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Vietnam Trade

The Limits of Vietnam’s Labor Reforms

Vietnam’s Labor Reforms are not as extensive as some publications made it out to be. Vietnam has a single Trade Union as it is a one-party state. Recently, state-backed English language news outlets have pointed to the newly allowed unaffiliated Workers Organisations as an example of Independent Trade Unions. Click here to find out why…

Coronavirus: Southeast Asian countries choose to reopen, balancing virus with economy

Bloomberg, South China Morning Post – 13 September 2021 Despite experiencing one of the worst waves of infections, countries in Southeast Asia are slowly concluding that their un-sustainable ‘zero-Covid’ policies are crippling the domestic economy. Replicating Singapore’s strategy, they are choosing to open up their economies. Read the full article here.

The UK’s Trade Deal with Vietnam Builds on Hanoi’s Accord with the EU

Bob Savic, Vietnam Briefing – 12 January 2021 The free trade agreement between the UK and Vietnam (UKVFTA) in the wake of Brexit is similar to that of the one between the EU and Vietnam (EVFTA). This article examines in depth several new provisions that have been introduced into the UKVFTA and their relevance to…

COVID-19: Implications for business

No nation has escaped widespread disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, but some have fared better than others. This McKinsey & Company report examines the state of the recovery in some of the emerging Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries—Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam—that began the crisis at a disadvantage and have suffered disproportionate effects.…

Emerging from the pandemic, Vietnam must position itself for recovery

As it emerges from COVID-19, Vietnam’s domestic economy is set toreturn to growth, but not until the global economy bounces back. Read the article here: