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"Highway" for an integrated and developed Vietnam
"Highway" for an integrated and developed Vietnam

14/02/2020

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) were officially ratified by the European Parliament (EP) on February 12, 2020. This is a significant event, creating a turning point in the integration process of Vietnam, said Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh in an article published on Nhan Dan Newspaper.
Industrial sector’s growth likely to slow down due to COVID-19
Industrial sector’s growth likely to slow down due to COVID-19

14/02/2020

Growth of Vietnam’s industrial sector is likely to slow down in the first quarter of 2020 due to negative impacts from the acute respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Fruit, vegetable segment needs revamp: agriculture minister
Fruit, vegetable segment needs revamp: agriculture minister

14/02/2020

The fruit and vegetable farming segment needs to restructure production, enhance linkages among stakeholders in the value chain and invest in modern processing plants, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong has said.
EVFTA, EVIPA unleash market potential for European firms: German minister
EVFTA, EVIPA unleash market potential for European firms: German minister

14/02/2020

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA), which were ratified by the European Parliament (EP) on February 12, offer significant business opportunities for European enterprises, German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier has said.
Gov’t to issue lists of preferential tariffs under EVFTA
Gov’t to issue lists of preferential tariffs under EVFTA

14/02/2020

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.
U.S. to slap nearly 48 pct anti-dumping tariff on S. Korean acetone
U.S. to slap nearly 48 pct anti-dumping tariff on S. Korean acetone

14/02/2020

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Wednesday decided to impose an anti-dumping tariff of up to nearly 48 percent on South Korean acetone products, citing their adverse impact on the domestic industry.
How Budget counters ‘origin fraud’ in FTAs
How Budget counters ‘origin fraud’ in FTAs

14/02/2020

It puts the onus of verifying ‘country of origin’ of goods on importers. Banking on official processes can be a lengthy affair.
Australia’s anti-dumping excuse against Indonesia is paper-thin, says WTO
Australia’s anti-dumping excuse against Indonesia is paper-thin, says WTO

14/02/2020

On 27 January 2020, the WTO Dispute Settlement Body, made up of all WTO Members, adopted the panel report in a dispute initiated by Indonesia regarding anti-dumping measures imposed by Australia on imports of A4 copy paper from Indonesia (“Australia –A4 Copy Paper” or “DS529”). Adoption of the DS529 report, without appeal by either Australia or Indonesia, concludes a highly anticipated...
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