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VN exporters updated on US import regulations

Viet Nam’s food and beverage exports to the US are growing and likely to do so for many years, but manufacturers need to be aware of that country’s requirements, an American expert told a seminar in HCM City yesterday. Seafood being processed at a factory run by the International Development …

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Vietnam extends visa waiver for five European countries

Vietnam’s government has extended a visa waiver program benefiting citizens of five European countries, just before the existing policy expires at the end of this month. This is the second one-year extension Vietnam has given to the visa-free policy applicable to German, French, British, Italian, and Spanish visitors since its …

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Saigon Export Center opens in city

The investment and trade promotion agency of HCMC on July 21 inaugurated Saigon Export Center in District 1 for local enterprises to display their products for export and find potential importers. Pho Nam Phuong, director of the HCMC Investment and Trade Promotion Center (ITPC), said exhibitors at the center at …

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Firms predict export orders will increase

Several export enterprises are optimistic about receiving orders from overseas markets in the second quarter of the year, a survey conducted by the General Statistics Office has revealed. As much as 42.9 per cent of the 3,245 respondents of the survey predicted that export orders would increase in the April-June …

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Opportunities for Vietnam’s exports to Austria

Trade between Vietnam and Austria has been rapidly expanding over recent years, largely as a result of improved market analysis and research efforts targeting specific market segments, radio The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) has reported. As a case in point, in the first week of October, a delegation of 12 …

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Customs uses GPS to track goods transport

All import-export shipments transported by containers are now officially tracked by customs agencies via Global Positioning System (GPS) devices following a decision by the General Department of Customs, effective from this month. The General Department of Customs issued Decision 2031/QD-TCHQ introducing regulations on the use of GPS in managing and …

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Damco sets up new warehouse in Haiphong

Third-party logistics provider Damco and Vietnamese warehouse owner HTM (Construction and Mechanic HTM, JSC) have opened a new warehouse in North Vietnam to support key fashion/retail customers whose sourcing patterns are centred there. The long-term HTM’Damco partnership will lead to the development of more than 20,000 sq m of warehousing …

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Import/export companies complain about new port service fee

Import/export companies say that there was no legitimate reason for the Saigon Port Corporation to raise service fees, complaining that the fee increases would push enterprises up against the wall. Many companies have struggled during the recession, and they say that higher port service fees would increase production costs and …

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City wants to expand dredging of Soai Rap River

HCMC – The HCMC government has asked the Ministry of Transport to allow port operators at Hiep Phuoc Industrial Park to dredge four more kilometers of Soai Rap River using their own money to attract larger vessels. In its recent written document sent to the ministry, the city government said …

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