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EU-Vietnam FTA: India’s labour-intensive export sectors to feel the heat, China may gain

Pandemic-hit Indian exporters, especially in labour-intensive sectors, are expecting their fortune to plummet further, as key competitor Vietnam has clinched a free trade agreement (FTA) with the EU. The pact will raise competition between the Asian rivals for the lucrative EU market in a range of ...

Banikinkar Pattanayak

Cambodia pushes for FTA talks with potential partners

The Cambodian government is pushing for free-trade agreement (FTA) talks with potential partners while seeking Russia’s help for a Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) free trade agreement, local media reported. The Cambodian Ministry of Commerce’s Secretary of State Tek Reth Kamrong said during her recent meeting with Russian Ambassador to Cambodia ...

EU-Vietnam trade deal prompts concern in Thailand

On June 30 in Hanoi, Vietnamese and EU officials signed a new free trade deal that could shift the balance of manufacturing in the region. The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement will reduce tariffs and facilitate trade between the two parties. Vietnam will ...

Skylar Lindsay

Thailand seeks to change FTA with China

Thailand is seeking a review of the Thailand-China free trade agreement as the 0% import duty for electric vehicles could derail the country’s plan to attract foreign manufacturers. Keep reading   ...

Wichit Chanthanusornsiri

More efforts needed to enforce EU-Vietnam FTA

The European Union wants to ratify the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement in 2018 and put it into force as soon as possible. This is the main theme of a seminar held in Brussels, Belgium recently.Keep reading ...

Vietnam Plus News Staff

ASEAN to sign Hong Kong free trade deal in November

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is to sign a free-trade agreement with Hong Kong in November, a Philippine government official said Saturday, September 9, following three years of talks. Keep reading  ...

AFP News Staff

As America retreats, Asia is the last hope for free trade

Fukunari Kimura, a professor at Keio University and an expert in Asian trade, indicated in a Nikkei interview that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a proposed free trade agreement, should be a stronghold of free trade, since the Trans-Pacific Partnership has suffered a setback with ...

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