VOV.VN - A debate has raged for several decades about the real benefit of free trade agreements and whether they create prosperity for Vietnam, said experts from the Ministry of Industry and Trade at a forum late last month in Hanoi.
Domestic garment and textile firms have, for the most part, missed out on the much-touted benefits of free trade agreements (FTAs) that Vietnam has signed, experts said at seminar on August 2.
Thailand and Turkey are moving ahead with Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations to expand the trade volume between both countries, with the goal of doubling the trade value during the next five years.
Imports from the Republic of Korea (ROK) have been increasing rapidly since the Vietnam-ROK FTA took effect in late 2015, as Vietnam’s largest trade deficit is now with the ROK, not China.
The Republic of Korea (RoK) has surpassed the US, the European Union and ASEAN for the first time to become Vietnam’s second-largest trade partner, after China.
The Vietnamese Government will create the most possible conditions for investors from the Netherlands to do business in Vietnam, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
A number of German politicians, experts and papers have hailed Vietnam for raising important voices in trade liberalisation and climate change response.
A joint committee on the Vietnam – Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Free Trade Agreement convened its first meeting at the Moscow headquarters of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) on June 29.
VOV.VN - A seminar on the prospects of a Vietnam-Republic of Korea electronics private sector strategic partnership in the coming decade was held today (June 8) in Seoul, reported the Vietnam News Agency.
The Asian Strategy Centre under the Institute of Economics in the Russian Academy of Sciences held a roundtable workshop in Moscow on June 1 to discuss achievements, difficulties and cooperation prospects in Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership in the 21st century.
VOV.VN - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his hope that Vietnam and the Czech Republic will expand their cooperation in economics, trade, and investment.
A seminar highlighting opportunities and challenges from the Vietnam-EU free trade agreement for the agricultural sector was held in the Central Highland province of Dak Lak on May 30.
Ministers from 11 countries joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are scheduled to gather in Hanoi on May 21, with Japan pushing for the free trade pact to be put into force as soon as possible without the US.
VOV.VN - Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue on May 18 hosted a reception for Belgian Ambassador to Vietnam Jehanne Roccas in Hanoi.
VOV.VN - Transnational companies invested US$4.8 billion of foreign direct investment in Vietnam businesses for the four months leading up to May 2017, up 3.2% from a year ago, reports the Foreign Investment Agency.
A big development gap between APEC member economies is hindering the region’s auto industry from transferring technology and promoting linkages, said an official of the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).
Luxembourg’s Chamber of Commerce and Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs have co-organised an ASEAN Day in the country to mark the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the 40th year since the establishment of EU-ASEAN Dialogue Relation.
The domestic garment industry has faced many challenges in exporting to key markets, such as the European Union (EU) and the United States, but it still has a chance of achieving its export target this year, according to experts.
VOV.VN - The EU and Vietnam have reached an agreement on a free trade deal that will remove nearly all tariffs on commerce between the two economies and contribute to further market access, albeit with long transition periods for certain products.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has suggested Ireland prompt the European Union (EU) to soon sign and ratify the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UVFTA) and recognise Vietnam’s market economy.