informing about Vietnam’s ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) were presented to the EU Delegation to Vietnam on June 18.
How the EVFTA and EVIPA will help Vietnam lure investment

How the EVFTA and EVIPA will help Vietnam lure investment

The approval by the Vietnamese National Assembly of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) is a historic achievement. It represents an extraordinary step ahead in the relations between the European Union and Vietnam, and it embodies the most appropriate way to celebrate 30 years of diplomatic relations.
Dutch at forefront of new EU investment activities

Dutch at forefront of new EU investment activities

The National Assembly has begun scrutinising a plan to adopt the hallmark EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, marking a milestone in the process of translating the deal into reality.
Patience deemed necessary for EU-Vietnam fog to clear

Patience deemed necessary for EU-Vietnam fog to clear

Many countries in the European Union have been hit hard by the disease, especially Italy, Spain, Germany, and France, leading to the bloc closing all external borders for 30 days.
Doors open for free trade with the EU

Doors open for free trade with the EU

The adoption of trade and investment agreements with the European Union offers Vietnam opportunities to attract more investment and increase its exports to EU member states, making the country less dependent on traditional markets.
Market issues ironed out for EVFTA

Market issues ironed out for EVFTA

The challenges on market access, circulation of products, and tax in the Vietnamese market are expected to be solved ahead of the European Parliament’s crucial vote for the ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement scheduled for early 2020.
EVFTA boosts bilateral trade

EVFTA boosts bilateral trade

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement has been inked, and is expected to usher in immense opportunities for Vietnam to expand its trade and investment ties with EU member states. Austrian Ambassador to Vietnam Thomas Schuller-Götzburg writes about how the agreement will help the country attract more investment from the EU - including from Austria - and how the deal will help boost bilateral trade.
EuroCham opening eyes of investors

EuroCham opening eyes of investors

Ahead of the upcoming enforcement of the landmark EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, European enterprises in Vietnam are seeking to venture further into the most appealing fields in order to bet on their growth potential.
New rules governing protection

New rules governing protection

The new free trade agreement between Vietnam and the European Union will grant Vietnam easier access to a market of over 500 million people, and with GDP of $15 trillion. Dr Oliver Massmann, general director of Duane Morris Vietnam LLC, explains how the agreement affects a range of critical areas from trade in goods and services to public procurement, and investor dispute settlements.  
Meat trade heats up through EVFTA

Meat trade heats up through EVFTA

With the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement expected to take effect later this year, Vietnam is bracing itself for an onslaught of fresh meat and processed food products from the EU, sharpening competition with local goods.
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