The free trade agreement between Vietnam and the European Union is expected to open many doors for Vietnamese seafood to enter the EU, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Chairman of the Eurasian Economic Commission’s Board Viktor Borisovich Khristenko, on March 28, officially launched negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
While both sides agree an FTA would on the whole be mutually beneficial, negotiations will likely be complicated by the potential socio-economic impacts a pact would have on Vietnam’s fragile transitional economy.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung wants to speed up negotiations on the free trade agreement between Vietnam and the EU.
Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang voiced hope for a swift conclusion of negotiations with South Korea on forging a bilateral free trade deal but noted that an agreement should take each other’s interests into consideration.
On November 27, a conference relating to the ongoing Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea was held in Ho Chi Minh City.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov Wednesday urged to speed up Free Trade Area (FTA) negotiations with Vietnam.
Vietnamese and Russian officials have said they will push harder for a free trade agreement as the countries aim to more than double their trade value in the next three years.
The first negotiations on a bilateral Free Trade Agreement between Viet Nam and the European Union are scheduled to open this month.
The first round of free trade agreement talks between Vietnam and Korea kicked off on Monday in Seoul. During the talks that will continue until Tuesday, the two countries will discuss how to proceed with the negotiations.
Seoul’s foreign ministry expects the bilateral trade pact to enhance an existing free trade agreement with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations that took effect in 2007.
Korea and Vietnam have agreed to start formal talks toward a free trade agreement. Seoul and Hanoi already have a preliminary FTA, because Korea signed a trade pact with ASEAN. But Korea’s key exports — cars, components and IT products — are not included in the pact with ASEAN, so Seoul is now seeking separate FTAs with each ASEAN member country.
Top Vietnamese and Russian leaders have agreed to accelerate negotiations and the signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and the customs alliance of Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.
Vietnam’s Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang and the EU’s Trade Commissioner Karel De Gutch officially began negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and the EU in Brussels, Belgium, on June 26.
Progress in free-trade talks between the European Union and Vietnam may trigger a resurgence of investment in the Southeast Asian nation from companies within the 27-nation bloc, the EU’s top representative in Vietnam said.
The European Council finally gave the green light on May 31 for the European Commission to start negotiations with Vietnam on a free trade agreement.
Japan has agreed to accept nurses and caregivers from Vietnam under a bilateral economic partnership agreement on condition that they pass a Japanese language test, officials said.
Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Nguyen Quoc Cuong underscored Vietnam’s determination to speed up the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement at a dialogue between ambassadors of the TPP member countries and the US New Democrat Coalition, in the US on March 28.
The EU hope negotiations for an FTA with Vietnam will be announced at the EU-ASEAN business summit taking place in Phnom Penh on April 1
The EU and the Vietnamese government have held a series of seminars on the Free Trade Agreement at working level and are now going to hold more at ministerial level.
Vietnam has agreed to kick off the negotiation for FTA with the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan in 2012