Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh (R) and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong (C) at the conference on the EVFTA held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 21 (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Overcoming tariff barriers doesn’t mean Vietnamese good and services can easily enter the European Union (EU), but they still have to satisfy strict non-tariff requirements of what is one of the world’s most demanding markets, according to Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh. The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) was signed in Hanoi on June 30. Once taking effect, it will eliminate 99 percent of the import tariff lines between the two sides in 7-10 years. This is the highest commitment level Vietnam has received among the FTAs it has inked. Notably, many commodities will benefit from the zero-percent tariffs immediately after the deal becomes effective such as coffee, peppercorn, honey and aquatic products. At a conference … [Read more...] about Tariff removal doesn’t mean easy entrance into EU market: minister
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The official website of JCI, the world's leading medical quality assessment organization, shows that it has given certificates on international standards to four hospitals in Vietnam. These include Cao Thang Ophthalmology Hospital, FV Hospital, Vinmec – Central Park in HCM City and Vinmec – Times City in Hanoi. However, there are numerous other hospitals thathave proclaimed themselves as ‘international’ and the word ‘international’ is found in their names: Minh Anh International Hospital, Thu Cuc International General Hospital and Hong Ngoc International General Hospital and many others. Nguyen Huy Quang, director of the Legal Department of the Ministry of Health, said this is just the matter of naming and hospitals have the right to give names to themselves. Quang explained that ‘international’ here doesn’t mean ‘meeting international standards’. They just have to meet the requirements in facilities, medical equipment … [Read more...] about Schools, hospitals call themselves ‘international’ to lure students, patients
Talented-young chess player Nguyen Anh Khoi (Photo: Kha Hoa/Thanh Nien) The Vietnamese team finished in first in the standard chess category which concluded on June 16. Talented-young chess player Nguyen Anh Khoi enjoyed a number of impressive performances at the tournament, with eight wins and one draw. He earned a total of 8.5 points, one point higher than the second-ranked player Miciano John Marvin of the Philippines. Photo: Truong Duc Chien/Thanh Nien Khoi earned the additional standard of the International Grandmaster title following the tournament. The positive result helped the youngster gain three standards and he has been named among the top players with an Elo rating over 2,500 to officially obtain the title of International Grandmaster. Other chess players, including U16 Dao Minh Nhat, U12 Hoang Minh Hieu, U10 Nguyen Thai Son, and U8 Nguyen Manh Duc, also gained significant achievements. Female chess players, such as U16 Bach Ngoc Thuy Duong, U12 Nguyen … [Read more...] about Vietnamese players win big at ASEAN+ Age-Group Chess Championship
The security level of www.chodientu.vn has been approved to meet global standards set by VISA and Master Card. The website was ranked in the ”Verified by VISA” Top 3 of VISA Asia’s website and Vietnamese businesses Top 5 worldwide of Master Card and has become the first online-shopping website of Vietnam recognized by VISA and Master Card. As a result, e-customers can use international credit and debit cards of VISA, Master Card, JCB, AMEX, DINERS to shop online in www.chodientu.vn. To celebrate the lunar New Year festival, a shopping event was launched by the website with the participation of 150 businesses besides a price discount programme of 30-50%. Source: TBKTSG Online Translated by Hoang Anh … [Read more...] about First online-shopping website recognized by VISA and Master Card
She returned to Vietnam in August after Chinese authorities raided and deported undocumented immigrants. More about how she returned later. Cut to the present. In a countryside garment factory in the northern Bac Giang Province, Bien sits beside a bunch of red cloth bags. Around her dozens of other workers are making bags on sewing machines, but not Bien: Her job is to affix the company label on the bags, and she gets less than VND100,000 ($4.32) a day for it. She was given that job after failing to learn sewing despite eight days of training at the factory. "It's too difficult, I can't sew," she says. Bien is one of many Vietnamese trafficking victims rescued from China who returned lost, damaged, with little assurance their life would ever go back to the normal old days. Before being trafficked to China, she had been quite resourceful, working her family's rice field in Dong Lo Commune in Bac Giang while also attending a babysitting class. On October 2, 1991, when she was 23, Bien … [Read more...] about The plight of human trafficking survivors: Back from hell but to what?