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New-generation free-trade agreements have created a new impetus for attracting foreign investment in Vietnam. Economic expert Nguyen Van Toan of  the  Association of Foreign Invested Enterprises spoke with Customs News on this issue.

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According to the World Bank, Vietnam has one of the fastest growing economies in the world—7.1% GDP growth in 2018, and 6.7% at the mid-point of 2019.

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As the US and Japan intensify trade negotiations, the push for a quick “mini-deal” on agriculture and autos will have far-reaching impact.

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China’s yuan (renminbi) has remained above the sensitive level of seven to the US currency for the last three days, hinting that trade friction between the US and China is entering a dangerous phase. The escalating tension between the two world powers is predicted to have negative impacts on Vietnam’s trade in the short term.

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The textile and garment industry’s exports were worth US$32 billion last year and they are expected to reach $40 billion this year.

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As the US-China tariff war rumbles on, it has been a great year so far for free trade agreements (FTAs) involving Asian countries.

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Every day I ride a boat along the Saigon River between Districts 1 and 2 when I am in Ho Chi Minh City. Monday through Friday, it is full of container barges moving containers to and from major distribution points. Saturdays and Sundays, however, are basically void of such traffic....

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Vietnam needs to up textile localization to extract trade pact gains, but authorities are rejecting proposed factories on environmental grounds.

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Domestic businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need further support from state management agencies to better compete in the context of deep global integration, said Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Vu Tien Loc.

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The Malaysian Government has yet to decide on whether the country would ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) or not, the local news agency Bernama quoted an official as saying.

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