The European Union and Vietnam have concluded negotiations of a free trade agreement and published the text of it on 1 February 2016. Negotiations covered tariffs as well as non-tariff barriers to trade and other trade related aspects such as public procurement, regulatory issues, competition, services, intellectual property rights, and sustainable development, etc. The legal review of the text is ongoing. Once finalised, the agreement will need to be approved by the Council and the Parliament.
The agreement will contain a legally binding link to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) that governs the overall relationship between the EU and Vietnam.
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