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.
Ample opportunities for EU and Vietnamese agri-food producers following EVFTA

Ample opportunities for EU and Vietnamese agri-food producers following EVFTA

The EVFTA has opened up opportunities for both sides looking to profit from an already thriving trading partnership, particularly in the agri-food sector.
56 per cent of EU businesses plan to expand in ASEAN

56 per cent of EU businesses plan to expand in ASEAN

56 per cent of EU businesses plan to expand operations in ASEAN, according to the sixth Business Sentiment Survey by the EU-ASEAN Business Council.
Rice exporters gear up to penetrate EU arena

Rice exporters gear up to penetrate EU arena

Vietnamese companies have been stepping up investment to boost rice exports to Europe – however, it remains a challenging task penetrate the market efficiently.
Export prospects rise though forestry decree

Export prospects rise though forestry decree

With the EU being among the largest importers of Vietnam’s timber products, a fresh decree on legal assurance has marked an important step towards the full implementation of the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Voluntary Partnership Agreement between Vietnam and the EU.
Ample potential for Norwegian wind energy cooperation

Ample potential for Norwegian wind energy cooperation

Vietnam’s approach to sustainable energy and the emergence of wind energy in the market offer tremendous opportunities for Norwegian companies.
Increasing agricultural quality through new EU deal

Increasing agricultural quality through new EU deal

The historic EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement has been in force for nearly two months now.
EVFTA to have wide impacts on transport businesses

EVFTA to have wide impacts on transport businesses

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement is having an impact on the local government procurement market, with transport being among the more attractive sectors to EU businesses.
Vietnam first 126 tonnes rice to Europe under EVFTA   

Vietnam first 126 tonnes rice to Europe under EVFTA   

The first batch of 126 tonnes of fragrant rice Jasmine 85 will be officially exported to the EU under the terms of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).
EU welcomes Decree on Timber Legality Assurance System of Vietnam

EU welcomes Decree on Timber Legality Assurance System of Vietnam

The government Decree on Timber Legality Assurance System is an important step towards the implementation of the relevant annex of the EU-Vietnam VPA FLEGT.
EVFTA – for a mutual future beyond tariff elimination

EVFTA – for a mutual future beyond tariff elimination 3

In the context of still depressed global trade, the long-awaited EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) has come into force in August 2020. A bit of light in these dark times, this FTA offers significant benefits to Vietnam in the years to come.
EU competitors in railway public procurement mix

EU competitors in railway public procurement mix

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement is opening new doors for EU contractors in the Vietnamese government procurement in the railway sector, and new scenarios for domestic firms, too...
Vietnamese seafood well placed to benefit from EVFTA

Vietnamese seafood well placed to benefit from EVFTA

As a top seafood import market for the EU, Vietnamese seafood is ideally placed to take advantage of the EVFTA, according to a report by Fitch Solutions.
Investing in people to avail of EU’s tech advances

Investing in people to avail of EU’s tech advances

Vietnam’s integration into global value chains will remain just a dream without foreign investment, says Giorgio Aliberti, Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam, who discussed with VIR’s Hai Van what can be expected in the coming years.
EU competition in redrawn public procurement landscape

EU competition in redrawn public procurement landscape

Nguyen Thi Thu Trang, director of the WTO and International Trade Centre under the VCCI, analyses how government procurements will change with EU investors.
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