Trade, investment agreements between ASEAN nations inked
The ASEAN economic ministers on April 23 signed the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) and the fourth protocol amending the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA) in Phuket, Thailand.
The ASEAN economic ministers sign the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) and the fourth protocol amending the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA) in Phuket, Thailand, April 23, 2019 – Photo: VNA
The signing ceremony was held within the framework of the 25th ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)’s Retreat, which took place in Phuket from April 22-23.
The ATISA will replace the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS) that took effect since 1995, benefiting services in healthcare, tourism, accommodation, construction, and convention and exhibition services.
The ATISA, coming into force in the next 180 days, aims to improve standards and effectiveness of regulations on service at ASEAN country members, reduce trade barriers as well as strengthen the transparency in trade and service within ASEAN countries.
Meanwhile, the fourth protocol amending the ACIA is expected to attract more foreign investment in ASEAN
The Vietnamese delegation, led by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Quoc Khanh held a bilateral meeting with the Indonesian delegation to discuss measures to boost mutual trade value.
- Application for Vietnam Visa
- Apply Visa in Person or by Mailing Service
- Submit document by Online Express Visa
- Birth Registration for Vietnamese
- Vietnamese Passport
- 5-year Visa Exemption for Vietnamese and family members
- Legalisation of documents issued by Australian authorities to be used in Vietnam
- Permit for Repatriation of Deceased Vietnamese’s Remains and Bodies
- Certificate of Vietnamese Origin
- Forms in Vietnamese