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EVFTA expected to boost admin reform
  Minister - Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung and Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EuroCham) Nicolas Audier co-chaired a dialogue with European enterprises in Vietnam on June 30.
Vietnam, Japan discuss boosting trade of consumer goods
  A teleconference on trading in consumer goods between Vietnam and Japan was held in Tokyo on June 30, with nearly 40 Vietnamese producers and 55 Japanese importers taking part.
Squid, octopus exports down 21.2 percent
  Squid and octopus exports fell by 21.2 percent year-on-year in the first five months of the year to 192 million USD as demand was hit by COVID-19, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers.
Agriculture ministry bullish on export targets despite pandemic
  Though export turnover of agriculture products in the first half of this year fell 3.4 per cent from the same period in 2019, leaders of the industry still hope to meet targets for the year set before the COVID-19 pandemic struck.
China increases control, MoIT urgently recommends
  According to the Consulate General of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Nanning (Guangxi, China), recently, the Guangxi Government has adopted a number of measures to strengthen control of the origin and quality of food in the area.
Electric wire, cable export surges 33.7% in five months
  Vietnam raked in over 903 8 million USD from exporting electric wires and cables in the first five months of 2020
Manufacturing output returns to growth in June
  The Vietnamese manufacturing sector returned to growth in June as success in suppressing the coronavirus pandemic and greater business confidence helped lead to renewed expansions in output and new orders.
EVFTA to come into effect in a month
  The free trade agreement between the European Union and Việt Nam, known as the EVFTA, which was signed on June 30 last year, will enter into force on August 1.
Online trade exchange to promote exports of consumer goods to Japan
  The Ministry of Industry and Trade and the ASEAN – Japan Centre (AJC) on Tuesday held an online trade promotion conference with an aim to increase exports of consumer goods to Japan.
Footwear sector to improve supply chain to take advantage of EVFTA
  Việt Nam’s leather and footwear industry should improve its supply chain performance to take advantage of the milestone trade deal that Việt Nam has signed with the EU and to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, speakers said on Tuesday at an international footwear conference.
Vietnam’s seafood exports down 10% due to coronavirus impact
  Vietnam exported US$3.5 billion worth of fishery products in the first half of 2020, down 10% compared to the same period last year as the coronavirus pandemic slashed demand for Vietnamese seafood.
Vietnamese businesses urged to improve capacity to boost trade ties with US
  Vietnamese businesses should seek a new approach to the US market as doing business with this market requires large-scale and clear production capacity, Nguyen Hong Duong, deputy head of the Europe-America Department at the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), has said.
China maintains position as Vietnam's largest import market
  Despite the first half of the year seeing Vietnamese export turnover to China only reaching a mere US$34.8 billion, China retained its place as the country’s largest import market, according to the General Statistics Office.
Vietnamese lychees make it to Singapore supermarket shelves
  Vietnamese lychees, exported to Japan for the first time last month, are now being sold by Singapore’s largest retail chain, FairPrice.
Legal framework being improved to implement EVFTA
  Tax policies are being specified while customs procedures simplified to improve the legal framework to facilitate the European Union – Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) enforcement.
Pork, oil prices key to keeping inflation under control: experts
  With huge inflation pressure on the way in the remaining months of this year, a close watch must be kept on the prices of key products like oil and pork to hit the goal of keeping inflation below 4 percent, experts have said.
Vietnam's Vingroup says produces first 5G smartphones under Vsmart brand
  Vietnam’s VinSmart, a unit of Vingroup, has produced its first 5G smartphones in cooperation with the U.S.’s Qualcomm, Vingroup said on Monday
HCMC customers can enjoy discounts of up to 70% at 2030 Business Club’s booths
  Participating in the 2020 consumption stimulation program launched by the HCMC Department of Industry and Trade on July 2, as many as 50 booths displaying 50 brands owned by the members of the 2030 Business Club under the Saigon Times Club have formed a pavilion, called 2030 Village, offering discounts of up to 70%.
Rice exports up nearly 18 percent in H1
  Vietnam earned 1.71 billion USD from exporting nearly 3.5 million tonnes of rice in the first half of this year, up 17.9 percent in value and 4.4 percent in volume year-on-year.
Organic Agriculture Development Project for 2020-2030 adopted
  Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has recently signed a decision approving the Organic Agriculture Development Project for 2020-2030 with a hope of becoming one of countries with advance organic agriculture production.
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