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EU warning against local fruits and vegetables for food safety violations

The EU has issued a warning against nine fresh and processed fruits and vegetables from the nation due to food safety risks.

HCM City calls for EU investment in nearly 200 projects

Ho Chi Minh City is calling for investment into 197 projects in ten key areas, an official told the Vietnam-Europe Business Forum in the southern largest economic hub on June 30.

European Literature Days 2022 to open in Hanoi, presenting classic works

People are invited to enjoy new books written by authors from European Union countries in Hanoi.

Unilateral visa exemption for several European nations proposed

The Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) has put forward a proposal to the Vietnamese Government to resume the unilateral visa exemption for tourists from the UK, Germany, Italy, France and Spain 

The ‘bridge’ between EU and Vietnam: EVFTA

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) are the most ambitious agreements in terms of market access, rules and values that the EU has ever signed with a developing country like Vietnam.

High-tech EU investment shows promise

Driven by the Vietnamese government’s new strong moves, greater investment flows from the EU into Vietnam is on the horizon for 2022

European nations to embrace EVIPA-backed investments

Vietnam is seeking further approval of the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement by member states of the EU, as the deal will protect the benefits of investors of both sides when performing in their respective territories.

EU inspects pesticide residues on instant noodles imported from Vietnam

The European Commission (EC) has published an official gazette on regulations about adding imported instant noodles to the inspection list for pesticide residues in the EU.

Exporters told to strictly comply with EU regulations to avoid losses

The European Union has a large demand for imported agricultural products and, thanks to the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), Vietnamese businesses have a unique opportunity to take advantage of this.

13th EuroCham White Book released at Meet Europe 2021

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, two-way trade between Vietnam and the EU still expanded by nearly 20 percent annually, reaching more than 56 billion USD last year.


Public Security Minister meets EU delegation head, Australian Minister of Home Affairs

Minister of Public Security General To Lam on November 23 had a meeting with Ambassador Giorgio Aliberti, head of the European Union Delegation to Vietnam, and held online talks with Australian Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews.

European firms optimistic about Vietnam's business environment after social distancing

Vietnam posted 18.3 percentage points in the Business Climate Index (BCI) in the third quarter of 2021 that was recently announced by the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham).

Vietnamese Innovation Network in Europe debuts

The Vietnamese Innovation Network in Europe (VINEU) was launched at a ceremony held at the Embassy of Vietnam in Germany and via videoconference on October 16.

Europe recovers, opening up great opportunity for Vietnamese goods

According to Vietnam’s Trade Counselor in Germany Bui Vuong Anh, two-way trade between Vietnam and Germany reached $16 billion in 2019 and $15.2 billion in 2020.

The 'test' for the future of seafood exports

If Vietnam does not focus on removing the IUU (Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing) yellow card and violations continue, it is very likely that the EC will switch from yellow card to red card.

Organic producers advance via European connections

After its first year in effect, the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement has brought about remarkable opportunities to boost exports of Vietnamese organic products to the EU market.

State, Party leaders seek EU’s vaccine support for Vietnam

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 18 sent a letter to President of the European Council Charles Michel suggesting the European Union (EU) share COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam, in an effort to step up the vaccine diplomacy strategy.

Vietnam could lose US$480 million per year due to illegal fishing

As the third largest seafood exporter in the world, Viet Nam's could lose about US$480 million per year if it fails in its fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.


Over 20 Vietnamese basa fish exporters withdraw from EU market

Nearly 25 Vietnamese companies exporting basa fish have withdrawn from the EU market since the beginning of the year.

EU proposes building European-standard university in Hanoi

Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh and Ambassador Giorgio Aliberti, head of the European Union Delegation to Vietnam, discussed the building of the European Management University in Hanoi during their meeting on June 16.