Europe's Foreign Trade Association has put a question mark on the EU's trade and investment agreement with Vietnam. The agreement is the most ambitious and comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) that the EU has ever concluded with a developing country.
The European Union and Vietnam have reached an agreement on a free trade deal after two and a half years of talks. The agreement is the first of its kind that the EU has concluded with a develkoping country, and will remove nearly all tariffs on goods traded between the two economies.
The EU and Vietnam have sealed a far-reaching bilateral free trade agreement that involves substantial reforms for Vietnam to implement but falls short of fully liberalising EU imports of Vietnamese agricultural products and imposes strict fabric sourcing rules for its textiles exporters