Viet Nam’s integration with the global economy and economic liberalization began in 1986 with the 'Doi Moi' initiative. Since then, Viet Nam has become more active in regional economic integration. Even though Viet Nam applied for World Trade Organization (WTO) membership in 1995, it wasn’t until 2001 that the country focused on WTO accession after successfully signing a bilateral trade agreement (BTA) with the United States (US).
From 2001 to 2006, Viet Nam relied on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for progress on regional integration. After successfully becoming the 150th Member of WTO on January 2007, Viet Nam has refocused its efforts towards regional integration.
FTAs are reciprocal and inclusive in nature. To minimize its exclusionary effects towards non-parties, Viet Nam has been joining FTAs, both collectively as a member of ASEAN, as well as unilaterally.
Vietnam's FTAs coverage has evolved to cover not only the movement of goods, but also trade in services, investment and other trade-related aspects.
The WTO Centre – VCCI organizes:
Training Workshop on: “Vietnamese industries and FTAs - Lessons from the Past, Preparation for the Future”
Venue: Meeting Room No. 1, 7th Floor, VCCI Headquarters, No.9 Dao Duy Anh Str, Dong Da Dist, Hanoi
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