EU to get 50 million Pfizer doses early as US prolongs J&J pause

EU to get 50 million Pfizer doses early as US prolongs J&J pause

The European Union said Wednesday that it is expecting 50 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses earlier than expected, as the United States said it would continue a pause in vaccinations using the Johnson & Johnson shot for at least another week so regulators can assess possible blood clot links.
Sanctions and squabbles shift global trade balance

Sanctions and squabbles shift global trade balance

The fabric of global trade is being tugged at once again with the European Union and China entering a new spat over sanctions, while recent dialogues between the latter and the United States were frosty to say the least.
EU warns will block jab exports, Biden doubles goal

EU warns will block jab exports, Biden doubles goal

The European Union warned Thursday it would block certain coronavirus vaccine exports, while President Joe Biden doubled his goal for doses administered in the US by the end of April to 200 million.
EU carbon tax plan compels local suppliers to step up

EU carbon tax plan compels local suppliers to step up

Vietnamese manufacturing exporters will be under pressure to invest in greener solutions once the European Union adopts a resolution on placing a carbon tax on some products from outside the bloc that do not meet decarbonisation standards
Door swings open for further EU-Vietnam development

Door swings open for further EU-Vietnam development

Vietnam and the European Union have experienced 30 years in their bilateral diplomatic relationship. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs To Anh Dung writes about both sides’ comprehensive strides in all sectors over the past decades, with shared brighter prospects awaiting ahead.
URGENT: Brexit talks stuck on fish, fair trade and enforcement

URGENT: Brexit talks stuck on fish, fair trade and enforcement

Negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal between Britain and the European Union are still blocked over fishing rights, rules for fair trade and an enforcement mechanism, European diplomats said Monday.
EU provides 1.3 million EUR to assist flood victims in central Vietnam

EU provides 1.3 million EUR to assist flood victims in central Vietnam

The European Union (EU) announced on October 28 that it would provide 1.3 million EUR (over 1.5 million USD) to bring “critical humanitarian assistance to families affected by severe flooding” in central Vietnam.
EU announces new partnership with 19 ASEAN research institutions

EU announces new partnership with 19 ASEAN research institutions

Nineteen ASEAN research institutions will benefit from new research grants provided by European Union (EU), the EU Mission to ASEAN has announced.
UK PM gives October 15 deadline for Brexit deal

UK PM gives October 15 deadline for Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given an October 15 deadline for a post-Brexit trade agreement with the European Union, brushing off fears about "no-deal" chaos if talks fail.
Getting legal framework up to speed with EVFTA

Getting legal framework up to speed with EVFTA

With the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement coming into force, Vietnam’s investment and trade ties with the European Union are expected to receive a new boost.
EVFTA implementation roadmap of Vietnam and European Union (Infographics)

EVFTA implementation roadmap of Vietnam and European Union (Infographics)

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is considered a comprehensive and high-quality trade pact, which is in line with regulations set by the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The deal is expected to boost Vietnam's exports when it comes into force.
European stocks split as EU seeks virus deal

European stocks split as EU seeks virus deal

Europe's main stock markets moved in mixed directions on Friday as traders watched EU leaders hunker down to try to thrash out the terms of a huge post-coronavirus economic rescue plan.
Institutional tweaks to open up EU investment

Institutional tweaks to open up EU investment

Although Vietnam’s adoption of trade and investment agreements with the European Union are expected to be a boon for Vietnam, it triggers a need for the country to continue intensifying regulatory reforms – a key to help attract more investors and businesses from the EU.
EVFTA remains guiding light in mitigating trade depletion

EVFTA remains guiding light in mitigating trade depletion

The European Union entry ban on its wide borders, which came into effect last week, comes in a crucial year for Vietnamese exporters to the EU, leading to the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement to become ever more important for both sides in the year to come.    
Rules of origin pose questions for sectors jostling for position

Rules of origin pose questions for sectors jostling for position

Although the free trade agreement between the European Union and Vietnam will offer great opportunities for wood investors and exporters, its rules of origin may not provide a big boon to local textile and garment businesses.
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