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Vietnam pushes for WTO’s stronger trade, development role at MC13

Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien has joined meetings held as part of the World Trade Organisation’s 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) in Abu Dhabi.

Vietnam, WTO agree to promote multilateral trading

Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien and WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweal agreed to promote the multilateral trading system and other agendas being launched by the organisation.

Authorities, enterprises collaborate to respond to trade remedy lawsuits

Vietnam is currently facing 208 trade remedy lawsuits, and this figure is expected to increase sharply in the coming time, causing the market share of Vietnamese goods to be at risk of shrinking in many export markets.

Vietnam has high export growth after joining WTO

Vietnam has gained strong growth in trade since it joined the World Trade Organisation (WTO) 15 years ago, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).


Vietnam participates in WTO negotiations on fisheries subsidies

Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai led a delegation participating in WTO negotiations on fisheries subsidies, which was recently held in an online format.

Vietnam contributes to WTO talks on fisheries subsidies

The WTO’s negotiating group on rules concerning the fisheries subsidies negotiations held an online session in January with the participation of representatives from delegations to the WTO in Geneva and officials in their home countries.

Vietnam chairs meeting of ASEAN Committee in Geneva

The Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the UN, WTO, and other international organisations, in its capacity as Chair of the ASEAN Committee in Geneva (ACG), organised an online meeting of the committee on December 14.

Vietnam urges Thailand to enhance transparency in regulations on border trade

Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, Head of the Vietnamese Mission in Geneva, has called on Thailand to enhance transparency in regulations in areas regarding cross-border trade.

Vietnamese abroad urged to make more contributions to homeland

Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, head of the Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the UN, WTO and other international organisations in Geneva, 

EVFTA will broaden skies for aviation across Vietnam

Never-before-seen activities in Vietnam’s aviation sphere are expected to come to EU businesses soon on the back of the landmark EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement.

Vietnam warned of increased risk of anti-subsidy lawsuits

The US Trade Representative (USTR) has decided that it will classify developed and developing countries in accordance with its own criteria and consider the trade ratio of the countries when classifying.

Vietnam attends APEC SOM 1 in Malaysia

The first Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 1) and related meetings of the Asia-Pacific Cooperation (APEC) forum 2020 (APEC 2020) took place in Malaysia’s Putrajaya city from February 20-22.

Vietnam pledges continued close coordination with WTO

Vietnam vows to continue active and close coordination with the WTO in all of its activities, said Vietnamese Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai during her meeting with WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo in Geneva, Switzerland on February 17.

Vietnam chairs meeting of ASEAN Committee in Geneva in WTO

The Permanent Representative of Vietnam in Geneva, Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai on February 11 chaired a meeting of the ASEAN Committee in Geneva (ACG) in the WTO, the first in her capacity as the new head of the committee.

National Assembly strives to implement institutional reform

Implementing institutional reform is a crucial and challenging task of the National Assembly, especially in the context of the country's rapid development and deeper economic integration, according to NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

CPTPP creates opportunities for foreign investors in Vietnamese aviation sector

As a member of WTO and EVFTA, Vietnam has yet to permit foreign investors to offer air transport services, though aviation services and projects have been opened for investment since the signing of CPTPP.


EVFTA gains in Vietnam's telecoms and banking

Even though a bigger lift in foreign ownership cap could become a driving force to lure further European investment in banking and telecommunications, the funding picture in these sectors remains a question.

Indonesia to sue EU over palm oil industry concerns

The Indonesian government is preparing for legal action at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge the EU over its Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) and Delegated Regulation (DR).

No monopoly in stainless steel market: Trade Ministry

The anti-dumping duties imposed on stainless steel has not created a monopoly in the market, said the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).


Labour-related difficulties lie ahead for Vietnamese textile firms

Vietnamese textile and apparel firms are facing tough times expanding their businesses, especially in terms of human resource development, experts said on Friday.