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Trans-Pacific Partnership: read the side letters not just the headlines
Australia has entered a wide range of bilateral agreements with countries around the Pacific in a web of special deals which underline the complexity of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
Critic: TPP deal has ‘exclusions up the wazoo’
The exceptions, laid out in multiple annexes and embedded in various chapters of the 1,000-page-plus Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, range from obscure provisions to controversial measures
Japan releases TPP details – Vietnam to abolish tariffs and economic needs test
Besides abolishing tariffs and providing for investor-state dispute settlement, some of Vietnam’s highlights under the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact include removing the dreaded economic needs test
Tentative U.S.-Vietnam ’consistency plan’ links tariff benefits to labor compliance
Vietnam has tentatively agreed with the United States on a fully enforceable implementation plan to bring its labor regime into compliance with the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Vietnam to lose $77 million of tax revenue each year due to free trade pacts
The government has estimated that it will lose around US$77 million of tax revenue annually between 2016 and 2025, when new free trade agreements take effect and eliminate a majority of import duties.
Biz bodies urge quick parliamentary approval of FTAs
More than 40 South Korean business bodies urged parliament Sunday to quickly approve free trade agreements with China, Vietnam and New Zealand to help prop up Seoul’s slumping exports.
Taiwan and Vietnam to start talks on new investment agreement
Vietnam has agreed to start talks on a new Taiwan-Vietnam Bilateral Investment Agreement to provide more protection for Taiwanese businessmen investing in the Southeast Asian country.
Vietnam et Etats-Unis : une nouvelle ère stratégique ?
Les relations entre Hanoi et Washington, ennemis d’hier, entrent dans une nouvelle ère. Au-delà du symbole, l’enjeu est la redéfinition des rapports de forces en Asie-Pacifique, avec la Chine au centre du jeu.
TPP set to devour Vietnamese livestock
TPP members such as the US, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and Australia will undoubtedly swallow the livestock industry in one big gulp, Nguyen Duc Thanh, director of the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research says, putting the livelihoods of 10 million Vietnamese family farmers at risk.
Chicken war with US shows free trade threat to Vietnamese farmers
Hanoi chicken farmer Nguyen Huu Tuyen blames inexpensive poultry imported from the US for the loss of almost $14,000 this year.
Financial Times reports on Vietnam-EU free trade deal
EU negotiators fear China will use Vietnam as a backdoor for cheap textile imports into the EU
Tariff cuts, exemptions for Vietnam-EU FTA clarified
The European Union (EU) will remove 85.6% of tariff lines for Vietnam’s goods exports immediately after a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) between the two sides comes into force.
In hurrying trade deal with Vietnam, the EU is bypassing its human rights obligations
FIDH and the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights said that if finalised without conducting a human-rights impact assessment and without introducing the necessary human rights safeguards, the EU-Vietnam Free trade and investment agreement would be concluded in violation of EU law.
Livestock may struggle after TPP
Vietnam’s livestock sector, on which the livelihoods of nearly 10 million people depend, may be negatively affected the most after the Trans-Pacific Partnership comes into being
L’Afrique du Sud souhaite renforcer son commerce avec le Vietnam
Durant son séjour en Afrique du Sud, le vice-Premier ministre vietnamien Hoàng Trung Haile et le vice-président sud-africain Cyril Ramaphosa ont discuté du renforcement de leur coopération dans l’économie, le commerce et l’investissement
EU, Vietnam reach deal on free trade
The European Union and Vietnam reached an agreement in principle for a free trade agreement after two and a half years of negotiations
Cambodia may lose EU market share if EU-Vietnam bilateral FTA materializes, say exporters
If the EU-Vietnam trade deal goes through, Cambodia - which currently accounts for 22% of the EU’s rice iumports - will certaily lose market share.
EU farmers association reacts to likely duty-free rice imports from Vietnam under bilateral FTA
As negations between the European Union and Vietnam regarding the EU-Vietnam Bilateral Free Trade Agreement are in their final stages, the European association of EU farmers unions and cooperatives (Copa-Cogeca) has expressed concern about the future of the EU rice growing sector.
Indian firms advised to increase investment in Vietnam to leverage trade pacts
Indian companies should set up shop in Vietnam in order to take advantage of Hanoi’s upcoming trade deals with Europe and the US, the government says.
’TPP can hurt India’
Financial services company India Nivesh has warned that when the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) comes into effect, India would be negatively impacted to a major extent.