With over 106 million passengers and nearly 13% growth in 2018, Vietnamese air transport is now one of the most dynamic in Asia, driven by an economy which is constantly striving to develop and which can only be boosted by the increasing number of trade barriers established by the Trump administration in relation to its major neighbour to the north. One other source of potential growth is the free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam which was ratified in June and plans to practically eliminate all customs duty between (...)
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