EVFTA to introduce new dispute resolution tribunal

The European Commission and Vietnam’s Ministry of Trade and Industry have agreed on the final text for the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), formally concluding the legal review of the document.

  • Singapore’s economy grows slower in Q2 than expected

    Singapore’s economy in the second quarter of 2018 expanded just 3.8 percent from the same period last year, and only 1 percent from the previous quarter.

  • Chances for Vietnam’s leather industry abundant in 2018

    The country’s leather industry is enjoying good chances to benefit from the shift of orders from China as a result of the tendency of moving to the production of high-tech goods.

  • TPP fuels Asia's zest for regional free trade pacts

    TOKYO -- Trade negotiators from the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries will gather in Japan from July 17 to July 19 to hammer out procedures for accepting new members into the bloc, among them Thailand, Indonesia and possibly the U.K.

  • China vows to hit back against latest US tariffs

    China has reacted strongly to the United States' announcement of new tariffs on US$200 billion (S$272 billion) of Chinese goods, calling it "totally unacceptable" and "typical bullying", and warning that Beijing will take counter-measures.

  • Việt Nam signs up to international fishing legislation

    HÀ NỘI — The Government has agreed to accede to the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA), the first binding international agreement to specifically target illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

  • US-China trade war to hurt or benefit VN agriculture?

    HÀ NỘI — The ongoing US-China trade war will greatly impact the structure of the world economy in the future, causing damage but also generating indirect opportunities for countries where the economy relies heavily on agricultural production like Việt Nam.

  • Vietnam to become South Korean car part production center

    VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam’s policy on tightening control over import and decreased domestic consumption as well as exports in South Korea have prompted South Korean investors to set their car part production bases in Vietnam.

  • China's ZTE clears hurdle to lifting U.S. ban

    (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday that it signed an agreement with ZTE Corp <000063.SZ> that paves the way for the Chinese tech company to resume operations after a nearly three-month ban on doing business with American suppliers.