Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (centre) along with European Council president Donald Tusk (second right) and European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom (second left), wave to dock workers during a visit to the Port of Montreal. — AFP Photo MONTREAL — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launched the Canada-EU summit on Wednesday by praising the "progress" resulting from CETA, their free trade deal, while European Council president Donald Tusk called Ottawa the bloc's "closest transatlantic partner." Their mutual praise contrasted with the strained ties between Europe and the United States under President Donald Trump and his protectionist administration. "CETA goes far beyond lowering trade barriers and reaching new markets... With CETA, we're doing trade differently," Trudeau said at the start of the 17th summit. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) went into effect in practically its entirety in September 2017 and so far has been … [Read more...] about Canada is EU’s ‘closest transatlantic partner,’ says Tusk
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Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong (third from the left) and European ambassadors visit a booth at the Meeting with Partners from Europe 2019 Priority partner In the 1990s, Vietnam’s trade with Europe was very modest, but since then, economic, trade and investment relations have expanded continuously. Currently, Vietnam has trade relations with more than 40 countries on the continent and trade between Vietnam and Europe has grown at a double-digit rate for years. General Department of Vietnam Customs data show that in 2018, bilateral trade reached US$62.11 billion, including US$44.93 billion worth of Vietnamese exports to Europe, which accounted for 20 percent of Vietnam’s total export value. A surplus of US$27.75 billion in trade with Europe contributed to improving Vietnam’s trade balance. European countries have invested nearly US$50 billion in Vietnam through 3,300 projects covering all sectors of the economy. Deputy Minister of Industry … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Europe tighten trade, economic cooperation
The Hanoitimes - Recently, Kazakhstan has been going through major political changes, on this occasion, Kazakhstan Ambassador to Vietnam Beketzhan Zhumakhanov shared with Hanoitimes his view on the matter and the cooperation prospects with Vietnam in the future. Kazakhstan – Vietnam ties developing in all spheres: Ambassador Cooperation between Hanoi and Kazakhstan capital of Astana promoted Hanoi has vast potential to become a modernized city: Kazakhstan Ambassador Strengthening Vietnam-Kazakhstan bilateral trade relationship Kazakhstan Ambassador to Vietnam Beketzhan Zhumakhanov. Photo courtesy: Kazakhstan embassy in Hanoi. Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has resigned after three decades in power, while the capital city's name has also been changed from Astana to Nur-Sultan. What is your view of these significant changes, and how do they impact Kazakhstan's diplomatic policies in the future, especially with Vietnam? On March 19, … [Read more...] about Large room remains for Kazakhstan-Vietnam trade and economic cooperation: Amb.
Trade unions are proving to be a reliable support for workers during Vietnam’s international integration. Trade unions have worked with employers on wage, benefits, and labor regulations, and held dialogues on reconciling the interests of the State, employers, and workers. They have helped the government shape policies to ensure workers’ rights and living conditions. Protecting workers’ legitimate rights Trade unions have advised members how to initiate legal actions against companies for delaying workers’ insurance payment and have collaborated with Vietnam Social Insurance to organize fact-finding tours. Le Dinh Quang, Deputy Director of the Labor Relations Department of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor, said, “We are working on a project to hire 20 trade union lawyers. But there are difficulties. According to the Law on Lawyers, public servants are not allowed to work as lawyers and most grassroots trade union employees are public … [Read more...] about Trade Union reforms operation as CPTPP takes effect
Vietnam, Belgium promote cooperation in various fieldsThe Saigon Times Daily Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L, back row) and his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel witness the signing of a strategic partnership agreement on agriculture between the two governments – PHOTO: VGP HCMC – Vietnam and Belgium are committed to fostering their cooperation in multiple fields, especially business and investment, their government heads said at a joint press conference in Brussels on October 16. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his high-ranking delegation arrived in the capital of Belgium, where he is scheduled to attend the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit – a political dialogue forum to enhance relations and various forms of cooperation between its partners, pay a working visit to the European Union and make an official visit to Belgium. His attendance at the summit and subsequent visits are being made at the invitation of President of the European … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Belgium promote cooperation in various fields