More private capital required for seaports (20/04/2023)
A downturn in exports may prompt the private sector to reevaluate its investment plans in the nation’s seaports, which are estimated to require over $13 billion by 2030.

Japanese investors weigh up options (20/04/2023)
Although Japanese manufacturers may be planning to cut production abroad over the next few years, some groups are being encouraged to increase focus on the Global South to increase security and take advantage of new business environments.

Vietnam foresees opportunity to boost coffee exports (19/04/2023)
The robusta coffee market is bustling again with the comeback of two big producers – Brazil and Indonesia. However, the supply prospects of the two countries are giving an opportunity to Vietnam to boost exports and cement its top position.

Rules paradox hinders plans for EU exports (19/04/2023)
Though the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement will remove import tariffs for many export items into the EU, costs for access to this market are set to increase in addition to strict rules of origin.

Diversifying material sources opens door to sustainable supply chain (19/04/2023)
Diversifying sources of materials and stepping up digital transformation have been regarded as the key to the building of a smart, sustainable supply chain in the garment-textile sector, insiders said.

Seminar looks into opportunities for Vietnam – UK trade cooperation (19/04/2023)
A seminar on new areas for trade and business cooperation, especially in energy, climate change adaptation, green transformation and finance, education, healthcare, technology, and infrastructure, between Vietnam and the UK was held by the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK in collaboration with British Expertise International (BEI) on April 18.

Vietnam attractive to foreign investors: Austrian newspaper (19/04/2023)
Die Presse - a German-language daily broadsheet newspaper based in Vienna, Austria, on April 14 ran an article highlighting favourable conditions that make Vietnam more attractive to foreign investors.

Experts scrutinise global minimum tax implementation in Vietnam (19/04/2023)
Vietnam needs to fully and comprehensively assess the impacts of the global minimum tax on the country, said Minister of Finance Ho Duc Phoc on April 18.

Top cities bear brunt of sluggish PCI (18/04/2023)
Global strife and lingering pandemic ramifications are pulling the competitiveness of some Vietnamese cities and provinces down, with foreign-invested firms still struggling with the burden of regulatory procedures.

Vietnam’s green economy expected to reach 300 billion USD by 2050 (18/04/2023)
Vietnam has set a target of increasing its green economy’s contribution to GDP from 6.7 billion USD in 2020 to 300 billion USD by 2050, which requires drastic and breakthrough steps, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung has said.

Vietnam takes synchronous measures to draw Australian capital: official (18/04/2023)
Vietnam will continue with synchronous measures to attract foreign investment effectively, especially from Australia, said deputy head of the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI)’s Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) Vu Van Chung at the Vietnam-Australia Investment Forum held in Hanoi on April 17.

Railway infrastructure projects grab foreign investors’ attention (18/04/2023)
Many foreign investors have expressed their interest in railway projects of Vietnam amid the Ministry of Transport (MoT)’s efforts to attract private and foreign investment in railway infrastructure, an official of the Vietnam Railway Authority (VNRA) has said.

Austria requested to soon ratify EVIPA, help remove IUU yellow card (18/04/2023)
Vietnam expects Austria to soon ratify the EU – Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) and help remove a yellow card under the illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing regulations of the European Commission against Vietnamese seafood exports to the European Union.

Vietnam looks to step up economic cooperation with Italian region (18/04/2023)
A series of workshops and seminars on the potential for promoting economic cooperation between Vietnam and the Umbria region, along with trade and investment promotion events, were hosted by the Vietnamese Embassy in Italy on April 14 – 16.

Top Vietnamese legislator leaves for Cuba, Argentina, Uruguay visits (18/04/2023)
Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Vuong Dinh Hue and his entourage departed Hanoi on April 18 morning for official visits to Cuba, Argentina and Uruguay from April 18-28.

Vietnam, Australia need to develop more balanced trade: PM (18/04/2023)
Vietnam and Australia need to develop bilateral trade in a more balanced way by promoting the export of Vietnamese products to the Southwest Pacific nation, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said while receiving Australian Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell in Hanoi on April 17.

Vietnam, Uruguay seek ways to boost cooperation (17/04/2023)
Trade ties between Vietnam and Uruguay have still not been commensurate with the potential of the two countries, delegates heard at the third meeting of the Vietnam - Uruguay Joint Committee for Economic, Trade and Investment Cooperation held online recently in Hanoi and Montevideo.

HCM City business group suggests economic pump-priming measures (17/04/2023)
The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Business Associations has proposed authorities to resolve difficulties faced by businesses suffering from a sharp drop in export orders.

VinFast to export 1,800 VF 8 electric cars to US, Canada (17/04/2023)
VinFast, a member of Vietnamese private conglomerate Vingroup on April 15 announced that a batch of its 1,800 VF 8 electric cars is now at MPC Port in the northern city of Hai Phong for export to the US and Canada.

Vietnamese enterprises must prepare in advance for CBAM: experts (17/04/2023)
The European Union (EU)’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), which is set to take effect in 2024, will impact production and trade activities of Vietnamese manufacturers, especially in high carbon emission industries like iron and steel, aluminium and cement, as well as the whole economy, said experts.