Illustration photo According to the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), the FSIS will publish in the Federal Register proposed rules to list Viet Nam, China, and Thailand as three foreigners qualified to ship catfish to the U.S. The proposed rules announce FSIS’ determination that catfish (or siluriformes) inspection systems in the three countries be equivalent to those in the US. The proposals will be open for comment for 30 days. Viet Nam, China, and Thailand had submitted documentations to the FSIS to establish the level of their catfish inspection systems and eligibility to export this kind of fish to the U.S. Right after the inspection program was issued, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development ordered relevant agencies to implement technical cooperation with the FSIS. At the same time, the ministry worked closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Industry and Trade to … [Read more...] about More opportunities for exporting VN’s catfish to U.S.
At the event The event was attended by Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh, representatives of the Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs and the Viet Nam-Cambodia Friendship Association and a group of more than 100 businesspeople. Since the first day of its establishment, the club has drawn more than 100 Vietnamese businesses, including large, medium and small-sized enterprises, operating in different fields of investment, trade and services in Cambodia. Addressing the launch ceremony, Director of Agribank Viet Nam in Cambodia, Chairman of Viet Nam Business Club in Cambodia Nguyen Thanh Dung said that there are more than 200 Vietnamese businesses investing in Cambodia, with a registered capital of more than US$3 billion. The businesses have mainly invested in the fields of agriculture, telecommunications, finance, banking, aviation, logistics, health and education. Ambassador Vu Quang Minh highlighted the contributions of the Vietnamese … [Read more...] about VN Business Club launched in Cambodia
Photo: VGP The event aims to introduce fundamental information of the ASEAN-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) to businesses in the central region and connect enterprises between Hong Kong and Viet Nam. The AHKFTA negotiations were completed in September 2017 and officially inked in November 2017. The agreement is expected to come into force since January 2019 after being approved by Hong Kong and at least four nations in ASEAN. Accordingly, when it comes into effect, within a decade, Viet Nam will eliminate 75% of tariff lines. For Hong Kong side, 100% of the tariff lines will be eliminated. Hong Kong is a potential market for Viet Nam. It is the ninth largest trade partner of Viet Nam with the two-way trade value of US$9.2 billion in 2017, up 22% against the previous year. Hong Kong also ranks sixth in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Viet Nam with US$17.7 billion. In the first half of 2018, the two-way trade value reached US$4.59 billion, a … [Read more...] about More opportunities for bigger trade between VN, Hong Kong
Viet Nam’s listed companies are Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Viet Nam (Vietcombank), FPT Corporation, Vinamilk, Vingroup Joint Stock Company, and Petro Viet Nam Gas. The top 300 companies were selected based on market capitalization, with consideration also given to growth potential and geographic balance to bring into sharper relief ASEAN economies in particular. The Nikkei Asian Review also provides in-depth analysis on the operations of these companies, including 81 from China, 44 from India, 42 from the Republic of Korea and 40 from Chinese Taipei. The Asia300 offers a glimpse of the players aiming to be dominant forces in the 21st century – the multinationals poised to challenge the established Western brands. By Thuy Dung … [Read more...] about Five Vietnamese companies listed among Asia’s top 300
Illustration photo This year, Thailand will carry out many cooperation activities with Viet Nam to establish a strategic partnership and deepen bilateral cooperation. On showcase at 160 booths of the fair are high quality products and services of more than 130 leading firms in Thailand, including food and beverages, household products, electronic appliances and beauty products, among others. During the first two days, 113 Thai companies and business associations will directly meet Vietnamese importers to seek partners and business opportunities. Thai merchants and Vietnamese agents of Thai products will showcase food and beverages, household appliances, apparel and accessories, household electrical appliances, health care products, and several other services. Thai food cooking demonstration and dance performances by Thai experts and troupes are also planned for. It aims to strengthen and expand cooperation between businesses of the two countries. The event is … [Read more...] about Top Thai brands exhibition opens