Thai expert’s assessments on ASEAN import-export trade

VNU University of Economics and Business (UEB) in association with Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR) organized the academic talk on "Intra-ASEAN Growth Dynamics: Thailand and Vietnam in Regional Value Chains", which was chaired by Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Anh Thu on March 19, 2019.

The event attracted a large number of students, master and doctoral students, lecturers and participants interested in value chain issues in ASEAN region.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Duc Thanh started the academic talk by delivering opening speech and introducing the speaker Assoc.Prof.Dr. Pavida Pananond. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Pavida Pananond is currently conducting research activities at Thammasat University. She's also a member of the ASEAN@50 Fellowship Program, who accompanying Assoc.Prof.Dr Nguyen Duc Thanh on a trip to New Zealand last February.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Duc Thanh speaks at the seminar
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Anh Thu - Vice Rector of the UEB

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Anh Thu - Vice Rector of UEB presented an overview of the ASEAN trade situation, opportunities and challenges of the global value chain to ASEAN countries.

Assoc.Prof.Dr Pavida Pananond has a concise speech with visual statistics on the ASEAN trade situation. She pointed out that ASEAN’s import and export structure is shifting from the US-EU to China-Intra-ASEAN, which has created considerable opportunities and constituted challenges for enterprises and policy makers in the area.

The talk received widespread attention of scholars and students with intensive orientation in the field of research. Following the agreement between Thammasat University and the UEB, the two universities will undertake student and lecture exchange programs annually. Furthermore, it is expected that in the near future, the two universities will widen cooperation scope, which creates opportunities for academic, educational and cultural exchanges between the two countries.

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