The added value of geographical indications
10:55 | 13/03/2017 Economy- Society
(VEN) - There are more than 900 Vietnamese products associated with 700 different localities nationwide, but only 49 have geographical indication certifications, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology’s National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP).
Tapping Vietnam’s international logistics potential
10:23 | 10/03/2017 Economy- Society
(VEN) - Vietnam’s geographic location and the import, export capabilities of its domestic businesses offer favorable conditions for the country to develop logistics services. However, Vietnam has yet to bring into play these advantages. An action plan to enhance the competitiveness of logistics services has been prepared by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and approved by the government. This initiative is expected to create an impetus for the logistics sector and the entire economy.
Can Vietnam adapt to a resurgence of trade protectionism?
10:45 | 08/03/2017 Economy- Society
(VEN) - 2017 will possibly mark a milestone in the development process of the global economy as protectionism has shown signs of resurgence and may hinder free trade. Vietnam needs to adapt itself to these changing circumstances in order to affirm its competitiveness and integration capability, especially in major playing fields of the global economy.