April 16th, 2013, in response to the dispatch of the Ministry of Industry and Trade for on VCCI’s opinion about the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s viewpoint of in the negotiation on NCM portfolio in TPP, VCCI has sent recommendation on this issue upon two angles of view: NCM portfolio of TPP countries and that of Vietnam.
In the frame work of VCCI advocacy program on the Trans-pacific Partnership (TPP) Negotiations, basing on the VCCI Recommendation on the TPP Intellectual Properties (IP) Chapter, VCCI has sent a Letter to the US Trade Representative about recommendations of Vietnam business community and other concerned groups on IP issue in TPP negotiations.
Implementing the Decision 06/2012/QĐ-TTG of the Prime Minister on Consulting the business community about international trade negotiations, following other Recommendations on TPP specific issues, the WTO Center of VCCI has studied and made a Recommendation on negotiating IP Chapter in TPP.
Recently, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has proposed a Draft Chapter on Labor and Dispute Settlement relating to labor for TPP basing on the U.S. – Peru Free Trade Agreement (FTA) (two members of TPP). The draft may have certain role in TPP negotiations and so, Vietnam should carefully consider every possible proposal of other TPP Parties, especially the U.S.
In its campaign of advocating policies on TPP negotiations, VCCI has made a Draft Recommendation on negotiation strategy for intellectual property (IP) rights on medicine in the TPP. In order to ensure that this recommendation represents the interests of the whole economy and all stakeholders, the Committee on International Trade Policies (CITP Committee) of VCCI is conducting a survey to collect opinions from Vietnamese business associations, enterprises and other related agencies, on the issue.
In its campaign of advocating policies on TPP negotiations, VCCI has made the a Recommendation of Vietnam Business Community on negotiation strategy for Labor and Dispute Settlement Chapters in the TPP. In order to ensure that this recommendation represents the interests of the whole economy and all stakeholders, the Committee on International Trade Policies (CITP Committee) of VCCI is conducting a survey to collect opinions from Vietnamese business associations, enterprises and other related agencies, on the issue.
The “Rule of Origin” is one of the most important issues in the TPP negotiations. According to leaked documents, the U.S. is proposing a strong “rule of origin”, which is not favorable for Vietnamese exports which depends largely on imported materials. If the U.S. proposals are approved in TPP, Vietnamese exports will face numerous difficulties to meet requirements to be considered as “originated” and so they it will be hardly for them to get preferential tariff treatment in TPP. In order to help Vietnamese negotiators have appropriate negotiating strategies for each industry, the Committee on International Trade Policies of VCCI is conducting a survey to collect opinions from business community about this issue.
As Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) required, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) has collected business community’s opinions and made a recommendation on negotiation strategies for the Chapter of investment and dispute settlement between government and foreign investorto support the TPP negotiations. On 20 January 2011, VCCI sent this recommendation to MPI and other related agencies.
Following the First Recommendation on General Negotiation Strategies for Vietnam in TPP negotiations, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) has conducted a survey to collect opinions from business associations and enterprises countrywide about market opening strategies of each industry, and made a recommendation to the Government on this issue.
This is a presentation by Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) on “Vietnamese Business Positions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership” at Stakeholders’ Forum, held at the sidelines of the 7th Round of the TPP in Ho Chi Minh City.