Thailand pins high hope on FTAs to boost exports

Thailand pins high hope on FTAs to boost exports

Thailand’s Commerce Ministry looks set to propose negotiation frameworks for the Thailand-EU free trade agreement (FTA) and ASEAN-Canada FTA for cabinet approval in the third quarter, aiming to boost the country's exports.
Export of agricultural, forestry and fishery products brightening in the first half

Export of agricultural, forestry and fishery products brightening in the first half

The export value of agricultural, forestry, and fishery products in the first half reached $24 billion, a rise of 28.2 per cent on-year.
Index of industrial production rises in first four months

Index of industrial production rises in first four months

The first four months of 2021 witnessed a 10 per cent rise in the Index of Industrial Production, showing the positive recovery of the Vietnamese economy.
Leverage for Vietnam's agricultural products to take off

Leverage for Vietnam's agricultural products to take off

International integration is opening up golden opportunities for Vietnam's agri-products, but the value chain of agricultural products needs to be optimised.
RCEP smooths way for Vietnam to join global supply chains

RCEP smooths way for Vietnam to join global supply chains

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement has enabled Vietnam to be connected better with global supply chains compared with other new-generation free trade agreements (FTAs), an official has said.
Upbeat export prospects for 2021

Upbeat export prospects for 2021

Vietnam has posted impressive export-import performance despite the health crisis, with Ho Chi Minh City, the northern province of Thai Nguyen, and the southern province of Binh Duong heralded as the top performers thanks to the inputs of both local and foreign businesses.
Added trade potential for Vietnam with UK-EU deals

Added trade potential for Vietnam with UK-EU deals

The United Kingdom-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA), which was inked in December last year and came into force on the last day of the year, is a seamless part of Vietnam’s great efforts to achieve economic integration and development.
Committed to transport funding aims

Committed to transport funding aims

The transport sector wrapped up 2020 with some encouraging results, and is working on solutions to increase its attraction to private investors. Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The discussed with VIR’s Bich Thuy the highlights of the past year and new prospects for the next decade. 
Building a future of inclusive finance

Building a future of inclusive finance

Vietnam is enjoying the boons associated with the government’s effective containment of COVID-19 as well as ratification of major free trade agreements.
List of FTAs joined by Vietnam as of December 2020 (Infographics)

List of FTAs joined by Vietnam as of December 2020 (Infographics)

FTAs in which Vietnam has joined cover most continents. They comprise nearly 60 economies which altogether make up ~90% global GDP.
An inclusive view of integration successes

An inclusive view of integration successes

2020 is of great significance to Vietnam’s economy as the country has deepened its engagement with the international community through a string of newly-signed landmark trade deals.
International integration through strong intellectual property rights protection

International integration through strong intellectual property rights protection

Since Vietnam has become more integrated globally, in part through its free trade agreements, intellectual property rights will become an even more important factor in how organisations view the business climate in Vietnam. Nguyen Van Loi, former judge of the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam, explains why these rights should be a key concern for every business.
Embracing mutual benefits on the back of new deal

Embracing mutual benefits on the back of new deal

Vietnam and Australia are expected to enjoy flourishing economic ties as both are members of the recently-signed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. Chau Ta, vice president of AusCham Vietnam, shared the trends of Australian investment in Vietnam in light of the new agreement with VIR’s Thanh Van.
Logistics industry to flourish from added exposure to world via RCEP

Logistics industry to flourish from added exposure to world via RCEP

Once in effect, the recently-signed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is expected to boost Vietnam’s logistics industry, creating more opportunities for all players in the country.
New FTAs puts logistics in limelight

New FTAs puts logistics in limelight

New-generation free trade agreements are increasing the importance of domestic logistics groups, with Vietnam emerging as a safe yet high-return market for overseas parties pouring money into new developments.
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