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PRESS WATCH

November 1

Released at: 11:08, 01/11/2017 PRESS WATCH

November 1

VET's round-up of news from Vietnamese media for November 1.

Tra fish exports to US up against it

Vietnam’s tra fish exports have faced a range of difficulties in the first nine months of this year, especially in the most important market: the US. According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), the export value of tra fish to the US reached $258.3 million in the period, down 9.9 per cent year-on-year. The US inspected 100 per cent of tra fish imported from Vietnam from August 2, and the US Department of Commerce announced a tariff of $2.39 per kg; three times higher than the rate in the 12th administrative review period.


Amazon Web Services aiming high

Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon.com, is proceeding with its ambitious business plans in Vietnam, following Alibaba’s footsteps in the field of cloud computing services. Mr. Paul Chen at AWS noted that the establishment of a new office in Vietnam could speed up the performance of projects, which in turn benefit customer services.


CAAV arranges review of Tan Son Nhat expansion

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has engaged ADPi Engineering, a French company specializing in airport architecture and engineering, to review the project expanding Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport and suggest feasible options. ADPi is expected to complete the study in late December and the Ministry of Transport will then submit feasible options to the Prime Minister for consideration and approval.


Canada to study copper pipe fitting imports from Vietnam

The Canada Border Services Agency has announced that it is launching investigations into whether certain copper pipe fittings originating from Vietnam are being sold at unfair prices in the country, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The investigations are the result of a complaint filed by Cello Products Inc. in Cambridge, Ontario, which due to price undercutting from Vietnam has faced lost sales and market share. The period being investigated is from January 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017. The Agency will make a preliminary decision by January 25.


Ground broken at major Hanoi road project

Ground has been broken on Ring Road No. 3.5’s Thang Long Highway to National Highway No. 32 section in Hanoi. The project is scheduled to connect three main roads: National Highway No. 32, West Lake - Ba Vi, and the Thang Long Highway, and should reduce traffic congestion on Ring Road 3. The 5.6-km project has total investment of approximately VND1 trillion ($43.5 million). Site clearance has been completed for construction of the first phase, which is expected to open by early 2019.


Silk imports up

The volume of imported silk scarves increased to 4,460 units, worth $5,878, in the first nine months of 2017, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs. Vietnam also imported 153,376 meters and 157,297 square meters of silk, worth $534,000 and $312,000, respectively.


Telcos must provide subscriber information to authorities

From November 15, telecoms enterprises must periodically provide subscriber information to the Department of Telecommunications under a requirement from the Ministry of Information and Communications in Circular No. 21/2017/TT-BTTTT on the provision and use of telecommunications data. The provision of data is to be carried out monthly via the transmission link from the business to the Department or upon request in writing by the Department.

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