Vietnam morning news for April 29

Vietnam morning news for April 29

Vietnam morning news

US cuts anti-dumping taxes on Vietnamese catfish products
The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has lowered anti-dumping duties on tra fish (pangasius) products from Việt Nam following the official conclusion of its 15th period of review (POR15) from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018, according to the Trade Remedies Authorities of Vietnam under the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoIT).
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam to select top priority industries to support in the ‘new normal’
Key industries like textiles, footwear, electronics, food and seafood processing must be prioritized for support in the “new normal” situation, said Trương Thanh Hoài, director of Vietnam’s Department of Industry.
— Inquirer.net

COVID-19: Vietnam Issues Financial Assistance for Employers, Employees
Vietnam on April 9 issued Resolution No. 42/NQ-CP (Resolution 42) to help individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Resolution consists of a financial package for those affected by the pandemic and targets six categories of individuals and businesses.
— Vietnam-Briefing

Vietnam Airlines to Provide 2 Direct U.S. Flights for Americans
National carrier Vietnam Airlines JSC will provide flights to San Francisco and Washington D.C. for Americans in early May, according to a posting on the website of the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam.
— Bloomberg

Vietnam reports no new cases of Covid-19 in 12 days
Despite a relative relaxation of the physical distancing measures and the progressive normalization of daily life, Vietnam reached this Tuesday its 12th day with no new cases of the novel SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus, causing the Covid-19 disease.
— Plenglish

Vietnamese fruit and vegetable exports to Thailand: up more than 300% in Q1
Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable exports to Thailand hit US$50.51 million in the first quarter of 2020, shooting up more than 300 per cent from the same period last year, according to the General Department of Customs.
— Fresh Plaza

Trade ministry wants rice export limits scrapped
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has called for lifting restrictions on rice exports and a return to normalcy from May 1.
— VnExpress

New fruit shipping route links NE China port, Vietnam
A new fruit shipping route linking the Dalian Port in northeast China’s Liaoning Province and Vietnam opened on Monday.
— Xinhua

Vietnam jails man for Facebook posts ‘defaming’ the regime
Vietnam sentenced a 24-year-old man to five years in prison on Tuesday for Facebook posts that were considered anti-state, as the hardline communist regime ramps up pressure against dissent on the social media platform.
— CNA

Vietnam Announces New COVID-19 Test Kit Eliminating Gross Error Made by Incorrect Collection of Samples
RT-PCR COVID-19 Thai Duong will take place at the end of April 2020 and are carried out by Vietnamese science and technology company SUNSTAR Joint Stock Company.
— PR Newswire (media release)

Vietnam has over 600,000 active enterprises: white paper
There were 610,637 enterprises in Vietnam as of December 31, 2018, contributing over 60% of the country’s total GDP, according to a white paper released by the General Statistics Office on April 28.
— NDO

Vietnam to export first batch of litchis to Japan in late May
On April 26, Vietnam’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong visited the northern province of Bac Giang to inspect the preparations for the first batch of fresh litchi to be exported to Japan at the end of May 2020.
— Fresh Plaza

Vietnam calls for int’l cooperation among youth at UNSC meeting
Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnamese Permanent Mission to the United Nations, has called for strengthened international cooperation among the youth and the promotion of the role of regional organisations in this field.
— VietnamPlus

Hanoi Irradiation Centre allowed to irradiate fruits for export to Australia
Mango, longan and lychee exporters have received a boost now that a facility in Hanoi has been given the all clear to irradiate products before they are shipped to Australia.
— Fresh Plaza

Discounts launched by Vietnamese supermarkets after end of lockdown
Vegetable prices have been rising in HCM City as consumption rose rapidly after social distancing was lifted. Prices of some popular vegetables such as bitter melon, cucumber, carrot, broccoli, cucumber and squash are increasing due to adverse weather and lower supply because of the Covid-19 situation.
— Fresh Plaza

Q1 unemployment rate highest over the past five year due to COVID-19: GSO
The Government, businesses and workers need to work together to gradually resume production and business during and after the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
— Viet Nam News

Why insurtech startup Igloo is eyeing Vietnam for expansion
The startup world is going through an unprecedented crisis never seen in decades. Many have already shuttered while hundreds of startups are on the brink. A return to normalcy is still far off.
— e27
Enercon wins 310MW wind turbine contract in Vietnam
Wind power company Enercon has further strengthened its presence in Vietnam by securing a new wind turbine supply contract.
— Power-technology

Vingroup completes design of two ventilator models for COVID-19 treatment
Vingroup has announced it has completed the design and is preparing to introduce to the market two invasive ventilator models which adhere strictly to international standards while achieving a significantly high localisation rate in design and manufacture.
— Viet Nam News

