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Brussels workshop talks about EU-Vietnam free trade agreement
The EU-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentians’ Group and the European Institute for Asian Studies, held a workshop in Brussels to speed up the signing and ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).
Vietnam, Israel hold fifth round of negotiations on FTA
During the fifth round of negotiations between the two nations in Jerusalem, trade in goods, rules of origin, customs, technical barriers to trade, services, investment and other legal and institutional issues were tabled.
Activists urge EU to reject Vietnam free trade deal
Dozens of organisations including rights groups and pro-democracy activists have urged the European Union to reject a proposed free trade agreement with Vietnam, accusing the one-party state of being among the “worst enemies” of human rights.
Vietnam, Pakistan to sign free trade agreement soon: envoy Pham Hong Kim
Ambassador of Vietnam to Pakistan Pham Hong Kim says Vietnam and Pakistan were actively considering signing ‘Free Trade Agreement’ to boost bilateral trade between the two countries.
Israel to sign five major free-trade agreements in 2018
Deals are being finalized with South Korea, Vietnam, India, China and Eurasian Customs Union.
Better use of bilateral relations, FTA can boost Indo-Vietnam trade: Envoy
The Vietnamese envoy to India pointed out that trade between India and Vietnam is languishing at around one percent of the total trade done by both countries.
Vietnam leader calls for US to rejoin expanded TPP
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc wants to expand a renewed version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact to include the US and other countries to drive global economic growth and fight the rising tide of protectionism.
Sporting good industry urges swift ratification of EU- Vietnam FTA
The European sporting goods industry has called for the swift ratification of the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement that will see the removal of more than 99% of tariffs on goods traded between the two economies.
US amenable to trade talks with Japan, 4 other TPP members: USTR
In 2018, the Trump administration will continue efforts to build stronger, better and fairer trading relationships with Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, New Zealand and Brunei.
New EU trade deals would harm consumers, the environment and demorcracy
The European Union is currently negotiating a series of new free trade agreements that would have a negative impact on consumer rights, environmental standards and democratic principles.
Vietnam’s FTAs: Boon or Bane?
As 2018 brings newer and bigger free trade agreements (FTAs), Vietnamese enterprises are faced with tough choices. They can either adapt and move up the global supply chain, or stand by while imported goods flood the country’s market.
Japan pushes for March signing of TPP 11
Tokyo’s point man travelling to Vietnam, Mexico to seek consensus on outstanding issues.
Pakistan working towards FTA with Pacific South East nations
Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines in the Pacific region are among the countries in the list to start a dialogue on Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) which will pave the way towards FTA for promoting trade liberalization.
Vietnam, EU seek to accelerate FTA signing
The FTA is expected to be completed and start in 2018 or 2019, while the ISDS will be discussed and agreed in later years.
Work still to be done on EU trade deal: experts
There are several issues related to sustainable development that need further assessment, but the two sides are working very hard to sign the agreement as early as next summer.
Without US, 11 nations in TPP inch closer to a deal
Negotiators met for two days in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, to discuss what parts of the original deal they wished to shelve.
TPP negotiators working to revise accord after US pullout
Japan is seeking to make minimal changes. Vietnam has proposed to amend the clause on rules of origin in exports of fabrics, the sources said.
Japan pushes for ’TPP 11’ progress with Tokyo meeting
Quicker consensus on rules to suspend could bring broad deal in November.
Vietnam proposes amendments to stalled TPP trade deal at Sydney talks: sources
Officials from 11 of the 12 countries that committed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal are meeting in Sydney for talks to re-energize the stalled agreement and discuss amendmends to the pact following the withdrawal of the US.
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