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Vietnam, Japan move closer to economic deal: official
A bilateral economic partnership agreement (EPA) between Vietnam and Japan is likely by year-end since recent negotiations between the two nations ended positively, Vietnam’s commercial counselor in Tokyo said.
Vietnam reduces tariffs on RoK imports
The Ministry of Finance has issued new tariffs imposed on goods imported from the Republic of Korea (RoK) following the ASEAN-RoK Free Trade Agreement (AKFTA) coming into effect on June 1.
More Japanese investors eye Vietnam
Many of the over 170 Japanese businesses present at a June 7 workshop in Tokyo on the Vietnam investment climate have spoken of their possible projects in the Southeast Asian market.
Viet Nam, Japan enter third round of trade negotiations
The third round of negotiations to draft the Viet Nam-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) opened in Tokyo yesterday.
Vietnam, US forge precursor to free trade deal
Vietnam and the US have concluded negotiations for a pact that could set the stage for a free trade agreement, a source told Thanh Nien Wednesday.
FTA to spur RoK investment into VN
Republic of Korea (RoK)’s firms are set to invest further into Viet Nam’s booming economy after a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two nations comes into effect on June 1, according to a report issued by the Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA).
Japan revs up its Indochina diplomacy
Amid intensifying rivalry between Tokyo and Beijing over influence in Asia, Japan is revving up its drive to strengthen relations with countries in Indochina, an economically backward but geopolitically important part of the region. The target countries are Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, which are collectively referred to as the "CLV" countries.
Business leaders vow to seek US free trade pact
Representatives of leading US companies and the Vietnamese Government yesterday expressed a consensus to strengthen bilateral trade relations and hastening the signing of a framework agreement for a free trade area joining the two countries, according to Deputy Minister of Trade Luong Van Tu.
Vietnam, Chile begin free trade talks
Vietnam and Chile have launched negotiations on a free trade agreement, the Chilean Ambassador to Vietnam said Thursday, forecasting a deal may be reached soon.
Chile business leaders to visit Vietnam, push for FTA
A group of Chilean 18 business leaders will visit Vietnam March 26 through April 1 in an economic mission organized by SOFOFA (Industrial Promotion Society), the Pacific Chilean Foundation, and Quiñenco SA.
US eyes Vietnam trade accord
The Bush administration yesterday announced the beginning of trade talks with Vietnam that could lead to a free-trade agreement with the former US enemy.
Vietnam, Japan to continue free trade talks
The second round of an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) featuring a free trade agreement between Vietnam and Japan will be held in Hanoi on March 26-27.
US eyes closer trade, investment ties with Vietnam
The US hopes to open negotiations with Vietnam on a Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement (TIFA), an important step towards establishing a free trade agreement (FTA) with Vietnam, a USTR official said Friday.
Japan, Vietnam kick off FTA talks
Japan and Vietnam began free trade talks in Tokyo, an official said Tuesday, following an agreement last year between the leaders of the two countries.
US Congress backs Vietnam trade
The United States Congress has passed landmark legislation normalising trade ties with Vietnam. The trade vote package also expanded trade relations with Haiti, and tweaked Washington’s trade preferences with several states in Latin America and beyond.
Chile considers Vietnam free trade deal
Chile is considering signing a free trade agreement with Vietnam, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said Friday.
Great leap in Japanese investment in Vietnam forecast
Vietnam and Japan have had an agreement on investment liberalisation and protection which works as the foundation for attracting and creating open environment for investment. The economic partnership agreement will further focus on trade: commodity trade, service trade and intellectual property protection.
Japan, Vietnam to launch EPA talks in January 2007
The Japanese government plans to launch talks with Vietnam in January 2007 on concluding a bilateral economic partnership agreement featuring a free trade agreement, government sources said Wednesday.
Banking legislation up to international standards
Banking legislation has been on par with international standards. That was the message from a conference on the effects of the Vietnam-US Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) on Vietnam’s economic development from 2001-05.
Japan eyes launching FTA talks with India, Vietnam next year
Japan wants to launch separate talks with India and Vietnam next year to develop bilateral free trade agreements, reflecting new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to expand such pacts through Asia, a news report said Thursday.