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US President calls for end to militaristic claims in East Sea

 US President Barack Obama said on November 21 that countries should stop building artificial islands and militarising their claims in the East Sea.

DOC eases anti-dumping duties, but shrimp exporters still unsatisfied

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam’s shrimp exports to the US are now taxed less than one percent, but shrimp exporters are not optimistic about exports.

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.

VN’s shrimp industry faces 9th anti-dumping review

VietNamNet Bridge - While Vietnamese shrimp exporters have not agreed with the POR8 (period of review) results of the eighth dumping inspection, the US Department of Commerce has announced it will carry out the POR9.

US adjusts import tariff on Vietnamese Pangasius fish

 VietNamNet Bridge – The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced its preliminary determination adjusting tariffs on Vietnamese frozen tra (Pangasius) fillets imported into the US.

China "sending mixed signals to Asean"

VietNamNet Bridge – Dr. Nguyen Hung Son, Deputy Director-General of the Institute for East Sea Studies, at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam wrote for the Straits Times on May 13 about China’s unilateral act in the East Sea

Has China forgotten its commitments?

VietNamNet - In terms of politics and international diplomacy, China's behavior has egregiously violated the DOC that China and ASEAN signed in 2002, says Dr. Ngo Huu Phuoc, head of the International Law Faculty of the HCMC University of Law.

New NA session opens, reviewing economic development

 VietNamNet Bridge – The seventh session of the 13th National Assembly (NA) opened in the capital city yesterday in the context of complicated regional and global developments, Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said in his opening remark.

Meetings say no to China’s wrongful act in Vietnam’s waters

 VietNamNet Bridge – A number of meetings were held on May 14 by Vietnamese organisations and people to firmly protest China’s illegal placement of oil rig Haiyang Shiyou- 981 in Vietnam’s waters.

Foreign experts voice concern over China’s provocative acts

 VietNamNet Bridge – Two Australian experts on May 14 were highly critical of China’s infringement on Vietnam’s territorial waters.

Vietnam encourages businesses to make investments in Myanmar

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnamese Government will help businesses invest in Myanmar, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said while receiving Myanmar Minister of Industry U Maung Myint in Ha Noi yesterday, May 13.

ASEAN leaders pledge to enhance solidarity

 VietNamNet Bridge – Leaders of the 24th ASEAN Summit have agreed to enhance strong efforts to build an ASEAN Community by 2015 and continue boosting development beyond 2015.

Upcoming ASEAN Summit to examine East Sea tensions

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will attend the 24th ASEAN Summit in Myanmar on May 10-11, amid escalating East Sea tensions which are expected to be hotly contested and dominate debate at the meeting.

Vietnamese seafood companies shrink back in shrimp war

 VietNamNet Bridge – The high costs incurred by Vietnamese shrimp exporters on lawsuits and administrative procedures have had a discouraging effect on them.

US senior official visits Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – US’ Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman paid a working visit to Vietnam on March 4 to discuss ways to further foster cooperation between the two countries in the coming time.

VN boosts ties with Australia, Kyrgyzstan

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam has always appreciated its ties with Australia and wants to boost this partnership for better results, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Ha Noi yesterday, Feb 18.

Rescuers hopeful stranded whales safely at sea in New Zealand

 Conservation officials were hopeful Tuesday that most of a pod of 46 stranded pilot whales had made it out to sea after finding one dead animal on the coast at the top of New Zealand's South Island.

Newly-elected Deputy PM unveils diplomatic tasks

 VietNamNet Bridge – Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has said Vietnam will continue carrying out its open foreign policy of befriending all nations alongside firmly defending national sovereignty.

ASEAN leaders approve documents that put forward ambitious visions

 VietNamNet Bridge – The 23rd ASEAN Summit and related meetings closed yesterday, Oct 10, wrapping up Brunei's term as ASEAN's Chair.

ASEAN Summit opens in Brunei

 ASEAN leaders convened their 23rd summit in Brunei on October 9 to accelerate the building of a united community by 2015, solve pending issues, and set orientations for the grouping beyond 2015.