» 02/22/2006, 00.00
Vu Nhi Cong
Vietnam wants to join WTO
The country hopes to join the World Trade Organisation by November 2006. An economics professor said: "To overcome poverty, the priority is to help people understand globalization and the market economy."
US-Vietnam agreement soon, first step towards WTO membership
If managed well, entry into World Trade Organisation could be the solution to Vietnam's many problems like unemployment.
18/11/2006 VIETNAM - APEC
APEC starts: free trade and North Korean threat are major issues
Expectation is rife in Hanoi about a proposal to set up a regional free trade zone. Vietnam wants to show the international community how efficient it is, organizing numerous meetings between leaders of the forum's 21 member states. Uncertainty prevails about whether a meeting will go ahead between the Chinese president and Canadian prime minister, an open critic of Beijing.
09/05/2006 VIETNAM UNITED STATES
Vietnam negotiating entry into WTO with US
Washington wants Hanoi to adapt its laws to WTO rules and is willing to see Vietnam join in 2006.
Trade imbalances between China and other Asian countries on APEC agenda
Annual meeting will start next Friday. US President and other heads of state and government are expected. Asian governments try to overcome old nationalist feelings and "co-ordinate" policies, including monetary and fiscal policies.
27/05/2005 CHINA US EU
Competition over textile quotas threatens hundreds of millions of jobs
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