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Saturday, September 23, 2017
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Leaders agree to intensify Vietnam-Myanmar cooperation Leaders agree to intensify Vietnam-Myanmar cooperation
Vietnam and Myanmar plan to deepen cooperation in the future, leaders said at a meeting in Naypyidaw on August 25.
How to apply for e-visas How to apply for e-visas
This article provides a foreigner with guidance on conditions and procedures for him to obtain an e-visa for entry into Vietnam.
Hundreds of foreigners apply for e-visas Hundreds of foreigners apply for e-visas
As many as 490 foreigners have registered for electronic visas to enter Vietnam, 210 of whom have been issued with their visas, after the first week of the e-visa pilot scheme, the Ministry of Public Security’s Department of Immigration has said.
Ministry to prioritize agricultural breakthroughs Ministry to prioritize agricultural breakthroughs
Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, talks to the Vietnam News Agency about future priorities for the agriculture sector.
Vietnam prepares to mark ASEAN milestones Vietnam prepares to mark ASEAN milestones
Next year will be a landmark in the development of the ASEAN bloc as it celebrates its golden jubilee and 10th anniversary of the ASEAN Charter, Vietnamese officials said at a meeting held on December 14 in Hanoi.
Mekong countries discuss measures to boost regions development Mekong countries discuss measures to boost region’s development
Leaders of the five Mekong countries discussed measures to promote cooperation and make the region more dynamic and competitive at the two summits that convened in Hanoi on October 26.
PM urges common voice at ASEAN Summit PM urges common voice at ASEAN Summit
In a speech delivered to the plenary session of the 28th ASEAN Summit - which opened in Laos on September 6 - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged ASEAN member states to strengthen consultations and raise a common voice on regional issues directly impacting regional security and development.
Is TPP a game changer for the Vietnamese textile and clothing industry? Is TPP a game changer for the Vietnamese textile and clothing industry?
Following the launch of a transition process from a planned to a market economy in 1986, the textile and clothing industry was one of the first industrial sectors to establish itself and start growing. It is a trend that has continued until today, and one that was given an extra boost following accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2007. The textile and clothing industry receives a great deal of support from the Vietnamese government: ambitious plans were drawn up to develop the sector further. Although the figures vary, it is estimated that 2.5 million people are employed in this sector, with most of the workers being women. The Vietnamese Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) recently estimated that the sector comprises a total of more than 5,000 companies, of which approximately 4,500 are sewing rooms, 500 weaving mills and 100 spinning mills. Currently, textile and apparel account for 13.6 percent of Vietnam’s total export value; accordingly the sector ranks second only to electronic products in terms of net proceeds.
AEC poses tough challenges for Vietnam labor market AEC poses tough challenges for Vietnam labor market
Vietnamese employees may face stiff competition from regional peers given the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community at the end of last year which allows a free movement of labor within the region.
An overview of the TPP agreement An overview of the TPP agreement
After five years of negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement was finally signed in Atlanta, USA, on October 5 by 12 participating Pacific Rim nations, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. This article presents an overview of the TPP’s contents, its benefits for Vietnam and the process of implementation.

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