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APEC regional cooperation needed to minimize coronavirus harm

The coronavirus is a major downside risk to economic growth, but the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region can rebound through cooperation and...

WCO working group finalizes work on e-commerce standards

The Working Group on E-Commerce (WGEC) met recently to wrap up remaining work items leading to the harmonized implementation of the e-commerce...

Thailand contemplates CPTPP membership

Thailand is mulling the benefits and consequences of joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for a Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a free trade...

HK plunges, SG stays on top in Asia liveability rankings

Hong Kong has tumbled 52 places and is now only the 93rd most liveable location in East Asia for overseas workers coming...

COVID-19 outbreak elevates risk to ASEAN+3 growth — report

The recent outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China, and its subsequent spread outside the country has heightened the risk...

Vietnam-China auxiliary border gates reopen

Vietnam and China are reopening auxiliary border gates in the northern and northeastern provinces of Vietnam after these were temporarily closed to...

Accepted amendments to Harmonized System published

The World Customs Organization (WCO) has published the more than 300 sets of amendments to the Harmonized System (HS) Nomenclature following their...

Vietnam’s merchandise exports decline 14% in Jan

Vietnamese exports of goods amounted to only US$19 billion in January, a year-on-year fall of 14.3%, according to the latest data from...

ASEAN manufacturing health deteriorates only mildly as new orders grow

Operating conditions across the ASEAN manufacturing sector deteriorated for the eighth month running in January 2020, but the rate of decline was...

Illicit agri-foods trade costs industry up to $40B annually — TRACIT...

Fake, substandard, smuggled and illegal agri-foods distort and destabilize food markets and cost the global food industry an estimated US$30 billion to...