EU-Vietnam

    • EU-Vietnam trade agreement enters into force

      EU-Vietnam trade agreement enters into force

      EU exports to Vietnam will be taxed less as of tomorrow, 1 August, as an immediate effect of the entry into force of the EU-Vietnam trade agreement that will ultimately scrap duties on 99% of all goods traded between the two sides. Doing business in Vietnam will also become easier for European companies, the EU press service reported.

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    • Vietnam ratifies EU Free Trade Deal

      Vietnam ratifies EU Free Trade Deal

      Vietnam's National Assembly (NA) on Monday approved a wide-ranging free trade agreement with the EU, signed in 2019, news wires reported. It was passed by 457 Vietnamese lawmakers or 100% of deputies present at the voting, with 26 abstentions. In an unusual development and show of transparency, the voting procedures were broadcast live on the national TV.

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    • EU-Vietnam free trade deal gets green light in EP trade committee

      EU-Vietnam free trade deal gets green light in EP trade committee

      The EP Committee on International Trade backed on Tuesday the free trade and investment protection agreements between the EU and Vietnam, the EP press service reported. The agreement will remove virtually all tariffs between the two parties in ten years. It will protect emblematic European products, and allow EU companies to access the Vietnamese public procurement market. The agreement is also an instrument to protect the environment and further social progress in Vietnam, including in labour rights

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    • Vietnam, EU sign landmark free trade deal

      Vietnam, EU sign landmark free trade deal

      The European Union signed a landmark free trade deal with Vietnam on Sunday, the first of its kind with a developing country in Asia, paving the way for tariff reductions on 99% of goods between the trading bloc and Southeast Asian country. It still needs the approval of the European Parliament, which is not a given as some lawmakers are concerned about Vietnam's human rights record.

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