The EVFTA was signed in Hanoi Sunday after nine years of negotiations, opening a new chapter in EU-Vietnam investment and trade ties. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Cecilia Malmstrom, European Commissioner for Trade. "The agreement opens a new development horizon for both sides. It is a recognition that Vietnam is a country full of...

More than 99 percent of tariffs on Vietnamese exports to the EU will be removed after 7 years in force.

Vietnam has removed tariffs on several products including fruit and frozen foods imported from six CPTPP signatories. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a decree enacting two Schedules on preferential export/import rates, which brings provisions of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) into force. The preferential tariffs will apply...

Just last month, the Trump Administration prevented companies like Google and Qualcomm from doing business with the Chinese company. So, it looks as if the Trump administration may be backtracking a little bit on their controversial and highly publicized ban of Huawei in the United States. Coming as a bit of a surprise, President Trump announced in a news conference that United States companies...

Thursday, June 27, 2019, is the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (the "Protocol").   Over three decades, the Protocol has steadily and successfully brought more flexibility to the Madrid System. It has improved the international registration process significantly for the ever-growing number of...