Why the EU–Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is such a big deal

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Why the EU–Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is such a big deal

In February, the European Parliament adopted the EU–Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). This is the most comprehensive and ambitious EU trade agreement with a developing country to date, the result of bilateral negotiations between the two following a failed attempt to negotiate a broader EU–Asean trade agreement. The EVFTA will be Vietnam’s next big step […]

EU-Vietnam FTA Boosts Manufacturing Investment Appeal

EU-Vietnam FTA Boosts Manufacturing Investment Appeal

In a boost to Vietnam’s increasing attraction as a Asean manufacturing centre, Vietnam and the European Union (EU) yesterday (August 4) agreed in principle to the signing of a EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade, Vu Huy Hoang, said in Hanoi that he and EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrӧm have […]