Organic products to be made available at Saigon Co.op stores nationwideVan Nam A shopper inspects organic veggies a Co.opmart store - PHOTO: SAIGON CO.OP HCMC – The Saigon Union of Trading Co-operatives (Saigon Co.op) has said organic products can be found on the shelves of its stores in HCMC and elsewhere in the country this year, said Nguyen Thanh Nhan, general director of Saigon Co.op. At the Green Consumption Campaign in the city held by Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper and Saigon Co.op on May 31, Nhan said Saigon Co.op in early May launched Co.op Organic brand at seven of its supermarkets in HCMC. Saigon Co.op will make organic vegetables, rice, shrimp and fish available at 87 supermarkets and 130 Co.opFood stores this year. Saigon Co.op is partnering with companies such as Vien Phu Organic & Healthy Foods JSC with a 300-hectare farm in Ca Mau Province, which supplies rice, vegetables and fish, and Vinamit JSC, which provides … [Read more...] about Organic products to be made available at Saigon Co.op stores nationwide
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Foreign trade can be so tricky (19-04-2008) Workers upload farm products for export at Quy Nhon Port. Vietnamese firms are being told to improve their knowledge of overseas markets before signing contracts or they could be sued. — VNA/VNS Photo Pham Biet HA NOI — The business of trading overseas can be very tricky, especially for companies unfamiliar with the detailed way accounts are paid. In some cases, companies, here and overseas, use the system to get paid for goods they know do not measure up exactly to the goods specified in documents. This explains why 17 out of a total of 30 trade lawsuits handled by the Viet Nam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) last year, involved Vietnamese companies dealing with foreign enterprises, the centre’s chairman Nguyen Minh Chi said on Thursday. These included five disputes with US companies and two each with Chinese, Malaysian and South Korean firms. According to Arbitration Centre statistics, up to 82 per cent of … [Read more...] about Foreign trade can be so tricky
TPP Agreement unlikely to be reached by the end of 2014 The 12 ministers negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) failed to identify a clear course of action to conclude talks by the end of this year at a meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Beijing, but agreed to accelerate the negotiation progress as much as possible. Japan’s minister in charge of the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks, Akira Amari, informed the press after the 12 TPP trade chiefs met in the Chinese capital on November 8. One of the current challenges in TPP negotiations is to find a compromise between the US and Japan, who disagree on taxes on sensitive agricultural products, such as rice, wheat, beef, pork and sugar, and on the automobile sector. TPP negotiations were launched in 2005 between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. Vietnam, Australia foster military ties A … [Read more...] about TPP Agreement unlikely to be reached by the end of 2014
VietNamNet Bridge – The automobile and motorbike industries are not the subject to any investment encouragement policies. However, the government has been urged to change the current situation, because the development of the automobile production would bring about the development of other industries. The Vietnam Business Forum (VBF), an event which always occurs on the sideline of the meeting of the group of donors to Vietnam, opened on December 3 in Hanoi. And the most important thing of the important event is the presence of the newly set up automobile and motorbike working group. The working group, right at its debut, made a lot of suggestions to develop the automobile industry in Vietnam. One of the suggestions is adding the automobile and motorbike production into the list of high technology industries that need encouragement to develop. At present, the industry is not subject to any investment encouragement policies. But if they are considered high technologies … [Read more...] about Auto, motorbike production to be listed as high technologies?
Corporate leaders can be coached to greatness Rick YvanovichRick Yvanovich, founder and chief executive officer of Profiles International Vietnam that provides people assessment solutions, stressed people can become great leaders if they get right education and training. Yvanovich clarified his point in an interview with the Daily after a “DNA Leadership” workshop the company held in HCMC last week. Excerpts: The Saigon Times Daily: How could you say anyone can become a great leader, and what are the requirements for them? - Rick Yvanovich: Extensive research of more than 500,000 leaders over a period of nearly 20 years has shown that there are certain behavioral characteristics that great managers/leaders have. The research has identified eight universal management competencies linked to 18 sub-skills. The competencies are communication, leadership, adaptability, relationship, task management, production, development of others and one of the most important ones, … [Read more...] about Corporate leaders can be coached to greatness