PM instructs building socio-economic scenarios in COVID-19 epidemic context

PM instructs building socio-economic scenarios in COVID-19 epidemic context

NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has instructed ministries, sectors and localities to quickly build their own development scenarios in accordance with the development of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in order to mitigate the impact of the epidemic while striving to fulfill set targets. (2 hours ago)


Door opened for Vietnamese fresh lychee exports to Japan

  Feb 20, 2020 18:01:19
NDO -Japan has officially opened the door for Vietnamese lychee to directly enter this market in the 2020 crop, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) informed the MARD’s Plant Protection Department of its opening market for Vietnamese “thieu” lychee associated with regulations on plant quarantine in late December 2019. 

Tan Thanh border gate clears 20 trucks of agricultural produce

  Feb 20, 2020 17:20:01
NDO - Customs authorities at the Tan Thanh border checkpoint in the northern province of Lang Son cleared 20 container trucks of agricultural produce, consisting of mainly dragon fruit, watermelon and mango, on February 20. 

COVID-19: First batch of exports cleared at Thanh Thuy Int’l border gate

  Feb 20, 2020 11:49:02
NDO/VNA – Twenty-one container trucks of dragon fruit, weighing 315 tonnes, and a lorry carrying wood, valued at nearly VND5 billion in total, underwent customs clearance at Thanh Thuy International Border Gate in the northern province of Ha Giang on February 18-19. 

Lifting country to new development level

  Feb 19, 2020 17:38:27
NDO – The Vietnam’s socio-economic development plan in the 2016-2020 period is near the finish line with the visible recovery of GDP and more sustainable economic growth. 

Foreign countries hail European Parliament's ratification of EVFTA

  Feb 19, 2020 14:00:47
NDO – Representatives from many foreign countries have expressed their appreciation for the European Parliament (EP)’s ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). 

Bringing preferential loans to small and medium enterprises

  Feb 17, 2020 17:17:56
NDO - The Small and Medium Enterprise Development Fund (SMEDF) has recently signed a framework contract on indirect lending with three banks, including the Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank (MBBank), Saigon - Hanoi Commercial Joint Stock Bank Internal (SHB) and North Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank (BacABank). It is expected that one week after the signing, the three banks will complete the guiding documents and disbursement process to provide the first loans to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in mid-March. 

Vietnam acts quick to secure economic growth amid epidemic

  Feb 17, 2020 10:44:32
NDO - The complicated and unpredictable developments of the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, known as Covid-19, are presenting numerous challenges to the realisation of Vietnam’s socio-economic targets in 2020, given its far-reaching impacts on all aspects. 

COVID-19: Border localities asked to resume trade with China

  Feb 16, 2020 21:03:08
NDO/VNA - Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has asked the northern provinces of Lang Son and Quang Ninh to resume imports, exports and transport of goods through three sub-border gates in the two localities after a suspension due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 

HCM City aids manufacturing to remain on growth track

  Feb 16, 2020 17:36:14
NDO/VNA - HCM City is providing assistance to the manufacturing sector to sustain industrial growth. 

Ten years of efforts to seek for “sweet fruit” EVFTA

  Feb 16, 2020 17:22:53
NDO – The European Parliament (EP) recently voted to officially ratify the European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA). After nearly 10 years of negotiations, the approval of the EVFTA by both Vietnam and the EU has offered a new horizon for greater and more comprehensive cooperation and stronger development, meeting the needs of the people and businesses of the two sides. 

Ministry urges reduction in goods deliveries via border checkpoints with China

  Feb 15, 2020 12:13:30
NDO/VNA – The Ministry of Industry and Trade has repeatedly urged Vietnamese exporters to reduce deliveries of goods via Vietnam-China border checkpoints, except for official-channel exports or that Chinese partners can confirm to take delivery of the goods. 

Imports, exports through Lao Cai border gates surge amid COVID-19

  Feb 15, 2020 11:57:32
NDO/VNA – The volume of goods imported from and exported to China through border gates in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai has continuously increased in recent days amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. 

Long An exports 50 tonnes of dragon fruit by sea a day

  Feb 14, 2020 21:34:38
NDO/VNA - The Dragon Fruit Association of southern Long An province exports 50 tonnes of dragon fruit a day on average to China and other Southeast Asian nations by sea as export by road has faced lots of difficulties due to the outbreak of the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Enterprises need to stand ready to benefit from EVFTA

  Feb 14, 2020 17:28:06
NDO - The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) was officially ratified by the European Parliament with 401 votes for (accounting for 63.33%) and the EVFTA dossier is being completed to be submitted to the Vietnamese President and the National Assembly (NA) for approval at the upcoming NA meeting in May. According to the progress, EVFTA may officially come into force in July this year. Time is running out and Vietnamese businesses need to be ready to overcome difficulties as well as taking advantage of the opportunities from the agreement.