RCEP facilitates trade and harmonization of standards
06:00 | 14/12/2020 EVFTA
(VEN) - While the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) are designed to maximize trade and investment liberalization, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is the harmonization of standards to facilitate trade in the region. Vietnam Economic News’ Thu Phuong spoke about the recently signed RCEP agreement with Phung Thi Lan Phuong, Head of the Free Trade Agreement Office under the WTO (World Trade Organization) and Integration Center of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).
RCEP: All is well that ends well, but why did it take eight years?
06:00 | 11/12/2020 Vietnam - Asean
(VEN) - The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement comprises 20 chapters with commitments covering goods, services, investment, intellectual property rights, competition, trade remedies, standards, e-commerce and dispute settlement. Many of these chapters were not included in the underlying ASEAN+1 agreements that formed the original core of RCEP. This to some extent explains why it took RCEP negotiators as long as eight years to reach its signing on November 15, 2020.
Vietnam, ASEAN share smart energy ideas for urban development
06:00 | 29/11/2020 Vietnam - Asean
(VEN) - As smart energy plays an important role in urban development, Vietnam plans to develop smarter, cleaner, greener and more sustainable energy resources for its cities, said experts at a recent summit in Hanoi devoted to sharing initiatives, experiences and cooperation between Vietnamese cities and other urban centers in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Vietnam sets out plans to achieve industrialization targets
06:00 | 01/10/2020 Vietnam - Asean
(VEN) - By 2030, Vietnam will accomplish its industrialization and modernization, becoming one of the top three ASEAN countries in industry, with some of its industries globally competitive and deeply participating in the global value chain. This is the essence of a recently adopted government action plan on national industry development policies to 2030, with a vision to 2045.