EU-Vietnam FTA: With EVFTA approved, REX will become mandatory as early as August + Full text

Updated: Jun 15, 2020

Time to Zoom in on EVFTA and REX once more. Read all you need to know here.

Who? The European Commission

When? 11 June 2020

Document: Notice in the Official Journal

What happened?

  • On 8 June 2020, the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA)’s ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) during its ongoing ninth session. Vietnamese NA deputies agreed to ratify the EVFTA. The Vietnamese legislature’s final approval of the EVFTA came after eight years of negotiations.

  • Since the European Parliament (EP) approved the agreement in February, it can enter into force in early August.

  • In the notice of today, the EU clarifies that the REX system will apply as of the entry into force of the agreement.


Why does it matter?

What can I do?

  1. If you are trading with the EU or Vietnam, or intent to do so in the future, read CUSTOMS MANAGERS QUICK GUIDE TO SAVING CUSTOMS DUTY UNDER EVFTA (coming shorty)

  2. Identify the products you currently trade with each jurisdiction and assess the possible duty savings opportunity. Contact your FTA expert to discuss how.

  3. Get upskilled with bite-sized, online training REX training

  4. Join our Live Webinar on "Save Duty with EVFTA and how to implement it in your company" on Monday 13 July 2020 at 10 am CET.

More Information for Advanced and Pro subscribers

  1. Access REX Notice

  2. Direct Access: Council Decision (EU) 2019/753 of 30 March 2020 on the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

  3. Direct Access: Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

  4. Webpage of the EU Commission on EVFTA


Expert to Contact

Arne Mielken


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