RCEP signing: Highlight of Vietnam’s 2020 ASEAN leadership
06:00 | 01/01/2021 Vietnam - Asean
(VEN) - “The signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement marked a significant milestone in the international economic integration process of Vietnam and all countries involved in the negotiations,” Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh told the media.
Vietnam reaffirms leadership role as ASEAN Chair amid pandemic
06:00 | 31/12/2020 Vietnam - Asean
(VEN) - What the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has done in 2020 with Vietnam playing the role of its Chair has dispelled all doubts (if any) about the bloc’s internal strength and cooperation possibilities in the context of complicated global changes, especially in terms of economic development, trade and investment.
Vietnam affirms its global position at APEC
06:00 | 22/12/2020 Vietnam - Asean
(VEN) - As the Chair ASEAN for 2020 and a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for 2020-2021, Vietnam’s position at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum has improved. At the recent 27th APEC Summit, held online, the leaders of 21 member economies adopted the Post-2020 Vision of APEC proposed by Vietnam in the city of Da Nang in 2017.
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).