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  • Why Trump is right, and wrong, about killing off the TPP

    If President-elect Donald Trump is right: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a damaging deal and deserves to be killed off.

  • Significant chances for Vietnam regardless of uncertain TPP

    Vietnam has reviewed legal regulations in various fields recently to prepare for TPP. Though it is just an initial step, it is very important to perfecting the legal system in the country, said Nguyen Thi Thu Trang, Director of the WTO Centre under the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).

  • With or without TPP, Vietnam still improves business environment

    Several Vietnamese leaders have said whether the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement materializes or not, Vietnam will continue improving its business environment to support enterprises.

  • Obama To Push For TPP In Last Days Of Term

    President Barack Obama will use every remaining day of his term to win congressional approval for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, says the U.S. ambassador to Canada.

  • Why Vietnam is delaying TPP ratification

    The defining factor behind Vietnam’s delay in formally approving the signed Trans-Pacific Partnership pact is the uncertainty over whether the US Congress will pass it. Such a caution is understandable and wise too because its approval will be meaningless and strategically problematic if the US, the driving force and lead architect of the TPP, fails to vote to implement the agreement.

  • 12 countries in TPP free trade deal agree not to renegotiate

    The 12 countries that signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact earlier this year agreed Monday they will not renegotiate the deal, Japanese TPP minister Nobuteru Ishihara said.

  • 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.