Review Category : News

Nguyen Dinh Cung, head of Central Institute for Economic Management, scrutinises recent efforts from authorised management agencies to improve the local business environment through simplifying procedures.

At the government meeting last month, the prime minister asked authorised management agencies to review and abolish irrational business conditions that hinder firms’ business and production activities. Has there been any progress so far?

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(WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2017) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today announced that the government of Vietnam has notified the U.S. that it will resume imports of American distillers dried grains (DDGS).  In December 2016, Vietnam suspended imports of U.S. DDGS after reported detections of quarantine pests in U.S. shipments.  Prior to the suspension, Vietnam was the third-largest market for U.S. DDGS, with exports valued at more than $230 million in 2016.  The resolution of this issue also opens the way for corn and wheat shipments, which were restricted due to previous treatment requirements.

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The Ministry of Industry and Trade’s proposal to increase the feed-in tariff (FiT) of wind power is expected to take projects currently on paper into implementation. The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has proposed the government to increase the FiT of wind power from onshore wind power plants to 8.77 cent from the current 7.8 cent per kWh.

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