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Vietnamese leader Nguyen Van Binh attends third Eastern Economic Forum

Head of the Vietnamese Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh is currently attending the third Eastern Economic Forum which opened in Vladivostok city, Russia, on September 6. This year’s forum themed ‘The Russian Far East: Creating a New Reality’ has attracted the participation of nearly 5,000 delegates who are State leaders, entrepreneurs, experts […]

Vietnam to build customs bond system

The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (GATF) will help Viet Nam to establish a customs bond system – part of the country’s efforts to modernize and reform administrative procedures relating to import and export. The GATF and the Viet Nam Private Sector Forum (VPSF) launched their joint project on customs bond last Friday, aimed at […]

Vietnam permitted to export dragon fruit to Australia

Australia last week announced that it would permit the import of Vietnamese dragon fruit, making Việt Nam the first country to get licence to export fresh dragon fruit there. Dragon fruit is one of Việt Nam’s key export fruits, and saw export sales worth US$895.7 million in 2016, accounting for 50.3 per cent of the […]

TPP countries push ahead with negotiations in Australia

Senior officials from the remaining 11 countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are meeting in Australia from August 28-30 to discuss measures to bring the agreement into effect as soon as possible. In an statement released on August 28, Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo said he has been engaging regularly with his TPP ministerial […]

Vietnam, Australia sign MOU to combat illegal fishing

On the sidelines of the APEC Food Security Week in Cần Thơ, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hà Công Tuấn held a bilateral meeting with Australian Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston to discuss co-operation in agro-business and fishing. They signed an MOU on combating illegal, unreported, unregulated (IUU) fishing. […]

HCM City looks to beef up agriculture cooperation with Australia

Ho Chi Minh City and Australia have high potential for cooperation in agriculture, especially high technology farming and cattle breeding, said Nguyen Thanh Phong, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee. At a meeting with Anne Ruston, Australian Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources in the city on August 23, Phong said that Ho Chi […]

For an ASEAN economy of integration, high growth and sustainable development

2017 marks a significant milestone in the development process of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as the bloc celebrates its 50th founding anniversary. From a region divided by differing political stances, ASEAN has since become a unified bloc of solidarity, close bonds and friendship, with the participation of 10 countries in the region, […]

Soybeans Climb as U.S. Shipments Increase; Corn, Wheat Advance

Soybeans rose for a second day, rallying from a four-month low, on signs demand for U.S. supply is increasing as dry weather in Brazil and excessive rains in Argentina may hurt crops in the world’s biggest growing region. The contract for January delivery gained as much as 1.3 percent to $14.2575 a bushel on the […]

Forum talks up CLV development triangle

A Dak Lak province business forum late last week discussed measures to further promote investment in the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle. About 300 delegates and guests from the three countries attended the forum, organized by the Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), in partnership with Vietnam’s Association of Foreign-Invested Enterprises (VAFIE) and the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia Association for Economic Cooperation Development. Dang Xuan Quang, deputy head of the Foreign Investment Agency, said the Vietnamese government was encouraging Vietnamese companies to invest in the development triangle. Many Vietnamese enterprises have gained encouraging successes in doing business in Cambodia and…

Vietnam’s Crude Oil Exports in October Jump 26.4% on Year to 798,745 Mt

Vietnam exported 798,745 mt of crude oil in October, up 26.4% year-on-year, the General Department of Vietnam Customs said Tuesday. The export volumes were down 13.7% from September. The month-on month drop in the country’s crude oil exports was attributed to stable demand for domestic crude from its sole 6.5 million mt/year refinery at Dung […]