VOV.VN - Vietnam and Portugal should continue reinforcing their traditional relationship that began 500 years ago since the first Portuguese came to Vietnam, PM Nguuyen Xuan Phuc said while receiving Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Portugal Teresa Ribeiro in Hanoi on November 23.
Central Vietnam is developing as a leading investment destination for European businesses. Gellert Horvath, co-chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, discussed with VIR the region’s promising business outlook ahead of the EuroCham Central Vietnam Business Forum on November 24.
As the Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) enters the third decade, it is time to build a vision for a responsible and responsive ASEM as a champion for multilateral cooperation, said a senior Vietnamese official.
Ho Chi Minh City and military telecom group Viettel signed an agreement on November 17 to develop the southern metropolis into a smart city during 2017-2020.
Vietnamese leather and footwear exporters must comply with the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement’s rules of origin and be prepared to deal with EU barriers and anti-dumping measures, speakers said at a seminar held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 17.
Vietnam Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung has put forth 4 promising cooperation areas between ASEAN and EU in sustainable development, including strengthening bilateral, regional and inter-regional economic, trade and investment connectivity, especially the implementation of ASEAN-EU FTA in the future.
Fair-trade certification is expected to help Vietnamese cocoa enter the EU market, especially after the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement takes effect, slated for 2019, experts have said.
With the theme “Better food, better life,” Vietnam Foodexpo 2017 continues to promote the overall dynamic development of the Vietnamese food industry.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived in Manila, the Philippines, on the afternoon of November 12, to attend the 31st ASEAN Summit and related meetings from November 12-14.
The European Union is ready to support Vietnam’s seafood industry, but it has to review its fisheries management and address its shortcomings, the First Counselor of the EU Delegation to Vietnam, Miriam Garcia Ferrer, told a meeting in HCM City on November 9.
The European Union (EU)’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on November 8 issued a joint statement sending condolences to Vietnam over losses caused by recent typhoon Damrey.
With the leading position in Southeast Asia, Vietnam’s wood production and processing industry is under the spotlight of foreign companies and suppliers.
The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), which is going to be signed in 2018, will boost Vietnam’s GDP by US$3.2 billion by 2020, US$6.7 billion by 2025, and US$7.2 billion by 2030.
Vietnam’s pharmaceutical market continues to be a lucrative industry, evidenced by the huge profits reaped by leading drug makers in this year’s first nine months, despite increasingly fierce competition from foreign rivals.
Vietnam has been allowed to export honey to the European Union (EU) since March 2013, but its shipments to the market account for a small proportion of the country’s total honey exports.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception in Hanoi on October 31 for AB InBev CEO Carlos Brito, during which he said Vietnam wants Belgian businesses to invest more in the Southeast Asian country.
The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) has proposed urgent measures to avoid receiving the European Commission (EC)’s “red card” warning after six months of a “yellow card” it has applied on Vietnam’s seafood, towards re-winning the “green card”.
Only 21% of Vietnamese workers are provided with training. Meanwhile labour productivity is low. The information was released at a seminar on enhancing the quality of Vietnamese workforce in implementing the Vietnam-EU Free trade agreement held in Hanoi on October 25.
Vietnam hasn’t had any free trade agreements (FTAs) with EU member countries, but with the importance of Vietnam-EU relations, a bilateral new-generation FTA is critical to promoting their economic ties.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)’s Directorate of Fisheries held a press conference in Hanoi on October 25 regarding the European Union (EU)’s issuance of yellow card warning to Vietnam over its fisheries exploitation.