VOV.VN - The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a strong impact on the export of Vietnamese agricultural products, especially to major markets such as China, the United States, and the European Union.
Digitisation of farming is inevitable and Vietnam should embrace it to resolve the agricultural paradox of producing more while preserving natural resources and to grab the opportunities brought by free trade agreements, experts have said.
Leather and footwear exports will reach over US$22 billion this year, as Vietnam is expected to overtake China as America’s number one supplier in these sectors.
National campaign has succeeded in boosting awareness and acceptance of local products and brands, the VCCI says.
Vietnam needed to promote the development of it’s poultry sector due to rising demand for eggs and meat in the domestic and global markets.
Under a recently issued programme, Vietnam is set to step up the use of and response to trade remedies to support the future development of several domestic industries.
New-generation free trade agreements have provided fresh impetus for investors from Europe and developed countries to expand their operation in Vietnam and invest in the country’s hi-tech initiatives, experts said.
Vietnam’s south-eastern provinces have reported not only high economic growth in 2018 but also a trade surplus.
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of External Relations convened a conference on December 24 to review its performance in 2018 and chalk out tasks for the next year.
The Ministry of Investment and Planning and the International Financial Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, co-organised a conference in Hanoi on December 21 to publish a report on technical guides for eco-industrial parks.
The retirement age for male and female workers could increase from 60 and 55 at present to 62 and 60 respectively from 2021, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).
A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Quoc Khanh attended the ASEAN Economic Community Council Meeting and the Preparatory Meeting of the ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting in Singapore on November 12.
A conference promoting trade and investment in Ho Chi Minh City took place in Paris on October 8, attracting over 60 firms from France and abroad.
More than 150 government officials and business leaders from the UK and Vietnam will gather at the UK-Vietnam Business Forum to be held in London on October 9.
The Vietnamese Government commits to building a more favourable and competitive investment environment towards international standards and in accordance with commitments to high standards the country has made in new-generation free trade agreements (FTAs), said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on October 4.
Vietnam has been considered an attractive destination for investors who are keen on the garment and textile sector, thanks to benefits brought about by the bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) that the country has signed and is about to sign.
The retail sector plays a core role in Ho Chi Minh City’s economic growth, heard a workshop held recently by the municipal Department of Industry and Trade to discuss building a list of key trade and service products.
The Supporting Industry Show 2018 will be held on October 11-13 in the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, introducing more than 500 brand names with the latest metal processing technologies from 25 countries.
The garment-textile sector expects to gross US$35 billion in export turnover in 2018, higher than the target set at the beginning of the year, thanks to a large number of orders from foreign partners and bright prospects of the world and domestic economies.
Seeking solutions to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) take advantages of free trade agreements (FTAs) was a topic of a workshop held by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Ho Chi Minh City on June 7.