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After a week in Hanoi: What we need to make a EU-Vietnam trade deal work
Will this trade deal help improve people’s livelihoods and rights, and offer a brighter future for Vietnamese at home? Or will it make matters worse.
Free trade zones with the EAEU
The Eurasian Union is working diligently to sign FTA agreements with interested countries. Such agreements bolster the EAEU’s positions in the regional and global economy.
Joint NGO letter on EU-Vietnam free trade agreement
Vietnamese and international civil society organisations, are writing to urge you to ensure that the European Parliament postpones its consent to the EVFTA and IPA until certain human rights benchmarks are met by the Vietnamese government.
Brazil aims to forge more trade accords as Bolsonaro heads to Asia
Brazil aims to conclude free trade agreements between Mercosur and Singapore and South Korea by next year, as it also eyes deals with Vietnam and Indonesia.
India wants data localisation in RCEP for security interests
India has proposed locating computing facilities inside the country if it is meant to protect its essential security interests and national interests at the the ongoing negotiations of the proposed RCEP trade agreement.
Open letter to the European Parliament: Human rights before free trade with Vietnam
ACAT and 47 Vietnamese and international organizations urge members of the European Parliament to delay consideration of the free trade agreement with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
EU-Vietnam trade deal shows EU will bend human rights standards if the price is right
The new EU-Vietnam free trade agreement (FTA) shows the EU will look past human rights violations to push a trade agenda. But as FTAs with ASEAN states don’t offer the EU the same economic benefits, it’s unlikely the bloc will pen more in the near future.
Vietnam: New free trade agreement with EU strengthens IP protection
Vietnam’s full compliance with the EVFTA will require a comprehensive review and amendment of its intellectual property law.
Vietnam FTA: EU is more pragmatic than principled
The EU’s deal with Vietnam is considered hypocritical by many Asian nations.
Vietnamese parliament to ratify FTA with EU soon
The National Assembly of Vietnam will ratify the recently-signed EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).
EU-Vietnam trade deal prompts concern in Thailand
The new EU-Vietnam free trade deal could spark a manufacturing exodus from Thailand to Vietnam. Thailand will likely look to other markets to compensate.
ILO, Bayer congratulate Việt Nam, EU on signing free trade deal
Private sector companies like Bayer are looking forward to further institutional and policy reforms after the EVFTA ratification which can consequently create favourable conditions to promote the business and investment environment.
Vietnam and EU sign ’milestone’ free trade agreement
The European Union and Vietnam on Sunday signed a long-awaited free trade deal that will slash duties on almost all goods, an agreement that pushes back against a rising tide of global protectionism.
Vietnam et Afrique du Sud discutent d’un accord de libre-échange
Les deux parties ont échangé des solutions pour augmenter la valeur d’échanges commerciaux bilatéraux dans les temps à venir dont la diversification des produits à l’export, la possibilité pour élaborer un accord de libre-échange bilatéral.
Analysis: EU-Vietnam FTA opens up petchem trade options
A landmark free-trade agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and the EU will open up options for new petrochemical trade flows, but may not lead to a quick shift away from Hanoi’s main export markets in China and southeast Asia.
EU-Vietnam trade deal a bad day for workers’ rights
Behind the smiles and handshakes, the signature of the EU-Vietnam trade and investment deals - being agreed on Tuesday (25 June) and to be signed at the end of this week - have dire consequences for human well-being and our ability to prevent climate and ecological breakdown.
Vietnam, EU work to enhance comprehensive partnership and cooperation
EU and Vietnam formed a Joint Committee for the implementation of the EU-Vietnam Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation (PCA) and held its first meeting in Hanoi on May 10
Vietnam expects to sign free trade pact with EU by end-June
Vietnam expects to sign a long-anticipated free trade agreement with the European Union before the end of June, the Southeast Asian country’s foreign ministry said.
EU-Vietnam free trade agreement delayed to 2020
The European Parliament elections, which take place May 23-26, 2019, are causing further delays for the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement
EU: Postpone vote on Vietnam free trade agreement
The European Parliament and the European Council should postpone the ratification of the proposed EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement until the Vietnamese government takes concrete steps to improve its increasingly abusive human rights record.