Germany has high demand for pepper. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam-Germany trade relations will thrive on the back of the freshly inked free trade and investment deals, including the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA), according to insiders. Nguyen Son Tra, deputy head of the WTO and Trade Negotiation Division under the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Multilateral Trade Policy Department, said the EVFTA will bring distinct advantages to Vietnamese goods as right after the deal takes effect, 85.6 percent of the tax lines imposed on Vietnamese goods, or 70.3 percent of the country’s exports to the EU will be reduced in the first year. Meanwhile, the lifted tariffs will be 99.2 percent, or 99.7 percent of the country’s total export turnover to the bloc, in the next seven years, she said. Particularly, Germany, together with the UK and the Netherlands, has been Vietnam’s leading importer … [Read more...] about Free trade, investment deals to boost Vietnam-Germany trade ties
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Global pandemics that impact on food supplies are scary things.The latest threat comes from African swine fever, a highly contagious virus with no known cure, and a near zero survival rate for infected pigs.The good news is that the disease is not harmful to human health. The bad news is that it will probably hurt our wallets. The epicentre of the current crisis is China, the world's biggest producer and consumer of pork. It alone accounts for more than half of the world's pig population.China is struggling to contain the disease, which has spread to every part of the country since August last year.After months of claiming the situation was under control, Beijing is now warning that pork prices in China could rise by more than 70% in the second half of this year.This in turn would have a knock-on impact on China's economy, given that pork prices are an important contributor to its inflation levels.Official data released over the past week reinforce the seriousness of the situation. … [Read more...] about Is China losing the battle against an incurable pig virus?
Immigration politics exploded to the front-burner of the Democratic primary process on Wednesday as presidential hopefuls took turns blasting President Trump in the wake of the deaths of a Salvadoran man and his two-year-old daughter, drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande. 'It's heartbreaking. It should also p**s us all off,' said former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro during the first primary debate of the 2020 election season. Castro called for a change in federal law that would no longer 'criminalize desperation' by reclassifying border-jumping as a civil infraction instead of a crime. Ohio Rep Tim Ryan blasted the Trump administration for presiding over a longstanding but deteriorating system that houses children separately from the adults who bring them into the US. 'What kind of a country are we running here?' he asked, claiming that 'we've got kids literally laying in their own snot with three-week-old diapers that haven't been changed.' Wednesday's … [Read more...] about First 2020 debate erupts into a fiery shouting match on immigration in wake of father and daughter’s border deaths – and candidates compete to speak in Spanish – as Trump tweets ‘BORING!’
Protesters at Thursday's debate in Houston, Texas waited until the last question of the night to storm the stage and break out in chants pleading for help, claiming their lives are at risk because they are DACA recipients. As ABC moderator George Stephanopoulos went in reverse order from the opening statements, shouts interrupted first respondent, Joe Biden. 'We are DACA recipients!' a group of protesters shouted as Biden began to answer a question asking the candidates to explain their biggest professional setbacks. 'Our lives are at risk!' they continued to cheers from the audience. Shouts from the demonstrators could be heard for more than 30 seconds, but faded as they were escorted out of the debate hall. A law enforcement officer at the entrance of the debate location told DailyMail.com that the protesters were detained by security inside the building on Texas Southern University, where the third round of Democratic primary debates was taking place. The officer said they would be … [Read more...] about Immigration protesters storm Democratic debate stage shouting ‘We are DACA recipients! And our lives are at risk! Please save us!’ and stop Joe Biden’s final answer