Sign up | Log in



Home  >>   Daily News  >>   Vietnam News  >> Trade  >> Hygiene key to European trade
NEWS UPDATES Asean Affairs   4 October 2013  

Hygiene key to European trade

Negotiations on the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Systems (SPS) play a pivotal role in promoting free trade between Viet Nam and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), which is also estimated to boost Viet Nam's exports in the EU.

The message was delivered at a workshop held by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) in Ha Noi to conceptualise the SPS for domestic enterprises.

Chief negotiator Tran Trung Thuc said that the SPS applied by the EFTA (including Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) nearly matches the SPS set by the EU.

This means exporters must meet the EU's requirements if they wish to export to the EFTA.

According to Thonmas Tison, an EFTA expert, the SPS contains the highest similarity between the EFTA and the EU. When the EU ratifies, no country in the EFTA would be allowed to reject SPS-certified products from Viet Nam.

The workshop introduced common regulations on the SPS that directed domestic firms to enhance the export of meat and seafood, cereals and vegetables, processed food and pharmaceutical products.

Since May of this year, Viet Nam and the EFTA have held five FTA negotiation sessions.

Together with FTA negotiations, the EFTA and Viet Nam signed a memorandum of understanding in July to recognise Viet Nam as a market economy.

Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
Online Ad Rates

Comment on this Article. Send them to

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
submit your comment in the box below

Today's  Stories    4  October 2013 Subsribe Now !
• Thailand Futures Exchange’s trading volume up 63 pct in first 9 months Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine
• China, Indonesia take ties to new level Asean Affairs Premium
• Myanmar's economy yet to see real progress, says Suu Kyi
Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

•Textiles and Garments Industry

•Coffee industry

•Leather and footwear industry

•Shrimp industry

• Hygiene key to European trade
• ATM card holders have $4b
• Moody’s upgrades Philippines to ‘investment grade’
• DTAC agrees to reduce signal strength along Laos border
Asean Analysis           4 October  2013 Advertise Your Brand
• Asean Analysis- October 4, 2013
Obama’s Asia Trip: Go or No?
• Asean Analysis- October 4, 2013
The Malaysia Curse: Will a U.S. President Ever Get to Kuala Lumpur?
• Asean Analysis- October 4, 2013
Asean to back member candidates as UN representatives
• Asean Analysis- October 4, 2013
Cambodia to feel an energy crunch, but growth to remain stable: report
• Asean Weekly:The Biweekly Update 4 October  2013
Asean Stock Watch     4 October  2013
• Asean Stock Watch-October 4, 2013 

ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent
• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore • Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline • Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan


This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More






1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

Our Products | Work with us | Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Shipping/Delivery Policy | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2007-2015 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand