APEC seeks boost to food security, sustainable agriculture growth

Việt Nam strongly support promoting co-operation in water management for sustainable agricultural development among APEC members, a senior Vietnamese official told the first APEC Water Resources Authorities Meeting for Food Security that opened in Cần Thơ yesterday.

  • South Korean Parliament Passes FTA With EU

    Despite continued opposition from the main opposition Democratic Party (DP), the ruling Grand National Party (GNP) pushed approval of the South Korea-European Union (EU) free trade agreement (FTA) through the South Korean parliament on May 5.

  • Indonesia, EU to set up joint commodities standards to promote trade

    Indonesian Industrial Minister MS Hidayat said that Indonesia and the European Union (EU) would set up a joint commission tasked to discuss standards of trade commodities between the two economies, local media reported here on Thursday.

  • India, Japan pact to boost bilateral trade, investment

    India today said it attaches priority to its strategic partnership with Japan, even as bilateral trade and investment is set to get a boost after their comprehensive market-opening pact comes into force.

  • WTO Members Confront Doha Deadlock

    The achievements of 10 years of negotiations must not be discarded in the face of continuing Doha Round stalemate, World Trade Organization (WTO) delegates have stressed, as director general Pascal Lamy warns of talks teetering on the brink of failure.

  • Wood exports fetch US$1.1 billion - Vietnam’s wood exports generated US$1.1 billion in the first four months of the year, up 52% from same period last year, with the U.S. and European countries remaining key buyers.

  • WTO to gain new member Vanuatu amid turmoil

    (Reuters) - The chief of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Pascal Lamy, hailed on Monday the impending accession of small Pacific island state Vanuatu as a sign of confidence in the body at a time of turbulence.

  • Vietnam hopes FTAs will bring more opportunities to expand export markets

    If Vietnamese enterprises have thorough preparations, they can take full advantage of the opportunities to be brought by free trade agreements (FTA) between Vietnam and other countries in the world.

  • India, Australia to start negotiations on free trade

    India and Australia are all set to open negotiations on free trade following a feasibility study that showed each sides would gain ASD 30 billion over 20 years from lowering barriers.