At the meeting (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Representatives from the
Vietnamese National Assembly and the European Parliament (EP) discussed the
implementation of the European Union – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA),
during an online meeting on December 2.
Since the deal took effect earlier this year, the Vietnamese
Government has issued a comprehensive plan for the EVFTA implementation. Each
ministry, agency and locality has also embarked on their own plans.
Vietnam is also actively working with the EU to establish
mechanisms to step up EVFTA implementation. The Vietnamese Government has issued
legal documents guiding the effort, enhanced campaigns to raise public
awareness of the deal, and promptly tackled difficulties met by businesses and
The Vietnamese NA units are also partnering with the
Government to speed up the full and effective implementation of commitments in
the deal, boost parliamentary cooperation, and uphold its supervisory role in
the delivery of commitments.
Since August 1 when the deal went into force, Vietnam has exported
goods worth 7.3 billion USD to the EU while spending around 3.7 billion USD on
EP lawmakers spoke highly of Vietnam’s timely building of
laws related to the commitments in the deal. The two sides held that it is
necessary to intensify cooperation to boost the effective implementation of the
agreement, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both sides also discussed the establishment of the Domestic
Advisory Groups to promote trade and sustainable development./.