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Japan now Vietnam’s leading economic partner: VCCI

Japan is currently Vietnam’s leading economic partner, according to the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI). The chamber noted that in 2017, two-way trade reached 33.3 billion USD. The figure hit 27.8 billion in the first nine months of 2018. Japan imported from Vietnam aquatic, apparel products and processed …

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US sets new trade talks with EU, Japan, Britain

US Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer seen with US President Donald Trump, said trade talks will seek to end imbalances with the EU and Japan.

U.S. officials announced Tuesday negotiations for separate trade agreements with Britain, the European Union and Japan. This is a part of efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to rebalance global commerce. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the administration notified Congress of its intent to negotiate the three separate trade …

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AEON sells stake in Vietnamese supermarket chain

A Fivimart supermarket in Hanoi is seen with the AEON logo on the left covered on September 28, 2018.

Japanese retail company AEON has closed its cooperation with Vietnamese shopping market chain Fivimart. A senior AEON official, who asked not to be named, said that the company has sold its entire stake in Fivimart to a Vietnamese firm after three years of cooperation. The source did not reveal the …

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Vietnam to work with Japan in marine plastic waste reduction

According to Japan’s estimate, Vietnam ranks fourth worldwide in the amount of plastic waste dumped into the sea, with about 730,000 tonnes each year.

Vietnam will cooperate with Japan in reducing marine plastic waste, according to head of the Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands (VASI) Ta Dinh Thi. The official highlighted the effective cooperation between Vietnam and Japan in sea and island-related issues, saying his administration has drafted possible contents for cooperation with …

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