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Vietnam pilots self-certification of goods within ASEAN

Vietnam pilots self-certification of goods within ASEAN

Vietnam is joining Thailand, Laos, Indonesia and the Philippines in a pilot project for self-certification of goods origin, which is seen as an important step for Vietnamese businesses to make deeper inroads into countries participating in free trade agreements (FTAs).

Export expected to grow 10% in 2016

Export expected to grow 10% in 2016

Vietnam targets 10% export growth in 2016, said Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh during a teleconference on December 31.

Standard Chartered firms up Vietnam’s integration to boost growth

London-based Standard Chartered Bank sees Vietnam’s strong efforts to embrace regional and global economic integration as a boost to its business in the country, where it is fully committed to investing in the nation’s growth through a robust and sound long-term strategy.

Rubber sector aims to expand domestic consumption

Rubber sector aims to expand domestic consumption

Experts and business representatives gathered at a conference on December 11 in Ho Chi Minh City to seek ways to increase the domestic consumption of natural rubber to 30% of total output by 2020.

ASEAN enters new period of regional vision

ASEAN enters new period of regional vision

November 22, 2015 has been engraved in the history of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as it witnessed the signing of the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the Establishment of the ASEAN Community, ushering in a new period for the 10-nation group.

National handicraft brand unveiled

National handicraft brand unveiled

Vietnam has officially announced the national brand for the handicraft sector – Vietcraft Excellence – aiming to enhance the competitiveness.

Vietnam may halve prices of small imported cars from 2019

Vietnam may halve prices of small imported cars from 2019

The price of small imported cars may go down sharply in the next four years given the adjustment in taxes levied on them following the commitments of Vietnam to join multiple regional and international free trade agreements, local media reported, citing the information provided by the Tax Policy Department in a recent press meeting.

RCEP, TPP significant to regional economic integration

RCEP, TPP significant to regional economic integration

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are both crucial for multilateral trade development, Indonesian Minister of Trade Thomas Lembong said at the 2015 Asian Economic Forum held in Jakarta on October 15.

Economic integration discussed in Nam Dinh

Economic integration discussed in Nam Dinh

A seminar was held in northern Nam Dinh province on September 15 to inform state agencies and local business about opportunities and challenges brought by free trade agreements.

SME reforms vital to progress

SME reforms vital to progress

Local small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to reform themselves and also need support from the State to survive and develop as further economic integration takes place once Vietnam signs free trade deals with partners, experts said.

US firms optimistic about ASEAN business prospects

US firms optimistic about ASEAN business prospects

American companies are “cautiously optimistic” about business prospects in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Green Lotus label to advance sustainable tourism development

A workshop was held in the Mekong Delta province of Can Tho on July 1 to seek ways to promote the application of the Green Lotus label in tourist accommodations in Vietnam with the ultimate goal of sustainable tourism development.