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  • Abe vows to back expanding TPP participation to more ASEAN members

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday that Japan will support any Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries that wish to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact.

  • Vietnam: National Assembly to consider TPP in October

    The National Assembly (NA) is reviewing and completing legal procedures that best suit the content of the TPP and will consider ratifying it shortly, NA Deputy Chairman Phung Quoc Hien has said.

  • TPP will protect Vietnamese worker's rights

    Vietnam’s engagement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will better protect its workers by addressing issues relating to strikes, said an expert.


    The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) was signed by twelve countries in February 2016. Despite the extensive media coverage of the TPP, relatively few detailed country-level studies have emerged on the impact of TPP. The objective of the seminar is to discuss and examine in greater detail the impact of the TPP on three Southeast Asian countries. In the seminar, three distinguished country economists from the region examined the potential economic impact of the TPP on three Southeast Asian countries that are participating in the TPP, namely, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.

  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Explained

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership, the largest regional trade accord in history, would set new terms for trade and business investment among the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations — a far-flung group with an annual gross domestic product of nearly $28 trillion that represents roughly 40 percent of global G.D.P. and one-third of world trade.

  • Does TPP matter? Does Singapore matter?

    During his recent trip to the US, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, along with US President Barack Obama, made a joint pitch for the ratification of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. However, the hope that the TTP would form the foundation of a robust and prosperous East Asian security regime centered on economic integration and positive US engagement is fading as China has chosen to react to The Hague ruling by unilaterally redefining its role in East Asia in opposition to the security and economic regime the US is seeking to reinforce.

  • TPP promotes peace, interdependence: PM Lee

    SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday (Aug 6) reiterated his commitment to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.

  • Singapore will continue speaking up against TPP sceptics

    WASHINGTON DC – The landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact is an important component of United States President Barack Obama’s legacy and Singapore will continue speaking up to convince the sceptics, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Wednesday (Aug 3, US local time).

  • Obama, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Vow to Push for Trade Pact

    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama, after meeting Tuesday with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, said the two leaders were still committed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, despite increasingly long odds of U.S. approval this year.

  • Singapore urges US to ratify TPP

    Hanoi (VNA) – Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has urged US businesses to voice their support to persuade the US Congress to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.