India, VN seek ways to remove obstacles to trade ties
08:29 | 24/01/2019

VGP - A Viet Nam-India Business Forum took place in Ha Noi on January 23, discussed specific measures to remove obstacles to trade and investment cooperation between their businesses during the fourth meeting of the Joint Sub-committee on Trade.

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The event was jointly held by Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung and his Indian counterpart Anup Wadhawan.

Addressing the forum, Anup raised issues of India’s interest, such as the grant of licences to facilities processing buffalo meat which will be exported to Vietnam.

In his remarks, Hung called on India not to impose anti-subsidy measures against stainless steel pipes and copper wire rods imported from Vietnam, and consider no expansion of anti-dumping measures when they are expired.

He also urged India to issue official documents allowing the import of Vietnamese dragon fruits and speed up the process paving the way for other fresh fruits of Vietnam, firstly longan, pomelo, rambutan and durian, to enter the South Asian market.

The official voiced his concerns over India’s imposition of the Minimum Import Price (MIP) on pepper and suggested the country soon take back the measure and abide by regulations of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA).

He proposed India further support Vietnamese delegations joining trade promotion activities in the country, encourage local enterprises to visit Viet Nam to scope out the market and invest in the areas of their strength, and assist Viet Nam’s budget carrier Vietjet Air to open direct flights between the two countries.

Delegates compared notes on orientations and solutions to tighten economic bonds, expand export markets of each other, and take advantage of their strength and resources for the development of the respective countries./.

By Ngoc Van

 

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