US trade chief voices concern over Vietnam’s currency practices

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    WASHINGTON- US Trade Representative Katherine Tai, in a call with Vietnam’s minister of industry and trade, highlighted US concerns about Vietnam’s currency practices, a USTR statement said.

    Tai and the Vietnamese minister Tran Tuan Anh also “discussed US concerns on illegal timber practices, digital trade and agriculture,” the statement said.

    Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade in a statement on Friday said Vietnam and the United States “will continue to actively cooperate to comprehensively address the concerns to maintain a stable trade relation.”

    The ministry said bilateral trade between the two countries is expected to reach $100 billion this year, up from $90.8 billion last year. The United States is Vietnam’s largest export market.