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EU free trade deal will trap Vietnam in low-wage, low-skill cycle
The EU’s Free Trade Agreement with Vietnam will trap the Asian country in a low-profit-low-wage cycle.
Human rights issues increase uncertainty for Morocco, Vietnam trade deals
EU trade agreements with Morocco and Vietnam could see rough times ahead after criticism of the lack of impact assessment on human rights.
Will Vietnamese garment contractors win in the TPP?
Many contract manufacturers in Vietnam are likely to see little benefits if the TPP goes through.
EU earns right to public contracts
For the first time, as a result of EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement commitments, European investors will be able to offer tenders for various public infrastructure projects in Vietnam.
Revisions needed in IP compliance
Revision of the legal framework on intellectual property is recommended to ensure compliance with the EU – Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement.
European commission found guilty of maladministration for EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement
European Ombudsman concluded that the Commission’s refusal to carry out a human rights impact assessment constituted maladministration.
EU-Vietnam FTA (2016)
As published by the European Commission
EU-Vietnam ISDS not conform European Parliament resolution
The European Commission today published the negotiated text of the EU – Vietnam FTA. The investment and investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) chapter is not conform the European Parliament 8 July 2015 resolution.
Textile woes: PRGMEA expresses concern over EU-Vietnam FTA
The Pakistan Readymade Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) has cautioned the government to address the issues of the value-added textile sector, as the continued drop in exports may further widen due to Vietnam and European Union’s (EU) Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
SMEs need support to benefit from free trade pacts
Domestic small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) need close co-operation from public offices in getting information about regulations of free trade agreements (FTAs) for getting more benefits from the agreements.
Trade-friendly Vietnam now offers far more than just low-cost labor
Chairman of the EU-ASEAN Business Council explains why foreign investors are interested in Vietnam
TPP - what is the cost for Vietnam?
"How much did Vietnam have to trade off to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Vietnam-EU Free Trade Area (FTA)? Surely, we will have to pay dearly for them when the tax rate falls to zero percent," said Prof. Nguyen Mai.
Pact on free trade between Viet Nam, S Korea takes effect
The RoK projects are mainly poured into industrial processing and manufacturing, real estate, retail and wholesale, and construction, with total investment exceeding $5 billion.
L’accord de libre-échange Vietnam-R​. de Corée entre en vigueur
Les investissements​ de la Corée concernent principalement la transformation et la fabrication industrielle, l’immobilier, la vente au détail et en gros, et la construction, avec une somme totale de plus de 5 milliards de dollars.
EU and Vietnam rubber stamp free trade deal
The EU and Vietnam ticked the last box for a free trade agreement on Wednesday (2 December) after roughly three years of negotiations.
S Korea ratifies VN trade deal
South Korea’s National Assembly officially adopted a free trade agreement with Viet Nam.
EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement to be signed in December
The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is expected to be officially signed at the beginning of December, during a visit by senior Vietnamese leaders to Europe.
How the TPP could change where your clothes come from
There’s a reason President Obama made the case for the Trans-Pacific Partnership at Nike’s headquarters: American clothing companies that want to manufacture their clothes in Vietnam are big winners in the massive trade deal.
Trans-Pacific Partnership: read the side letters not just the headlines
Australia has entered a wide range of bilateral agreements with countries around the Pacific in a web of special deals which underline the complexity of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
Critic: TPP deal has ‘exclusions up the wazoo’
The exceptions, laid out in multiple annexes and embedded in various chapters of the 1,000-page-plus Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, range from obscure provisions to controversial measures