Banks urge Visa, Mastercard to reduce fees
The Việt Nam Banks Association has urged international card organisations to reduce several types of fees on Vietnamese banks in the context that the COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected their card businesses.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam power struggle enters critical stretch after virus victory
Dressed in a white shirt with no tie and no face mask, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc looked confident and relieved when he addressed his cabinet last Wednesday. He had reason to be: It had been days since the country recorded even a single new coronavirus case.
— Nikkei Asian Review

VIETNAM TRADE MINISTRY PROPOSES FULLY RESUMING RICE EXPORTS FROM MAY
Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has asked the prime minister to remove a quota on rice exports to fully resume the country’s shipments of the grain from May, the ministry said on Tuesday.
— Agriculture

Thailand and Malaysia hesitate to follow Vietnam out of lockdown
Some Southeast Asian countries have begun cautious preparations for lifting coronavirus-related restrictions on activity as new cases decline, but they are reluctant to go as far as Vietnam in easing their guard.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Vietnam keeps Covid-19 mortality rate zero so far with artificial lung (ECMO) support
Vietnam has kept mortality rate low in a Coronavirus crisis with zero deaths recorded as of April 28, pulling back aged patients from the brink of death with backed by external blood oxygenation using artificial lungs amid threats of multi-organ failure and blood coagulation disorders.
— Economy Next

New fruit shipping route links NE China port, Vietnam
A new fruit shipping route linking the Dalian Port in northeast China’s Liaoning Province and Vietnam opened on Monday.
— Xinhua

Vietnam’s Q1 unemployment rate highest in past five years
The Covid-19 pandemic has hit Vietnam from the end of January, directly impacting the domestic labour market, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO)’s report on labour and jobs in the first quarter of this year.
— The Star Online

Indonesian writer hails Vietnam’s strategy in COVID-19 fight
General Secretary of the Indonesia Literature Forum Agus Marwan has recently written an article analysing Vietnam’s 12-point strategy in the fight against COVID-19.
— VietnamPlus

Intellectual property vital for firms: experts
Data from the office showed that 80 per cent of start-ups do not understand the importance of intellectual property.
— Viet Nam News

Thai Stark Corporation acquires Vietnamese cable makers in a $240m deal
Thailand’s Stark Corporation has completed the acquisition of Việt Nam-based Thịnh Phát Cables (Thipha) and Đang Việt Non-Ferrous & Plastic (Dovina) for a combined value of US$240 million.
— Viet Nam News

Viet Nam basically pushes back COVID-19 epidemic, PM Phuc says
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc emphasized that Viet Nam has fundamentally pushed back COVID-19 epidemic while chairing a meeting on COVID-19 prevention and control this afternoon.
— VGP RSS Feed

China’s ploy to leverage pandemic for East Sea gains unsuccessful: experts
China might expect a weaker response to its actions in the East Sea amid the Covid-19 pandemic, but experts warn against such expectations.
— VnExpress

Vietnam plans more domestic flights as travel demand grows
Vietnam’s aviation authorities are proposing a phased increase in domestic flights frequency with travel demand likely to rise ahead of upcoming national holidays.
— VnExpress

Vestas delivering Vietnam’s tallest turbines in Mekong Delta wind project
The company has secured an order for 67 MW of wind capacity in two projects. Vestas says the turbines ordered will be the tallest in the country with hub heights of about 162 meters (close to 530 feet).
— Power Eng

Phú Thọ to invest VNĐ118b in building tea brand
Phú Thọ will pour VNĐ118 billion (US$5 million) in implementing policies to develop tea plantations and build a tea brand for the northern province, Deputy Chairman of the People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Hải said.
— Viet Nam News

Central city calls for $604 million IZs investment
The Đà Nẵng Hi-Tech park and the Industrial Zones Authority (DHPIZA) has offered bidding documents for preliminary selection of investors for infrastructure development on three industrial zones in 2020-23.
— Viet Nam News

Exporters required to register REX code before June 30
Local exporters should accelerate the registration of REX codes to enjoy preferential tariffs from the European Union as the EU, Norway and Switzerland would not accept the certification of origin of goods (C/O) form A from the beginning of July.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam Announces New COVID-19 Test Kit Eliminating Gross Error Caused by Incorrect Collection of Samples
Production and launch of the test kit RT-PCR COVID-19 Thai Duong will take place at the end of April 2020 and are carried out by Vietnamese science and technology company SUNSTAR Joint Stock Company.
— PR Newswire (media release)

Exports of agricultural, forestry and aquatic products down
The items that saw a drop included rubber, tea, pepper, fruits, tra fish and shrimp.
— Viet Nam News

Agriculture becomes revenue earner for auto firm Thaco
Auto firm Thaco has reported its first revenues from agriculture, in which it has invested hundreds of millions of dollars.
— VnExpress

Workouts at home fuel demand for fitness equipment
The rising trend of working out at home has pushed up demand for fitness equipment amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

Big C launches online shopping platform
Big C has launched Chopp for online personal grocery shopping and delivery in HCM City.
— Viet Nam News

 

 

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