RCEP to beat drum for further trade (21/10/2021)
With the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership expected to enter into force early next year, more prospects could open up for Vietnam to woo additional investment and expand its trade with international partners.

Masan continuous to open CVLife stores with integrated multi-experience (21/10/2021)
Masan has been continuously opening multi-experience stores CVLife to integrate more services from its latest acquired startup Mobicast. At CVLife stores, customers can buy necessities at WinMart+, make financial transactions at Techcombank, buy medicine and functional foods at Phano, enjoy famous Phuc Long tea and coffee, and soon use Mobicast’s digital services.

Steel exports surge 78.1 percent in nine months (21/10/2021)
Vietnam exported more than 5.7 million tonnes of steel products in the first nine months of 2021, a whopping 78.1 percent increase the same period last year, according to the Vietnam Steel Association (VSA).

Vietnam’s economy on course to record positive growth (21/10/2021)
While Vietnam is not out of the woods yet, it has enough pull factors to encourage investors to continue their business operations and even move their manufacturing operations to the country, according to Vietnam Briefing.

Good prospects for wood sector’s recovery: experts (21/10/2021)
Despite a sharp fall in exports in August and September due to impacts of COVID-19, the wood sector still has chances to complete its export target for the whole year provided that it can quickly resume production, according to experts.

Vietnam-Laos trade continues flourishing (21/10/2021)
Two-way trade between Vietnam and Laos surpassed 947 million USD in the first nine months of 2021, up 28.2 percent year-on-year, according to the Vietnam Trade Office in Laos.

Enterprises urged to strictly follow standards of imported markets: SPS Vietnam (20/10/2021)
The Vietnam Sanitary and Phytosanitary Notification Authority and Enquiry Point (SPS Vietnam) has advised enterprises to strictly comply with the rules of import markets, in order to prevent their products from being recalled and their reputations from being affected.

Foreign Minister: Vietnam wishes to further deepen ties with Romania (20/10/2021)
Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son has affirmed that Vietnam treasures and wishes to continue further deepening traditional friendship and all-around cooperation with Romania.

Vietnam, Russia boost transport ties (20/10/2021)
Vietnam wants to boost transport ties with Russia, contributing to further deepening the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership, said Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The during a working session with Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Gennady Bezdetko in Hanoi on October 19.

Associations join hands to boost sale of Vietnamese products abroad (20/10/2021)
The Vietnam-Korea Business and Investment Association (VKBIA) and the Vietnam Business Association in the United Kingdom (VBUK) on October 18 signed virtually a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on comprehensive cooperation with the aim of stepping up coordination in promoting, attracting investment in and supporting the sale of Vietnamese products abroad.

Vietnam-Switzerland cultural festival marks 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties (19/10/2021)
A Vietnam – Switzerland cultural festival took place on October 16 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic relations (1971 – 2021), and enhance people-to-people exchange and cultural and economic cooperation.

Vietnam ratifies ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (19/10/2021)
The Vietnamese Government on October 18 issued Resolution 131/NQ-CP ratifying the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA).

Volume of goods through seaports reach double-digit growth (19/10/2021)
Vietnam’s seaports handled over 587 million tonnes of goods in the first ten months of this year, representing a year-on-year rise of 2 percent, according to the Vietnam Maritime Administration (VMA).

Indonesia: Halal certification mandatory for drugs, cosmetics, consumer goods (19/10/2021)
Indonesian Religious Affairs Minister Yaqut Cholil Qoumas stated that halal certification has been made mandatory for medicine, cosmetics, and consumer goods products starting on October 17 as stipulated in a regulation of the government on pertaining to the implementation of halal product insurance.

Japanese retailers are committed to the huge potential of the Vietnamese market (20/10/2021)
Following the reopening, more Japanese retailers are stepping up operations in Vietnam, betting on the huge potential consumption demand of local customers.

Construction delays prompt public financing shake-up (20/10/2021)
While almost $1 billion of the yearly public investment allocation is requested to return to the state budget, thousands of developers are aiming to meet their deadlines and ensure the highest possible quality, expecting to enhance public investment performance of the country.

EU-Vietnam free trade deal beginning to fulfil promise (20/10/2021)
After over one year of entry into force, the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement has enabled Vietnam to attract more investments from the EU and expand trade with this bloc’s member markets.

Russia, Singapore eye resumption of commercial flights to Vietnam (20/10/2021)
Russia and Singapore have expressed interest in resuming regular commercial flights to Vietnam to revive trade and tourism post-Covid-19.

Vietnamese firms no longer mere targets in M&A deals: experts (19/10/2021)
Vietnamese companies are increasingly assertive in M&A deals, seeking to partner with foreign companies rather than becoming mere targets for acquisition.

Electricity of Vietnam warns about low number of commercial wind power projects (19/10/2021)
The number of wind power projects recognized for Commercial Operation Date (COD) is still small, which is a warning sign for wind power investors in Vietnam.