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Vietnam exported $485.40 million worth of woodwork from March 1-15 and $2.07 billion from January 1 to March 15, an increase of 13.8 percent compared to the same period last year.

Experts warn about ambiguous production origin

Quantifying Vietnamese content in products and legalizing made-in-Vietnam products are important tasks which can clarify what made-in-Vietnam means.

Foreign-made items ‘mistakenly’ labeled Vietnam-made deceive consumers

VietNamNet Bridge - Many products imported or made in foreign countries under outsourcing contracts have been found labeled ‘made in Vietnam’.

Chinese goods ‘borrow’ Vietnamese origin to go abroad

In 2018, the number of electric bikes that Vietnam exported to the EU increased significantly. At the same time, the EC conducted an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation against Chinese electric bike imports.

How should Vietnam deal with ‘pretend Chinese investments’?

Investment by Chinese enterprises in Vietnam under different modes, from FDI (foreign direct investment) to M&As (merger & acquisition), is on the rise amid the US-China trade war. 

Chinese exports with VN labels could impugn reputation: experts

Economists, warning about increasingly high investments by Chinese in Vietnam, are concerned that Chinese products made in Vietnam and bearing Vietnam labels may bring a bad reputation to Vietnam’s products.

Foreign holding companies evade tax through trade fraud

VietNamNet Bridge - Many foreign invested enterprises (FIEs) established in Vietnam have helped their holding companies commit trade fraud.

Self-certification of product origin puzzles businesses

VietNamNet Bridge - From 2015, Vietnamese businesses must declare and certify the origin of their export products themselves instead of obtaining C/O (certificate of origin) from management agencies.