*** Dr Vo Tri Thanh will speak at AusCham’s Business Briefings in Hanoi and HCMC on 1 and 2 March 2016 respectively. ***

Vietnam adjusting to FTAs faster than peers, Business Mirror, Philippines News Agency, 22 February 2016.

An edited extract of the original article is attached.

VIETNAM is integrating more rapidly than any other Asean member-countries, except Singapore, according to Vietnam’s Center Institute of Economic Management (CIEM).

Võ Trí Thành, deputy director of the CIEM, also believes that the Vietnamese economy will enter a new thriving period, marked by participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

He urged Vietnamese to study new-generation free-trade agreements (FTAs) carefully to understand rules of origin and meet technical norms to enhance participation in these markets.

Thành further predicted that there would be a boom in the consumption and service industries to benefit end-users.

Thành also said at a conference held by the Vietnam Association of Consumer Goods over the weekend that creation of a 400-page economic-strategy report, entitled 2035, would be officially announced this week…



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