Vietnam and Japan will begin their first round of negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) in mid-February, local media on Monday quoted sources from the Vietnamese Trade Ministry.
Thailand said it had refused to sign a trade agreement between South Korea and ASEAN, insisting that rice be included on the list of goods facing tariff cuts.
Is Vietnam capable of signing an FTA when the essence of such an agreement is WTO++, with rules based on WTO rules? If we have not joined the WTO yet, how can we reach an FTA with Japan?
Viet Nam was awaiting the removal of the last major barrier to its entry to the World Trade Organisation - the successful conclusion of bilateral negotiations with the United States - Deputy Trade Minister Luong Van Tu has told a Vietnam News Agency correspondent.
Investment promotion agencies of Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) reached an agreement on bilateral co-operation in Hanoi on December 13.
Vietnam and Japan yesterday concluded bilateral negotiations over the former’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) while agreeing to hold preliminary talks on a bilateral free-trade agreement (FTA).
Japan and Vietnam agreed Friday to begin full-fledged negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement as soon as necessary conditions are met, Japan’s trade minister said.
Exclusive rights to distribute particular products in Viet Nam will be addressed in a new decree being drafted by the Ministry of Trade. The draft Decree on Trading Enterprises promises to be the first of several regulations addressing the concerns of foreign-invested enterprises seeking guarantee of distribution rights in Viet Nam.
Singapore and Vietnam today showed keen interest in enhancing trade ties with India in view of the immense opportunities for investors here.
The United States fully supports Vietnam’s efforts to join the World Trade Organization (WTO), said US Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Marine at a press conference in Washington on May 25.
With the painful chapter of war between them closed, both Vietnam and the United States seem to be moving to new horizons in the realm of business relations.
A report on the status of FTA fever in 12 Asian countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
Viet Nam will start its first round of free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with Japan and South Korea next year, as well as prepare for negotiations with Australia and New Zealand in the near future, said a Ministry of Trade official on Monday.
Overview of Bilateral Negotiations 2004 involving Trade Agreements: State of Play 27 July
North Korea has signed a banking pact with Vietnam as it moves
to boost bilateral trade with a fellow communist country, an official
from North Korea’s embassy in Hanoi said today.
Viet Nam’s Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Lao counterpart, Thonglune Sisoulit, today, Jan. 15, signed in Vientiane an agreement on economic, cultural, scientific and technical cooperation for 2002 between the two countries.