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Vietnam cracks down on IUU fishing ahead of EC inspectors’ visit

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has ordered strengthening inspections to ward off illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing as European Commission (EC) inspectors are coming to Vietnam in October.

PM meets with Australian counterpart, EC President on sidelines of COP26

PM Pham Minh Chinh had bilateral meetings with Australian Prime Minister and President of the European Commission on the sidelines of the COP26 in the UK on November 1 (local time).

Vietnam determined to remove EC’s yellow card fishing warning by 2022

Vietnam is determined to gradually reduce the number of fishing vessels violating regulations on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in order to have the ‘yellow card’ issued by the European Commission (EC) removed by 2022.

VN fishery sector aims for “yellow card” removal with US$10 billion export target in sight

The seafood industry is making all-out efforts to meet this year’s U$$10 billion export target whilst dealing with recommendations from the European Commission (EC)

Coronavirus: Von der Leyen calls €750bn recovery fund 'Europe's moment'

A giant fund is proposed, some of it raised on capital markets, but several countries express doubts.

Localities face difficulties in controlling fishing vessel operations

Localities in Vietnam have taken a number of measures to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing since the country received a “yellow card” warning from the European Commission (EC) in 2017. 

Vietnam sees chance for IUU yellow card to be rescinded

An inspection team from the EC has paid a working visit in Ho Chi Minh City and Kien Giang to conduct a second review of Vietnam's implementation of recommendations regarding IUU fishing.

NA deputies question on efforts to remove EC’s ‘yellow card’ warning

NA deputies questioned about measures to remove the European Commission’s ‘yellow card’ warning to Vietnam’s fisheries sector during the Q&A session to Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong.

EC delegation to inspect Vietnam’s IUU fishing combat next month

An inspection team of the European Commission (EC) will visit Vietnam from November 4-14 to assess the country’s efforts in implementing the EC’s recommendations on fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

EC ends anti-subsidy probe into Vietnam fibre

 The European Commission (EC) has ended an anti-subsidy investigation into polyester staple fibre (PSF) imported from three countries, including Viet Nam, which is expected to boost fibre exports to Europe.

Swift VN-EU FTA talks

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and President of the European Commission (EC) Jose Manuel Barroso have issued a statement detailing the two sides’ orientations to conclude negotiations

EC launches polyester subsidy probe against VN

 VietNamNet Bridge – The European Commission has initiated an anti-subsidy investigation into polyester staple fibre imported from Viet Nam, according to the Viet Nam Competition Authority.


 Japan firm builds US$28-mln plant in Dong Nai; Law to be revised to ensure fairness; Vietnam prioritises trade ties with EU; Vietnamese retail market to watch for big rewards

50 leading European businesses to visit Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – The European Union’s Vietnam delegation has announced plans for a November 12–13 visit from 50 leading European businesses led by European Commission (EC) Vice President Antonio Tajani.