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Sunday, March 29, 2020
Tags: World Trade Organization
How will the EVFTA contribute to more transparency? How will the EVFTA contribute to more transparency?
This article looks at the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), recently ratified by the EU Parliament, from the angle of transparency. Reviewing the road from WTO’s limited use of measures to improve transparency and reduce bribery in international trade to new generation FTAs, the paper examines headways made in mainstreaming transparency in practically all chapters of the trade agreement.
Govt to issue lists of preferential tariffs under EVFTA Gov’t to issue lists of preferential tariffs under EVFTA
The Government is set to issue a decree on the lists of preferential export tariffs and special preferential import tariffs to implement the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) when the deal comes into force in Vietnam.
NA adopts socio-economic resolution for 2020 targeting 6.8% GDP growth NA adopts socio-economic resolution for 2020, targeting 6.8% GDP growth
The National Assembly on November 11 approved the Resolution on socio-economic development plan for the year 2020, targeting 6.8 percent GDP growth and improvements to national competitiveness.
Fulfillment of labor commitments under new-generation FTAs Fulfillment of labor commitments under new-generation FTAs
Against the backdrop of increasing globalization, Vietnam has signed dozens of FTAs, of which CPTPP and EVFTA are two new-generation FTAs of special significance. Unlike traditional FTAs, new-generation FTAs also require member states to fulfill non-commercial commitments. This article analyzes the similarities and differences between Vietnam’s law and the labor commitments under EVFTA and CPTPP and puts forth suggestions for the effective implementation of these commitments.
MoF proposes to increase import tax on heavy trucks MoF proposes to increase import tax on heavy trucks
The Ministry of Finance has proposed to increase import tax on complete built-up units (CBUs) of trucks weighing more than 45 tons from the current zero to 10 percent. This tax level is equal to commitments under the World Trade Organization (WTO).
EVFTA: new push for economic growth EVFTA: new push for economic growth
The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) has recently been signed amidst the sound Vietnam-EU partnership, especially in economy and trade. This is a comprehensive and high-quality deal which has taken into consideration differences in development levels between the two sides, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh said in an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency.
VN consistently protects sovereignty in East Sea: spokeswoman VN consistently protects sovereignty in East Sea: spokeswoman
Vietnam resolutely and consistently safeguards its sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction in the East Sea as defined in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea through peaceful means based on international law, the Foreign Ministry’s Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said on July 25.
Vietnam EU sign free trade investment protection agreements Vietnam, EU sign free trade, investment protection agreements
The EU - Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU - Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) were officially signed in Hanoi on June 30, in the witness of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Vietnamese National Assembly and Government leaders, and leaders of the European Union.
EVFTA ensures benefits for both Vietnam and EU EVFTA ensures benefits for both Vietnam and EU
The European Union - Vietnam Free Trade Agreement is set to be signed in Hanoi on June 30. Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh spoke to local media about the historic trade deal.
Vietnam Argentina to work towards strategic partnership Vietnam, Argentina to work towards strategic partnership
Party General Secretary and President of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and President of Argentina Mauricio Macri have agreed to intensify the countries’ comprehensive partnership towards a strategic partnership in the future.

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