The EU managed to avoid mass protest by creating an ethical narrative around its trade negotiations with authoritarian Vietnam.
Vietnam and Switzerland have agreed to soon conclude negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), of which Switzerland is a member.
From Vietnam’s perspective, participation in RCEP brings both pros and cons. While the prospect of increasing exports, there are concerns over how the agreement will affect the domestic market.
Better market access to Vietnam, a major pork-consuming country, has been a top trade priority for the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).
Negotiations on a free trade agreement between Vietnam and Israel are in the final stage which will create a new breakthrough for bilateral ties. The Israeli side is urging agencies concerned to complete the talks this year and look to sign the deal next year.
The talks on further progress on the proposed Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) between Pakistan and Vietnam are likely to take place in the middle of November this year, a diplomat said.
Vietnam is taking final steps and scheduled to complete the ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by November this year.
Vice President Harris announced in Vietnam today that Vietnam has agreed to cut its import duties on corn, wheat and pork products.
The EU Domestic Advisory Group set up under the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement received a concerning report of the arrest in Hanoi of two prominent civil society activists.
European investors are likely to look beyond China following the suspension of an investment agreement. Strong diplomatic relations and trade ties with Vietnam mean that the Southeast Asian country is tipped to profit.
It is still too early to hail a digital economy agreement between Singapore and Vietnam. And it will be an even longer road before Vietnam can align itself with Singapore’s digital trade standards so that both nations can reap the full benefits of any potential agreement.
Vietnam and Singapore have agreed to promote the early establishment of a joint technical working group on a digital partnership, towards a bilateral agreement on digital economy.
The UK and Viet Nam mark an important symbolic step in this partnership as the UK-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement enters into force.
The free trade agreement between the EAEU and Vietnam, which has been effective since October 2016, has contributed to such active growth.
Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Agriculture called on both sides to push ahead with further opening their countries’ markets to each other’s agricultural product.
Vietnam will announce to the UK side its ratification of the UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA) this month, so the deal can officially come into force from May 1.
Several EU statements still refer to EVFTA as helping to create "trade unions" in Vietnam, but WROs are different in many ways. They are only allowed to collectively bargain and organize strikes at the individual enterprise level, meaning they are restricted to individual companies.
Ukraine and Vietnam will resume work on a free trade area agreement (FTA), Trade Representative of Ukraine has said.
The battle between ConocoPhillips and Vietnam result could mark a significant shift in the way huge multinationals fight off the threat of taxes from desperate revenue authorities in developing countries.
The UKVFTA is based on the terms of the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement and is one of several ‘continuity agreements’ based on existing European Union trade agreements with third countries.