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  • Half of Asia-Pacific SMEs predict growth in exports: survey

    HCM CITY — Nearly half of small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in the Asia- Pacific region say that their revenue from intra-regional exports will grow over the next 12 months by an average of 22 per cent, according to a global research survey conducted by FedEx Express.   SMEs in...
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  • Vietnam firms invest in textile, dyeing

    Many Vietnam textile and garment enterprises are investing in textile and dyeing complexes to ensure material for sustainable development,  Vietnam Television (VTV)reported recently. To avail themselves of business opportunities from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, many textile and garment firms have over the past two years started building textile and...
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  • Vietnam seeks more ASEAN trade

    HÀ NỘI – The Government will review Viet Nam’s farming products – such as seafood, rice, vegetables, pepper, coffee, cashew nuts and rubber, and Halal products for Muslim people - in order to increase exports to ASEAN member states. The review will also include building material, steel and steel products...
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  • FTAs useless for local retailers

    HÀ NỘI — A recent report of the Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) shows free trade agreements will little impact on the country’s enterprises, however, many disagree with the findings. The Pháp luật Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh (HCM City Law) quoted Huỳnh Văn Minh,  chairman of the HCM City Enterprises Association,  as...
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  • After the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a perspective from Vietnam

    President Obama has announced that he will no longer seek passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Congress, leaving the fate of the treaty in the hands of President-elect Trump and the Congressional Republican leadership. Alongside GATT and the WTO, the TPP was one of the three most significant...
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  • FSMA Update - Questions and Answers Regarding Food Facility Registration

    FDA Releases draft guidance for industry entitled “Questions and Answers Regarding Food Facility Registration (Seventh Edition): Draft Guidance for Industry.” November 7, 2016 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing today the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled “Questions and Answers Regarding Food Facility Registration (Seventh Edition): ...
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  • THE FATE OF TPP & NAFTA IN TRUMP'S TRADE POLICY

    During his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump often was fuzzy on details of his economic plans. But he was clear about one goal: getting much tougher on trade relations with our most important partners, i.e., China, Canada and Mexico. Analysts say they don't doubt he will follow through. "We...
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  • Comparing Economic Plans: Trump vs Clinton

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have laid out their visions for the US economy and, unsurprisingly, they are very different. Mr Trump is focusing on cutting taxes, eliminating regulation and ending trade deals. Mrs Clinton, on the other hand, wants to raise taxes on the wealthy, increase spending...
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  • Why The Next U.S. President Will Support the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    Dan Ikenson - The director of Cato's Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies - just shared his view about Trump and Clinton's respective TPP agreement.  Why The Next U.S. President Will Support the Trans-Pacific Partnership - Dan Ikenson Forbes Dan Ikenson's post on Forbes: "Last night...
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