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Vietnam to issue electronic passports

The national project to produce and issue Vietnamese electronic passports will be implemented from 2011 by the Ministry of Public Security. The Office of the Government has issued a document delivering the Prime Minister’s conclusion on the project. Earlier, on February 24, the Government convened to hear about the important …

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Positive future for exports in 2010

Vietnam revealed an export growth rate of 28.1 percent in January compared to a year ago due to the recovery of the global economy causing high export price, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Among the export staples, machineries and equipment generated the highest growth, bringing in 210 …

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HCM City to launch many programs to promote exports

The HCMC Investment and Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) is launching many programs this year to help Vietnamese exporters tap new markets and overcome challenges, the director of the center said on January 28. Tu Minh Thien told the Daily on the sidelines of a conference of the HCMC Union of …

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Tien Sa Port eyes world-class status

Da Nang (VNA) The Da Nang Port JSC started the second phase of a project to expand Tien Sa Port on July 31, to make it a modern container port in the central region. When it is completed at an estimated cost of nearly 1.1 trillion VND (49.3 million USD) by …

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HCM City to launch many programs to promote exports

The HCMC Investment and Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) is launching many programs this year to help Vietnamese exporters tap new markets and overcome challenges, the director of the center said on January 28. Tu Minh Thien told the Daily on the sidelines of a conference of the HCMC Union of …

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Ho Chi Minh City’s exports up 8.8 percent

The Ho Chi Minh City’s exports in January increased by 8.8 percent to US$1,349 million compared to a year earlier. Of the total export value, the State-owned sector accounted for 53.1 percent (up 7.2 percent), the private sector, 20.6 percent (up 13.1 percent) and the foreign invested sector, 26.2 percent …

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New rice export mechanism in the pipeline

Policymakers, experts and businesses gathered in HCM City on November 14 to discuss ways to develop a complete system for trading and exporting rice, which is one of Vietnam’s strategic commodities. Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Thanh Bien, said the current mechanism has provided great support to businesses …

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Tariff preference granted on more than 1,000 imported commodities

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has issued Vietnam’s special preferential tariffs under the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) in the 2010-2012 period. Under the special preferential tariffs (issued together with Decree No 217), commodities from Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Myanmar, and Singapore are allowed to ship directly to Vietnam …

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Restrict import of nonessential goods: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on December 3 asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade to coordinate with authorities to restrict the import of nonessential goods and boost exports. Imports for the first 11 months of the year were estimated at US$10.4 billion, equivalent to 20.3 percent of the country’s …

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