Describes bilateral and multilateral trade agreements that this country is party to, including with the United States. Includes websites and other resources where U.S. companies can get more information on how to take advantage of these agreements.
Last Published: 7/12/2018

Vietnam became the 150th member of the WTO in 2007, and upon its accession promised to fully comply with WTO agreements on Customs Valuation, Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS). The United States and Vietnam concluded a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) in 2000, which entered into force in 2001.

Vietnam is a member of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and subsequently, a member of ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA). As part of AFTA, ASEAN members (including Brunei, Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Cambodia) are committed to making this region a competitive trading area. Together with the ASEAN countries, Vietnam has also signed trade pacts with China, the Republic of Korea, Australia and New Zealand, India, Chile and Japan. It signed a bilateral trade agreement with Korea in 2015, as well as a trade agreement with the Russian-led Customs Union block. Vietnam has completed all bilateral negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement, but has not yet ratified the agreement. In February 2016, Vietnam completed negotiating a free trade agreement with the EU and is waiting for the Council of Ministers for their ratification. Vietnam is currently negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with the EFTA countries (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland).

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Vietnam Trade Development and Promotion Trade Agreements