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Vietnam: EU Domestic Advisory Group (DAG) denounces activists’ arrests
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.
Vietnam to gain as EU-China investment pact stalls
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.
Vietnam, Singapore begin negotiations on digital trade agreement
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, Singapore to work towards bilateral agreement on digital economy
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.
UK - Viet Nam free trade agreement entry into force
The UK and Viet Nam mark an important symbolic step in this partnership as the UK-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement enters into force.
Agricultural trade between Russia and Vietnam has increased strongly
The free trade agreement between the EAEU and Vietnam, which has been effective since October 2016, has contributed to such active growth.
Official urges optimisation of FTA to boost Vietnam-Russia agricultural trade
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-UK trade deal to officially take effect from May
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.
Two steps forward, one step back for Vietnam’s labor rights
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, Vietnam to resume work on FTA agreement – trade rep
Ukraine and Vietnam will resume work on a free trade area agreement (FTA), Trade Representative of Ukraine has said.
Analysis: How rich oil firms are using secretive court to fight capital gains tax in developing world
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 UK’s trade deal with Vietnam builds on Hanoi’s accord with the EU
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.
UK starts new trade ties with Asia post-Brexit
Britain hopes Singapore and Vietnam deals will bring it closer to joining Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Vietnam, Britain close in on post-Brexit trade deal
Britain and Vietnam have concluded talks to negotiate a new free trade agreement, weeks before Britain completes its transition out of the European Union on Dec. 31.
EU-Vietnam FTA, expiry of GSP+ may hit Pakistani exports
Pakistani exporters fear that a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and European Union (EU) and expiry of GSP+ status in 2023 will severely hit Pakistan’s exports to European countries.
Vietnam continues institutional reform as part of EVFTA commitment
Vietnam is continuing its institutional reform commitments made in the historic EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) in an aim to boost exports of agricultural products and attract more investment from the EU trading bloc.
Partners set to clinch RCEP deal next month
Dialogue partners look set to clinch the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on Nov 14 in Vietnam, according to the trade negotiators’ chief.
Vietnam backs UK to join TPP in Hanoi talks
The United Kingdom said it has Vietnam’s support to join a trans-Pacific trade deal, a boost for the country facing the dire economic impacts of Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic.
Vietnam and UK foreign ministers to meet for trade deal
UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will visit Vietnam on Tuesday to hold talks with his counterpart Pham Binh Minh, with a trade deal at the top of the agenda ahead of the ending of the transition period for Britain’s exit from the European Union this year.
Vietnam’s EU trade deal fails to inspire COVID-hit neighbors
Southeast Asian countries facing the daunting challenge of kick-starting economic recoveries from COVID-19 are showing little interest in a step that could help — fast-tracking free trade talks with the European Union.