Japanese appliance-maker Panasonic Corp said that next year it will move its Thai-based production of refrigerators and washing machines to Vietnam. "Panasonic will reorganize its white goods production sites in Southeast Asia, and transfer the production of washing machines and refrigerators in Thailand to Vietnam," the company said on Thursday in an statement emailed to Reuters. Panasonic...

Important Update: INTA 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting Dear Friend: I am writing to provide an update about INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting. We have come a long way since the original plan to host our 2020 Annual Meeting in Singapore, which would have taken place in April; and even from our latest announcement that we would be holding a combined Annual Meeting...

In April 2020, the APEC Policy Support Unit issued Policy Brief No. 31 of April 2020 on “APEC in the Epicentre of COVID-19" The Policy Brief also recommends that APEC Member Economies should work to ensure an uninterrupted supply of medical goods and food. This includes eliminating trade-restrictive measures on essential goods to help with the response to the crisis and eventual recovery. Key...

The trade pact with E.U. could help the Vietnamese economy recover from pandemic impacts by boosting trade and creating jobs, the government says. It made the observation Wednesday while submitting the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) to the National Assembly for ratification. Lawmakers will discuss the trade pact starting Wednesday and vote on it on May 28. Industry and Trade Minister...

No new Covid-19 case was recorded Wednesday morning, marking day 27 straight that Vietnam has gone without community transmission of the disease. The nation’s Covid-19 tally has remained at 288 since last Thursday, with active patients down to 36 after three relapsed patients, all Brazilian, were discharged on Tuesday. The remaining 252 have all recovered.As of Wednesday, Vietnam has not...