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Vietnamese PM called for PTA, FTA with Iran
Iran President Rouhani met with Vietnam PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and discussed the ways to enact the bilateral agreements signed and to broaden the areas of cooperation.
Vietnam joins Russia-led free trade zone
A free trade agreement between the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and Vietnam takes effect on Wednesday 5 October with its ratification.
New tariff for VJEPA available
Viet Nam’s new import tariff, part of the Viet Nam-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (VJEPA) for 2016-19, has come into force.
Protection of IPRs under TPP Agreement: Some challenges for Việt Nam
The issue of intellectual property (IP) in Chapter 18 and the annexes of the TPP pose many challenges for Việt Nam, in terms of both legal aspects and IPR enforcement. This article analyzes some of these challenges.
Vietnam delays TPP vote
Vietnam will not include ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the agenda for its next parliament session.
EAEU-Viet Nam FTA confirmed to take effect in October
The free trade agreement (FTA) between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and Viet Nam will take effect on October 5.
RCEP - Services - NZ initial sectoral request lists (Oct 2015)
Requests to Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Viet Nam, dated October 2015
EU–VN Free Trade Agreement set to lure European SMEs to Vietnam
A delegation of 30 European pharmaceutical firms in the environment and water sectors paid a working visit to Ho Chi Minh City to research the market and explore opportunities.
Is TPP a public health threat?
The Vietnamese Government should bar certain industries from exploiting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) lest they damage public health, health activists warned.
EVFTA to open new chapter in EU-Vietnam trade relation
Vietnam has the potential of improving its own production and expanding its key industries exponentially.
VN Gov’t to toughen IP rights enforcement
Improving enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights is now high on the Government’s agenda as part of its efforts to uphold international IP commitments, especially those in the Trans-Pacific Partnership
EU sacrifices human rights for Vietnam free trade
New EU-Vietnam trade agreements are being fast-tracked with barely any attention to human rights.
Firms ignorant of intellectual rights
Many Vietnamese firms are indifferent to intellectual property rights regulated in the Trans Pacific Strategic Partnership (TPP) agreement, despite the fact that Việt Nam is a signatory to the deal.
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