A shrimp processing factory (Photo: VNA)
– Almost 5 billion USD
worth of Vietnamese goods exported to the EU has benefited from preferential
tariffs under the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), according to the
Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).
The MoIT said efforts to capitalise on FTAs have
resulted in significant outcomes, helping to achieve fast and sustainable
export and gradually reduce the dependence on single or certain markets.
Certificates of origin have been used to help
about 32 – 34 percent of annual export revenue benefit from preferential
treatment under FTAs, showing that Vietnamese businesses and goods are
increasingly tapping into concessionary tariffs in the markets having FTAs with
the country, it added.
The MoIT noted from August 1, 2020, when the
EVFTA took effect, to April 4 this year, authorised agencies and organisations
in Vietnam granted about 127,300 sets of the certificate of origin form EUR 1
for nearly 4.8 billion USD of exports to the 27 EU countries.
Besides, enterprises shipping goods to the EU
also conducted self-certification of origin for more than 10.88 million USD
worth of commodities to utilise preferential tariffs.
The beneficiary items were mainly footwear,
aquatic products, textile-garment, farm produce, and electronic products, the