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CIR Comment: “EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement”

2 July 2020

A landmark free trade agreement will enter into force in early August. It concerns the European Union and Vietnam, eliminates virtually all customs duties and thus creates excellent conditions for the reconstruction of enterprises after the coronavirus crisis. The reality, however, may turn out to be much more difficult than writing on paper. The key to success are China’s territorial claims, which may destabilize the security of the Southeast Asia region – writes Rafał Tomański in his comment “EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement”