Negotiators met for two days in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, to discuss what parts of the original deal they wished to shelve.
Japan is seeking to make minimal changes. Vietnam has proposed to amend the clause on rules of origin in exports of fabrics, the sources said.
Quicker consensus on rules to suspend could bring broad deal in November.
Officials from 11 of the 12 countries that committed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal are meeting in Sydney for talks to re-energize the stalled agreement and discuss amendmends to the pact following the withdrawal of the US.
The many ways in which RCEP will affect our lives
Given the internal differences among participating countries, the RCEP certainly does not look anywhere near conclusion this year.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc agreed to bring the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement into force at an early date.
Trade experts say Vietnamese Prime Minister hopes to start talks to replace TPP with one of the bilateral, country-to-country deals that the Trump administration says it prefers over multinational accords.
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer met as co-chairs of the Vietnam-US Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council in Washington.
There are disagreements over targets for countries negotiating the RCEP
Japan and other remaining members of the Trans Pacific Partnership will decide at the APEC meeting in Vietnam how to revive the trade agreement ditched by U.S. President Donald Trump.
In its September 20, 2016 Ruling, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court refused to set aside an Award in a UNCITRAL investment arbitration between Recofi SA, a French company, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, dismissing the case for lack of jurisdiction.
Vietnam will work with the member states of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement to reach a consensus on future orientations for the deal.
The US and Vietnam met under their Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) to discuss deepening trade ties between the two nations as well as address outstanding bilateral trade issues.
Prospects are bright for Vietnam’s footwear exports after the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement comes into force in 2018.
Việt Nam is ready to work with the Republic of Korea (RoK) to effectively implement the bilateral free trade agreement.
Vietnam will test U.S. President Donald Trump’s openness to one-on-one trade deals as it starts nudging Washington for an eventual agreement to replace its role in the defunct Trans Pacific Partnership.
Vietnam is coming under pressure from lawmakers in Europe to improve its human rights record before ratification of an EU free trade deal.
The RCEP will have the effect of locking in Vietnam - and all the other signatories - and prevent them from modifying or withdrawing investors’ rights they have granted, even if some years later they decide that granting those rights did not contribute to development in the country.
The farm products comprise crops and livestock as well as home-grown products.