The free trade pact with the EU is expected to open an expressway connecting Vietnam with a $15 trillion market, and it is fee-charging, says National Assembly delegate Vu Tien Loc. Loc, a representative of Thai Binh Province, explained "fee" as investment by the government in upgrading the infrastructure, institutions and quality of human resources. "From enterprise perspective, 'fee' comes...

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...

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...

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...