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ASEAN, EU agree to lift ties to Strategic Partnership at AEMM 23

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU) agreed to elevate their relationship to “Strategic Partnership” during the 23rd ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting (AEMM) held on December 1 via videoconference.

Vietnam fighting illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing

Removing the European Commission’s illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing “yellow card” is no easy task and cannot be done overnight, 

Businesses diversify products to enter EU market

Plenty of local firms have weathered the COVID-19 crisis by selecting niche markets and diversify products to enhance their competitiveness and gain access to the EU market.

Positive trade signals since the effectiveness of EVFTA

Two months since the effectiveness of the EVFTA, Vietnam has seen positive signals in its trade exchange with the EU despite the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Export prospects rise though forestry decree

With the EU being among the largest importers of Vietnam’s timber products, a fresh decree on legal assurance has marked an important step towards the full implementation of the Forest Law Enforcement,

European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival to return next month

Twenty-two documentaries will be screened in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City during the European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival from October 1 to 10.

Increasing agricultural quality through new EU deal

The historic EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement has been in force for nearly two months now.

Vietnam needs to develop raw materials production to take advantage of EVFTA

A shortage of raw materials remained an obstacle that needed to be removed if Vietnamese textiles and garment enterprises want to seize export opportunities in the European Union under the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).

Export price peaks, Vietnam’s rice advances towards the EU

The rice price in the world market, which is at a nine-year high, helped Vietnam earn $2.2 billion from rice exports in the first eight months of the year.

Nine Vietnamese fragrant rice varieties given tariff quotas in EU

Nine Vietnamese fragrant rice varieties will enjoy tariff export quotas to Europe under the Europe-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) agreement.

EVFTA obligations can brew up coffee success

Bolstered by the growing demand in the EU, Vietnam’s coffee industry has a major opportunity to capture a bigger market share on the European continent.

Dialogue looks at Vietnam - EU maritime economic cooperation

A dialogue with the theme “Sustainable Maritime Development: Sharing Vietnam and EU’s Perspectives” took place in Hanoi on August 19 with over 150 in attendance.

Local steel firms face challenges in exporting to EU despite FTA

Vietnam’s steel industry would face many challenges in exporting steel to the EU despite the advantages gained under the Vietnam - EU Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), according to experts.

Vietnamese Prime Minister holds phone talks with EC President

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held phone talks with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen on July 29 to discuss the implementation of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) 

EU mobilises over $900 million to help ASEAN battle COVID-19

The European Union has mobilised a “Team Europe” package of over 800 million EUR (920 million USD) to support ASEAN nation in the fight against COVID-19.


Coronavirus: EU leaders start third day of recovery talks

As global cases rise by record numbers, EU leaders struggle to reach a deal on a recovery package.

EU leaders meet in push for Covid recovery deal

Hopes of reaching an agreement are not high, but some countries say they need urgent funding.

Coronavirus: EU to allow in visitors from 14 'safe' countries

Australia, Canada and Japan are currently on the safe list, but the US, China and Brazil are not.

EU Ambassador hails Vietnam for successfully hosting 36th ASEAN Summit

EU Ambassador to ASEAN Igor Driesmans has hailed Vietnam for successfully hosting the 36th ASEAN Summit by overcoming some truly unprecedented challenges.

EVFTA paves way for high-quality FDI flows from Europe to Vietnam

The European Union (EU)-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is expected to trigger high-quality FDI flows from Europe to the Southeast Asian country, said Vietnamese Trade Counsellor in Italy Nguyen Duc Thanh.