South Asia & ASEAN

EU Vietnam FTA: rice carve-outs and ‘double transformation’ rule of origin in sight
Asia EU FTAs & bilateral ties Non classé Vietnam

EU Vietnam FTA: rice carve-outs and ‘double transformation’ rule of origin in sight

Ongoing European Union (EU)-Vietnam free trade negotiations are reaching a critical point. Although negotiations have advanced well so far, the most difficult part of the talks still lies ahead of Brussels and Hanoi, a hearing at the EU parliament revealed.  Some idea of the likely carve-outs from trade liberalisation in this politically sensitive deal for …

Asia EU FTAs & bilateral ties Vietnam

In brief: EU announces advances on sustainable development in FTA talks with Vietnam

The EU Commission announced that advances were made on a chapter on sustainable development in a planned free trade deal with Vietnam. In a statement, the body in charge of negotiating the agreement for Europe said:   “The chapter on Trade and Sustainable Development contains robust provisions, including: commitments to the …