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Saturday, July 4, 2020
Tags: FTAs
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.
FTAs encourage food imports investments in Vietnam FTAs encourage food imports, investments in Vietnam
Free trade agreements have created opportunities for food imports and foreign investment in the domestic food industry, according to experts.
Vietnam makes important contributions to ASEAN economic cooperation: Minister Vietnam makes important contributions to ASEAN economic cooperation: Minister
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh talks to Vietnam News Agency about ASEAN-Vietnam cooperation and the roles of Vietnam as ASEAN Chairman in 2020.
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.
Made in Vietnam criteria “Made in Vietnam” criteria
Local media last month reported that Asanzo, a local electronics manufacturer currently holding more than 16 percent of Vietnam’s TV receiver market share, did not produce but imported spare parts from China, then assembled them into finished products with “Made in Vietnam” labels for domestic sale.
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.
Top legislator holds talks with Bhutans National Council Chairman Top legislator holds talks with Bhutan’s National Council Chairman
Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on May 13 held talks with Chairman of the National Council (Upper House) of Bhutan Tashi Dorji, who is in Vietnam for an official visit and to attend the 16th UN Day of Vesak.
Prime Minister sets forth solutions in international integration Prime Minister sets forth solutions in international integration
Individuals and businesses alike should be the subject of international integration, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a teleconference on April 23.
New circular on certificates of origin issued New circular on certificates of origin issued
The Ministry of Industry and Trade on January 22 issued Circular No. 03/2019/TT-BCT stipulating the certificates of origin rules in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Stronger business environment is Governments priority in 2019 Stronger business environment is Government’s priority in 2019
Resolution No 19 on the improvement of business environment has been implemented for five years and has gained a lot of success. The Government is planning to carry a further reform on this issue next year, setting major tasks and solutions to implement the socio-economic development and State budget for 2019.

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