A free trade agreement between Vietnam and Japan will bring new opportunities for Vietnamese products to enter the Japanese market thanks to lower tariffs, a senior official says.
A senior Japanese diplomat said he hoped that the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Japan and Vietnam will be signed by the end of this year to pave the way for the two countries to boost their trade and investment.
Vietnam and Japan have reached agreements on several trade matters at the eighth round of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations recently concluded on August 22 in Japan.
The Vietnam-US Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council held a regular meeting in Washington from June 18-20.
The United States and Vietnam have agreed to launch talks for a bilateral investment treaty as their companies signed several deals during a visit by Vietnamese Premier Nguyen Tan Dung.
Canada is becoming more engaged in international treaty negotiation and has recently announced that: Canada and Tanzania; Canada and Mongolia; Canada and Madagascar; Canada and Indonesia; and Canada and Vietnam have agreed to begin negotiations towards a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA).
Vietnam and Chile have established a joint mission to study the feasibility of a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA).
Japan and Vietnam started the seventh negotiation round on a bilateral Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), in Tokyo on April 7.
EU members are keen to press ahead with the bilateral Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with Vietnam. Replacing a 1995 pact, the proposed new agreement will cover areas ranging from trade and investment to science and technology, education, culture, justice, the environment and security.
The new Vietnam-EU Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, which would replace a 1995 pact, will "facilitate deeper economic and commercial integration between the European Union and Vietnam preceding a future Free Trade Agreement between the EU and countries of ASEAN."
e European Union and Vietnam launched talks on a wide-ranging cooperation pact Monday during a visit by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso to the fast-growing Southeast Asian economy.
Vietnam will work hard for the development of the ASEAN-EU partnership, particularly their Free Trade Agreement that is now under negotiations, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem has promised.
Vietnam says Japan should take into consideration the disparity in development levels between the two countries in the negotiations.
The US is set to become Viet Nam’s number one investor in the next two years, President of the US-ASEAN Trade Council Matthew P Daley said yesterday.
"I want to make clear that the EU-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement that we are building is with only seven member nations of ASEAN. Laos and Cambodia have their own trade deals with the EU while we plan to put an embargo on Myanmar," says a member of the European Parliament.
European parliamentarians urged Vietnam on Wednesday to fast-track negotiations for an EU-ASEAN free trade agreement as European businesses worry about competition from the United States and elsewhere.
The US aims to ink a bilateral investment treaty with Vietnam, according to the US ambassador.
Vietnam, Singapore, Peru and South Korea are just some of the countries Canada is discussing various trade deals with, despite saying the WTO talks are its priority.
Many heavy-hitting US companies are set to capitalise on the groundwork set by the US-Vietnam bilateral trade agreement.
Garment and textile manufacturers in Vietnam have shown their disapproval of Japan’s desire to impose origin regulations under the Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations which began in January this year.