Progress made for investment from EU with free trade deal

Progress made for investment from EU with free trade deal

Driven by the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, investment from the bloc into Vietnam has moved in a positive direction over the past year, with bright prospects ahead on the back of the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement coming into force.
Making preparations for fresh free trade climate

Making preparations for fresh free trade climate

The upcoming adoption by the National Assembly of an International Labour Organization convention will make it more favourable for Vietnam to effectively implement new-generation free trade agreements, helping the country’s goods and services to access to more overseas markets.
Free trade signings stimulate success

Free trade signings stimulate success

Fuelled by its positive performance in 2019, Vietnam is expected to continue witnessing high growth in the year to come, Michael Mugliston and Milton Churche, visiting fellows from the Institute for International Trade at the University of Adelaide in South Australia, provide analysis on the outlook for the Vietnamese economy in 2020 amid the country’s growing international integration.
Trump, Trudeau mend fences at White House meeting

Trump, Trudeau mend fences at White House meeting

President Donald Trump hosted his Canadian counterpart Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday (Jun 20) to mend fences after last year's diplomatic meltdown and to push the still un-ratified North American free trade deal.
Preparing for the new era

Preparing for the new era

With the impending signing of a number of new free trade deals set to keep the nation’s economic outlook bright throughout the year, Siemens Vietnam president and CEO Pham Thai Lai spoke with VIR’s Thanh Thu about his optimism, as well as the opportunities and challenges facing Vietnamese businesses.
EU builds ties with Asia in face of US protectionism

EU builds ties with Asia in face of US protectionism

The 28 EU states were joined at a summit in Brussels by more than 20 Asian leaders including Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Japan's Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
US, Canada hold last-minute NAFTA talks as deadline looms

US, Canada hold last-minute NAFTA talks as deadline looms

US and Canadian negotiators were holding eleventh-hour talks on Sunday (Sep 30) aimed at revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement ahead of a Washington-imposed deadline, with the outcome far from certain.
EU firms to bid on public contracts

EU firms to bid on public contracts

Starting early next year, EU investors will be able to tender for several types of public infrastructure projects in Vietnam for the first time under EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement commitments.
Italy's Di Maio says parliamentary majority will reject EU-Canada trade deal

Italy's Di Maio says parliamentary majority will reject EU-Canada trade deal

Italy's deputy prime minister Luigi Di Maio said on Friday (Jul 13) that a majority in parliament would reject an EU-Canada free trade deal, thereby threatening to scupper the entire agreement.
Trading up:  ASEAN ties make mark

Trading up: ASEAN ties make mark

Vietnam should anticipate robust business opportunities from ASEAN and ASEAN+ cooperation, business leaders say.
Nation’s FTA negotiating process in spotlight

Nation’s FTA negotiating process in spotlight

The signed free-trade agreements (FTAs) would enable Vietnam to reel in commercial and investment flows in serving its growth model restructuring.
EU, India to work 'full steam' on free trade pact

EU, India to work 'full steam' on free trade pact

The European Union and India will work "full steam ahead" in talks due to start next week on clinching an ambitious free trade pact ahead of a February deadline, the EU said Saturday.
FTA would allow Euro trade ties to flourish

FTA would allow Euro trade ties to flourish

European Union foreign direct investment in Vietnam is expected to jump if a free trade agreement becomes a reality.
ASEAN accelerates linkages in Asia-Pacific

ASEAN accelerates linkages in Asia-Pacific

ASEAN, an indispensable partner of countries and organizations in the Asia-Pacific region and the world, has accelerated trade and investment liberation in the region, State President Nguyen Minh Triet said at the APEC CEO Summit 2010 in the Japanese city of Yokohama on November 12.
A matter of global customs

A matter of global customs

Cross-border trade is growing significantly as Vietnam integrates more deeply into global markets. While some firms complain about red tape, Grant Thornton Vietnam’s Ronald Parks and Nguyen Truong Hiep offer some sound advice.
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