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Businesses await action on their customs-priority status

14:17 07/10/2014

Authorised economic operator (AEO) companies were promised that they would have priority over others in working with customs agencies on customs clearance, but they are still waiting for the privilege.

GM crops targeted to make up 30-50% of cultivation

07:45 06/10/2014

The Government wants to start cultivating new strains of genetically-modified (GM) crops next year with a target to expand the area under cultivation of GM crops to between 30% and 50% of the total farmland by 2020, said an...

GDC's customs-clearance estimate conflicts with World Bank figure

17:21 05/10/2014

An average of 115 hours for imports and 11 hours for exports is needed to clear customs, according to a report from the General Department of Customs (GDC) on the customs clearance reform program.

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 3/10

06:00 03/10/2014

National Australia Bank opens first representative office in Vietnam National Australia Bank today announced the opening of its new representative office in Vietnam as part of the bank's ongoing investment in its capabilities...

Vietnam, Israel trade set to increase

09:56 02/10/2014

Vietnam and Israel aim to increase bilateral trade to US$2 billion by 2016, officials said at the first Intergovernmental Committee meeting of the two countries on September 30.

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 2/9

06:30 02/09/2014

SBV yet to mull deposit rate ceiling cutThe State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has no plans to lower the ceiling interest rate for short-term deposits in the local banking system, a source told the Daily on August 26.

Car industry faces development roadblocks

17:25 31/08/2014

Viet Nam's ambitious master plan for the development of its fledgling automobile manufacturing industry for 2020 to 2030, which the government recently endorsed, is facing major stumbling blocks.

Garment, textile industry faces cotton shortage

08:07 31/08/2014

The domestic garment and textile sector has to import a large quantity of cotton as the country's cotton output met only 1 per cent of local producers' demand.

Seven-month exports to RoK increase 2.4%

12:58 25/08/2014

Vietnamese exports to the Republic of Korea (RoK) rose 2.4% to US$3.66 billion in the first seven months of this year, according to Vietnam's General Department of Customs.

Korean firms attend dialogue on tax, customs issues

19:12 22/08/2014

Representatives of more than 250 Korean businesses operating in Vietnam were updated on the country's new tax and customs policies at a dialogue with the Ministry of Finance in Hanoi on August 22.

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