As for all negotiations, it is fundamental to gain preferential access covering the main interests and, at the same time, taking into account the sensitivities. For Switzerland, it is also very important to add value with commitments going beyond World Trade Organization agreements, for instance in the protection of intellectual property rights or in the area of government procurement. … [Read more...] about In search of access to EFTA markets
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Samsung’s mobile phones and phone parts are getting more sophisticated and smaller, which change every six months. It is a challenge for Vietnamese enterprises to renovate production lines and technologies, which requires huge capital. “If Vietnamese vendors can provide products with quality, meeting requirements, and at stable reasonable prices, there won’t be a reason for Samsung to refuse to buy products from them,” he said. … [Read more...] about How do VN businesses join the global supply chain?
Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – About 51 percent of Malaysians polled have travelled domestically or are planning to do so since the restrictions of the movement control order (MCO) were lifted, Malaymail reported on August 12. … [Read more...] about Domestic tourism booms in Malaysia after travel restrictions lifted
On the road leading away from the tourist-packed ancient town of Hoi An in Quang Nam Province, an octogenarian produces neatly designed, Western-influenced business cards for anyone lucky enough to visit him, a habit from his previous profession — bridging the gap between Vietnam and the U.S. … [Read more...] about 25 years of Vietnam-US diplomatic relations – Part 2: A debonair ‘lock breaker’
Authorities have set up automatic disinfection chambers at Hoi An Market and An Hoi Square, encouraging residents to wear masks, clean their hands and maintain a distance from each other. … [Read more...] about Hoi An basks in social distancing glow