Economy & Trade

Port Infrastructure in Vietnam: 3 Regional Hubs for Importers and Exporters


Port infrastructure in Vietnam varies from region to region. Vietnam Briefing highlights and compares port infrastructure in three key economic regions.

Hanoi Attracts Over US$1 Billion in FDI in First Four Months of 2024


Hanoi recorded 73 newly licensed foreign-invested projects with an accumulated foreign direct investment (FDI) intake of over US$1 billion between January and April of 2024.

U.S. Commerce Department Initiates Sunset Review of Vietnam Laminated Woven Sacks


The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has initiated the first sunset review of anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders on laminated woven sacks imported from Vietnam, as reported by Vietnam’s Trade Remedies Authority under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT). This decision was made public by the DOC on May 1. The products under investigation […]

U.S. Halts Anti-Dumping Probe into Vietnam Steel Rolls


The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has officially halted its investigation into steel rolls imported from Vietnam, as reported by Vietnam’s Trade Remedies Authority under the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The DOC announced its decision on April 30, concluding the anti-dumping probe that began on August 7, 2023. Dexstar Company, a U.S. entity, had […]

Is Vietnam a Market Economy? U.S. Considers Status Upgrade


The U.S. is debating whether to upgrade Vietnam’s non-market economy status to a market economy to support President Biden’s aim of fostering a “friend-shoring” relationship and diversifying supply chains away from China, potentially ending high duties on Vietnamese imports.

Vietnam Foreign Trade Continues Recovery in 2024


Vietnam’s foreign trade continued to rebound in the first four months of 2024 following a major trade slump recorded in 2023, per GSO data.

Vietnam’s Total Foreign Investment Climbs to US$9.27 Billion in Four Months: GSO


Vietnam received an estimated US$6.28 billion in FDI during Jan-April of this year, marking the highest level in the past five years.

UNDP Releases Vietnam PAPI 2023 Report: Progress on Anti-Corruption, E-Governance


In the PAPI 2023 Rankings, Thua Thien-Hue Province in central Vietnam claimed the top spot among 63 localities with 46.04 points. Thai Nguyen and Bac Ninh Provinces secured second and third positions with 45.78 and 45.7 points, respectively.

ESG Strategy a Key Focus Area for Foreign Businesses in Vietnam


We discuss findings from the VBF’s survey of foreign business stakeholders in Vietnam, including progress and concerns over ESG priorities.

Vietnam Exports to the US in Q1 2024 Reach US$25.77 Billion


Vietnam exports to the US in the first quarter (Q1) of 2024 accounted for 27.7% of the entire export turnover of the Southeast Asian economy.

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