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Hapag-Lloyd revises THC in Vietnam

Hapag-Lloyd announces that the Terminal Handling Charges (THC) at ports in Vietnam will be amended. Effective as of April 2, 2019 and valid until further notice, the Terminal Handling charges for Vietnam ports will be as follows: Standard Container VND 2,400,000 / 3,800,000 / 4,500,000 per 20’ / 40’/ 45’ Reefer Container …

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Vietnam makes a strong start of the year

Vietnam made export turnovers of roughly 36.7 billion U.S. dollars in the first two months of this year, up 5.9 percent year-on-year, and import turnovers of nearly 36.8 billion dollars, up 7.5 percent, seeing a trade deficit of 80 million dollars, General Statistics Office said Thursday, Feb. 28. Specifically, Vietnam …

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Vietnam needs mechanisms to support its maritime transport sector

Although there have been some positive signs in recent years, Việt Nam’s sea transport sector still face difficulties with many enterprises suffering heavy losses. The maritime industry is proposing support mechanisms to help the sector out of its stagnant state. In 2018, Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) recorded strong growth …

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Vietnam seizes pangolin scales, elephant tusks

Customs forces in Vietnam’s northern Hai Phong city confiscated nearly 1.4 tons of pangolin scales, and 20 elephant tusks weighing more than 100 kg hidden in a container shipped from Nigeria. The 20-feet container, registered as carrying timber, arrived at Lach Huyen port in Hai Phong last weekend, Vietnam News …

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APL revises charges in Vietnam

Be informed of the following revised Terminal Handling Charges (THC) and Destination Delivery Charges (DDC), applicable to all loading and discharge ports in Vietnam. Equipment Type Amount 20′ Dry US$106 40′ Dry US$167 45′ Dry US$200 20′ Refrigerated US$141 40′ Refrigerated US$232 20′ FT/OT/Tank/BK US$141 40′ FT/OT/Tank/BK US$232 Note: The above charges are …

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EU safeguard measures with Asian countries

End November, a provisional agreement on a proposal to include safeguard measures in trade agreements was reached by the EU Presidency and European Parliament representatives. Such bilateral measures linked to trade agreements will allow for the temporary withdrawal of tariff preferences and are intended to protect a particular domestic industry from an increase …

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EU’s trade agreement with Asian countries

If approved by the European Parliament, the EU – Singapore Free Trade Agreement, the EU – Vietnam Trade and Investment Agreement, and the EU – Japan Economic Partnership Agreement will enter in force in 2019. With these three agreements, most of tariffs on products will be removed either immediately after …

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Vietnam seeks ways to improve its competitiveness

Free trade agreements (FTAs) may have significantly reduced import tariffs in many markets for Vietnamese goods, but administrative reform, reduction of trading costs and improving the business environment are key to improving national competitiveness, a forum heard in HCM City. Phạm Bình An, director of the HCM City International Integration …

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EU-Vietnam trade agreement

The college of commissioners adopted the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreement on Wednesday (17 October). Now the deal has to be ratified by the Council and the European Parliament. The successful conclusion of the negotiations followed member states’ green light to sign trade and investment pacts with Singapore on Thursday. “By …

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Vietnam to control the import of waste

In order to prevent the fraudulent behavior to regulate the import of waste , avoiding Vietnam to become a world garbage landfill and increasing the cost of waste destruction, The General Department of Vietnam Customs notice 4202 issued on 17 Jul 2018 to strengthen control the imported “Waste cargo”.   According …

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