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Saturday, August 8, 2020
Tags: World Trade Organization
36th ASEAN Summit: Leaders Vision Statement on a Cohesive And Responsive ASEAN 36th ASEAN Summit: Leaders’ Vision Statement on a Cohesive And Responsive ASEAN
The Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders on Friday participated in the 36th summit of the grouping and has adopted the “ASEAN Leaders’ Vision Statement on a Cohesive And Responsive ASEAN: Rising Above Challenges And Sustaining Growth”.
ASEAN leaders issue declaration on measures to fight COVID-19 ASEAN leaders issue declaration on measures to fight COVID-19
ASEAN leaders adopted the Declaration of the Special ASEAN Summit on COVID-19 at the end of the online Special ASEAN Summit on the pandemic which was chaired by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on April 14, issuing first ever guidelines for coordinated efforts by the group against the pandemic.
EU completes procedures for EVFTA to take effect: Official EU completes procedures for EVFTA to take effect: Official
In his recent phone talks with European Commissioner for Trade Phil Hogan, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh exchanged views on a number of issues related to the European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and bilateral cooperation and trade in the context of the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
Early warning system for trade remedy to be developed Early warning system for trade remedy to be developed
By 2025, Vietnam will develop an early warning system for trade remedy, according to Prime Minister Decision 316/QD-TTg dated March 8.
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.

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