Indonesia-Australia FTA, Vietnam’s E-Visas – China Outbound

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Indonesia Signs Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement with Australia

Australia is promised better access to a highly restricted and regulated import market mainly for resource exports but also opportunities to sell its educational products.

Indonesia on the other hand will gain from the elimination of most tariffs on exports to Australia as well as increased Australian investments in the local economy.


Investing in India? Look Beyond Modi’s Policies

Political leaders and their policies play a big role in shaping India’s business environment. But these factors should not alone impact your investment strategy for the country.

The article assesses the outcomes of the ruling government’s major economic goals, and discusses why businesses need to look beyond Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is up for re-election, when choosing to invest in India.


Russian Arctic Annual GDP to Reach US$500 Billion

Russia already has the largest economic status in the Arctic, with the region accounting for about 10 percent of Russia’s total GDP and close to 20 percent of all Russian exports.


Vietnam’s E-visas – Eligibility and Application Process Explained

Vietnam recently extended its electronic visa (e-visa) policy until February 2021 and expanded the list of countries that are eligible to participate. An e-visa is typically applied for online, linked to a passport number, and stored on a computer – with no stamp or label delivered before travel.

The e-visa program is applicable for a single entry and valid for a maximum of 30 days.

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