European enterprises back early signing of EVFTA

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 15:26

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh (standing) at the meeting with European business associations and organisations on June 18. — VNA/VNS Photo Kim Chung

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh on Tuesday discussed measures to speed up the signing of the Europe-Viet Nam economic agreements with European business associations.

At the meeting, the minister provided relevant information about the agreements between Viet Nam and the EU, which are the EU-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Viet Nam Investment Promotion Agreement (EVIPA).

He told participants that the ministry was developing specific action programmes and talking regularly to European business associations and organisations.

He asked European partners to keep working to get the European Parliament’s approval of the agreements after they are signed.

In response, representatives of the European business associations proposed they help boost the signing and ratification of the two deals, expanding EU-Viet Nam trade relations.

Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association Erik Jonnaert told the Vietnam News Agency on the sidelines of the meeting that he hopes the EU and Viet Nam will sign the agreements later this month and the European Parliament will ratify the deals later this year or early 2020. — VNS


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