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COVID-19 an opportunity for Vietnamese businesses to change course
  COVID-19 makes a reasonable time for businesses to kick off new ideas and get together to come over the hairy problem.
Tuna exports to UK not affected by Brexit
  The UK has officially left the European Union (Brexit), and has entered a “transition period” until the end of December 2020, so exports to the UK havenot been affected by Brexit.
Logistics industry problems persist: conference
  The logistics industry in Vietnam, especially HCM City, continues to face challenges like red tape and traffic congestion near border gates despite progress made in facilitating trade, Dinh Ngoc Thang, head of the city Department of Customs, told a recent conference.
Vietnam posts trade deficit of 176 million USD in two months
  Vietnam reported an estimated trade deficit of 176 million USD in the first two months of the year, according to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO).
Vietnam seeks stronger economic cooperation with UK, India
  A Vietnamese delegation led by Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung had working trips to the UK and India from February 23 to March 1 to boost cooperation in economy, trade and investment.
Businesses complain of more difficulties as Covid-19 spreads outside China
  The coronavirus epidemic is disrupting supply chains and hampering demand for businesses that source from or sell to countries like Japan and South Korea.
Việt Nam needs more trees: experts
  The forestry sector has set a target of US$20 billion of annual export turnover for wood and wooden products by 2025, increasing from the current $9.45 billion.
Vietnamese asparagus could enter Australian market this month
  Việt Nam could export asparagus to Australia this month, according to the Việt Nam Trade Office in Australia.
Vietnam develops modern supply system for farm products
  Vietnam is working to develop a system of modern agricultural product supply centres to promote the consumption of farm produce, enhance food safety and hygiene, and improve the competitive edge of Vietnamese goods.
Customs clearance for exported medical mask completed when permits submitted
  On February 29, the Customs Control and Supervision Department (under the General Department of Vietnam Customs) sent an urgent message to provincial and municipal customs departments on the implementation of Government Resolution 20/NQ-CP dated February 28 on applying the export licensing regime on medical masks amid COVID-19 prevention and control.
Covid-19 hasn't harmed Vietnamese exporters to Japan and Korea yet
  Though the Covid-19 epidemic has spread to Japan and South Korea, some local exporters to the two markets are still experiencing good results.
Dragon fruit noodles? Firms create new food products as exports to China slump
  The Việt Nam Flour Corporation (Vikybomi) has created new food products made from wheat flour and farm produce such as dragon fruit and watermelon amid a reduction in fruit exports to China.
Samsung exports spur Vietnam’s foreign trade
  Despite the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, Vietnam’s foreign trade in the first two months of the year picked up by 2.4% year-on-year to reach US$74 billion as Samsung boosted the exports of its new products.
US remains Vietnam’s largest export market in first two months
  The US was the largest export market of Vietnam in the first two months of 2020 with export revenue of US$9.8 billion, an increase of 19.6% over the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
HCMC exports to China up despite Covid-19
  Exports to China by registered enterprises in HCMC grew 22.5 percent year-on-year to $1.19 billion in the first two months of 2020.
Fresh capital injections to avail of opportunities from EVFTA
  Businesses in logistics and agricultural processing are embracing ambitious expansion plans to effectively cash in on opportunities from the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).
Export growth rate not as high as expected after CPTPP takes effect for one year
  The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) between Vietnam and the first six countries which took effect since December 30, 2018, is considered as a big opportunity to boost export volume and create conditions for enterprises to develop production and trade but the result after a year of implementation remains extremely modest.
1,000 containers stuck at Vietnam-China border
  As the coronavirus outbreak suspends trade, 1,070 containers remain idle at Vietnam’s northern border with China
Textile factories shift production from clothes to masks
  Garment makers are training employees to make masks as demand rises amidst the novel coronavirus outbreak.
India and Việt Nam to promote trade during Covid-19
  Indian Ambassador Pranay Verma speaks to Việt Nam News about business opportunities between Việt Nam and India in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic.
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