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Rice industry must diversify products: experts

Despite having great potential, Vietnamese rice-based products remain rudimentary and unpolished, severely hampering their ability to compete on the global market, according to industry experts.According to the Department of Agro-Processing and Market Development under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietnam’s exports of ...

Vietnam ratifies EU free trade agreement

The National Assembly has ratified the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, which will cut or eliminate 99 percent of tariffs on goods traded between the two sides.The legislature on Monday also approved the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement. Up to 94.62 percent of lawmakers voted in favor ...

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Decisive reforms needed for Vietnam to get full EVFTA benefits: WB

Vietnam needs to fill major legal gaps and address key implementation issues to reap the full benefits of the European Union Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) to be ratified by Vietnam’s National Assembly in May, according to a new World Bank report.The report cites the ...

EU-Vietnam: Council gives final green light to free trade agreement

The European Council on March 30 adopted a decision on the conclusion of a free trade agreement (FTA) between the EU and Vietnam. This decision clears the path, on the EU side, for the entry into force of the agreement.Once the Vietnamese National Assembly also ...

EVFTA offers market gap for national agricultural sector

With the country poised to enjoy immediate tariff cuts right after the Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) comes into effect, especially with regard to tariff reduction on agricultural processed products, there will be plenty of opportunities for local goods to enjoy competitive prices whilst exporting ...

Commission welcomes European Parliament's approval of EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements

The European Commission welcomes today’s decision by the European Parliament to approve the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements. The EU-Vietnam trade agreement is now set to enter into force in 2020, upon conclusion of the ratification procedure by Vietnam.The trade agreement will eliminate virtually all ...

Vietnam, EU to sign EVFTA on June 30 in Hanoi

The European Council announced on June 25 that it has approved the European Union – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU – Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA), and assigned the EU to sign the deals with Vietnam on June 30 in Hanoi.The EVFTA ...

The EU and Vietnam implement and Agreement on combating illegal logging and promoting trade in legal timber

On May 8, the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Viet Nam and Viet Nam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development hold a joint meeting to announce the completion of the process of approval and ratification of a Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law ...

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