VN businesses face risks from Hong Kong, China FTAs

Following the recently signed ASEAN-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the 2016 revised ASEAN–China Free Trade Area (ACFTA), Vietnamese enterprises have another great opportunity to increase their profitability in the Chinese market, achieving this potential also poses a major challenge.

  • Non-tariff barriers hinder exports to China

    Pakistan is reportedly unhappy with China over non-tariff barriers imposed by China on Pakistani exports despite a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), well informed sources told Business Recorder. "We are very concerned over the non tariff barriers in China because of which our companies are at a distinct disadvantage against products of Chinese companies," the sources added.

  • WTO top court backs China in U.S. duties dispute

    (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization's top court upheld on Friday some Chinese objections to a ruling that had backed the right of the United States to impose extra duties on Chinese goods that Washington said were unfairly priced and subsidized.

  • USW Deeply Troubled by WTO Ruling on China Trade

    The United Steelworkers (USW) said that today's decision by the Appeals body of World Trade Organization (WTO) is a slap in the face to U.S. workers and industries that are harmed by China's predatory trade practices.

  • Taiwan, India Begin FTA Feasibility Study

    India's Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has disclosed that Taiwan and India are to undertake a non-official feasibility study into a proposed bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), after which it would be decided whether to begin official negotiations.

  • Russia: Biden Says U.S. Will Push For Russia to Be in Trade Organization

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., left, in meetings with Russia’s president on Wednesday, called the country’s accession to the World Trade Organization “the most important item on our agenda,” and promised that the White House would push for the repeal of cold-war-era trade restrictions

  • Clinton Pushes US Free Trade Agenda At APEC

    During remarks to senior officials from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum in Washington, Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Secretary of State, emphasized the strong commitment of the United States government to free trade in the region, as long as it is fair, transparent and “delivers results to the American people.”

  • Biden touts US-Russian trade in Moscow speech

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that Washington supports Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization because it will lead to greater trade between the two countries, what he called the "next frontier" of the relationship.

  • Vietnam's cashew nut export revenue up 43.8% in first two months

    Vietnam's cashew nut export revenue hits 154 million U.S. dollars in the first two months, posting a year-on-year rise of 43.8 percent, according to a report by Vietnamese General Statistics Office on Thursday.