The section of the Ho Chi Minh Highway running from Nam Can Bridge to Ca Mau Cape in the southernmost province of Ca Mau was opened to traffic on January 16.
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).
Vietnam targets 10% export growth in 2016, said Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh during a teleconference on December 31.
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.
Narrowing the development gaps within and between the ASEAN member states is one of the top and long-term priorities of the association to build a dynamic, connective, and integrative bloc.
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.
A forum was held in Hanoi on December 11 for Vietnamese and Indonesian enterprises to forge stronger partnerships towards the US$10 billion trade value set for 2018.
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.
The ASEAN Secretariat announced its news publication on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) on November 21.
Vietnam has officially announced the national brand for the handicraft sector – Vietcraft Excellence – aiming to enhance the competitiveness.
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.
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.
The volume of cargo handled through seaports across the country increased from 152 million tonnes in 2010 to 201 million tonnes in 2014, according to the Vietnam Seaports Association (VSA).
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh had a meeting in Brussels on September 17 with EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malstrom to discuss major issues of Vietnam-EU trade, investment collaboration as well as bilateral relations.
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.
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.
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.
Opportunities and challenges for Vietnamese businesses during their East Asian economic integration process were discussed at a workshop in Hanoi on August 22.
Impacts of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on the Vietnamese economy were unveiled at a conference held in Ho Chi Minh City on July 10.
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.