IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW-GENERATION FTAS IN VIETNAM: CHALLENGES IN THE FIELDS OF LABOUR, ENVIRONMENT, AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Conference organized at Ho Chi Minh City University of Law
The seminar is scheduled to be held at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Law on November 5, 2021, by combining face-to-face and online.
In recent years, Vietnam has been actively negotiating and signing numerous free trade agreements (FTAs), some of which are considered the foundation for an effective development strategy to transform Vietnam into an international manufacturing center and a crucial link in the global supply chain in the coming period. Vietnam has signed 16 FTAs with significant trading partners, including the United Kingdom, Canada, the European Union, Korea, Japan, Russia, China, and Australia; and is now negotiating two more FTAs with Israel and EFTA.
In particular, Vietnam has concluded several strategic new-generation FTAs, including the EVFTA, the CPTPP, and the EAEU-VN FTA. These FTAs would open up numerous opportunities for Vietnam's market development, supporting Vietnamese businesses in orienting their trade and investment operations with foreign trading partners. However, the new generation of FTAs also imposes rigorous rules and requirements on participating parties to enhance product quality standards and promote sustainable development's fundamental principles. Adhering to these standards would ensure that Vietnam's economy operates efficiently and meets the global supply chain requirements. Nonetheless, FTA provisions would create various new difficulties for Vietnam in establishing legal policy in various sectors, most notably, labor, environmental protection, and intellectual property. Therefore, developing the basic understanding and knowledge of the concepts and regulations governing new generation FTAs in relevant areas is critical for policymakers and Vietnamese companies (together with their legal advisers), increasing their access to the global trade system.
In this context, the Conference "IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW-GENERATION FTAS IN VIETNAM: CHALLENGES IN THE FIELDS OF LABOUR, ENVIRONMENT, AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY" would provide a scholarly platform for establishing the theoretical foundation and practice on relevant problems for lawmakers, state agencies, lecturers, students, business community, legal professionals, and law training institutions in Vietnam; concurrently, contribute solutions to enhance Vietnam's legal policies and effective development plans.