Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung arrived at Kokshetau Airport in Kazakhstan at midday on Friday and headed to the northern town of Burabai to witness the signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and the Eurasia Economic Union.
Vietnam and the union, which comprises Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, and Armenia, launched negotiations on the deal in Hanoi in March, 2013.
The agreement covers trade, investment, rules of origin, intellectual property, customs facilitation, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, and among others.
Under the agreement, the union provides Vietnam with preferential tariffs on exports of agricultural produce, seafood, textiles and garments, footwear and furniture.
Meanwhile, Vietnam opens its market according to a road map for husbandry products, machines, equipment and vehicles from the union.