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Vietnam’s exports to ASEAN reduce despite free trade agreement
Vietnam’s exports to its ASEAN partners have fallen despite the free trade agreement inked in 2010.
EU-Vietnam FTA: GUE, Greens, and civil society obtain partial but important victory for human rights
A resolution adopted by the European Parliament on 17 April 2014 recommended the European Commission address key human rights concerns during FTA negotiations with Vietnam.
Vietnam farmers, SMEs threatened by upcoming free trade deals: trade expert
Tran Huu Huynh of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry said given the outcome of FTAs already signed, some groups like farmers would suffer more from harsh competition right at home.
With an eye on TPP, garment companies flock to Vietnam
As China and its workers get wealthier, global manufacturers are looking south for less expensive places to do business. But Cambodia faces labor strikes. The Thai government suffers endless protests. Burma, also known as Myanmar, needs infrastructure updates. As a result, many companies are setting their sights on Vietnam.
Vietnam frees dissidents as it eyes US & regional trade deals
Vietnam has released two more high-profile dissidents, making a total of four political prisoners freed over the past three weeks.
EU accelerates FTA negotiations with Vietnam
The European Union is speeding up negotiations of a free trade agreement with Vietnam due to be signed in late 2014.
EU Trade Commissioner travels to SE Asia to boost trade ties with Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar
De Gucht’s arrival in Hanoi will coincide with the start of the 7th round of talks for an EU-Vietnam free trade agreement, while in Burma the Commissioner is expected to launch negotiations for an EU-Burma investment protection agreement.
EU-Vietnam Free Trade agreement must protect human rights and be preceded by a human rights impact assessment
The European Parliament will vote a resolution on “the state of play in the EU-Vietnam Free Trade agreement”. While not having a legislative aim at this stage, it represents an important opportunity for the EP to formulate the human rights safeguards that will ensure its latter consent, say FIDH in this open letter to MEPs.
Vietnam, EU aim to complete FTA in 2014
Chief negotiators from Vietnam and the EU have pledged to complete discussions about a free trade agreement (FTA) by the end of this year.
VN seeks Walmart support in TPP talks
Viet Nam hopes to have the support of major US retail corporation Walmart in the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations as well as free trade pacts with other countries, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh said yesterday, Jan 7.
TPP: Getting US snout in Vietnam trough
American swine could make their way to the Vietnamese dining table via Chinese slaughterhouses, thanks to the TPP
Korea, Vietnam agree to work more closely on FTA
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on November 24 that it held the fourth bilateral joint committee meeting with the Vietnamese government in Can Tho City. The conclusion of the free trade agreement between Korea and Vietnam is expected to speed up.
Israel’s argiculture seeds taking root in Vietnam
An Israeli-Vietnamese agriculture research and development fund — and a free-trade agreement between the two countries — may be established soon, following a series of high-level visits.
EU, Vietnam expect to sign FTA pact in 2014
The European Union and Vietnam are working to conclude negotiations on a free trade agreement by late 2014
Putin expects Vietnam and CU to conclude agreement on FTA
Russian President Vladimir Putin set a task of doubling goods turnover in trade with Vietnam within six years. This was stated by the Russian Head of State in an article published by Vietnamese media on Monday ahead of Putin’s visit to Hanoi on November 12.
Vietnam, Israel Looking towards Bilateral Free Trade Agreement
Vietnam and Israel would soon discuss a possible bilateral free trade agreement to accelerate two-way trade in the future.
Chinese investors flock to Vietnam to wait for TPP
Three years ago, Chinese businessmen, when asked if they would make investment in Vietnam, all said “no.” However, they have changed their mind.
S. Korea, Vietnam agree to conclude free trade deal next year
South Korea and Vietnam agreed Monday to conclude a bilateral free trade agreement next year and cooperate closely for nuclear power development in the Southeast Asian nation.
US’s controversial TPP proposal is smoking gun for corporate agenda
Vietnam and other countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations face aggressive interference from Big Tobacco in the passage and implementation of public health policies, critics warn
Would TPP be good or bad to Vietnam’s agriculture?
Analysts have warned that Vietnam’s agriculture, which has been protected with the high import tariffs, would suffer from TPP once the import tariffs are removed