The question of establishing a free trade agreement with China has been discussed for many years, since 2006, when Beijing first proposed it to the SOZ countries. The EAWU took a cautious stance, as «the main risk lies in the fact that China`s economic power will make China the main beneficiary of the tariff reduction; That is why we first want to see how a non-preferential agreement will work. The free trade agreement covers more than 90% of all goods traded between EMU and Vietnam. It will save EU exporters between $40 million and $60 million in the first year. Vietnamese companies can count on savings of up to $5 million to $10 million per year. Vietnam`s trade with Russia and Kazakhstan is particularly intense. According to WTO data, the share of Russian exports to Vietnam has increased dynamically over the past three years: +19.9% in 2016, +34.0% in 2017 and +12.9% in 2018. Kristina Dubinima, sales director at Gaz International LLC in Asia, said in an interview with the Vietnam Economic Times that Gaz «explored the Vietnamese market in 2016 and 2017 and late last year and this year participated in two exhibitions on the country`s automotive industry to study customers. . . .