TPP-11 gets new name, renewed growth focus

vietnamnews Update: November, 11/2017 – 19:15

Việt Nam’s Industry and Trade Minister Trần Tuấn Anh (left) and Japanese economic revitalisation minister Toshimitsu Motegi, co-chair Saturday’s press conference. — VNA/VNS Photo

ĐÀ NẴNG – Ministers of the 11 original signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have agreed on “core elements” of a new trade pact to be implemented without the United States.The agreement will now be called the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), says a statement released today. Continue reading “TPP-11 gets new name, renewed growth focus”

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Trade ministers agree Asia-Pacific trade pact without US

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After days of talks on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Danang, the so-called TPP-11 nations made a breakthrough early Saturday, a day after Donald Trump's ladled out more 'America First' rhetoric in an address to world leaders
After days of talks on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Danang, the so-called TPP-11 nations made a breakthrough early Saturday, a day after Donald Trump’s ladled out more ‘America First’ rhetoric in an address to world leaders (AFP Photo/JORGE SILVA)

Danang (Vietnam) (AFP) – Trade ministers from 11 Asia-Pacific countries agreed Saturday to press ahead with a major trade deal without the United States, as the world’s largest economy seeks to go it alone under President Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ policy.

Trump pulled his country from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) at the start of the year, dismaying allies and casting into doubt an agreement heralded for tying lower tariffs to strong environmental and labour protections.

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TPP trade deal talks reach critical point at Asia-Pacific summit

Thu Nov 9, 2017 / 4:37 PM IST
Mai Nguyen

(Reuters) – Talks on pushing ahead the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal without the United States reached a critical point on Thursday as ministers from the 11 countries discussed a proposed agreement in principle. Continue reading “TPP trade deal talks reach critical point at Asia-Pacific summit”

Canada says won’t be rushed on TPP trade deal at Asia-Pacific meeting

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By Matthew Tostevin and Mai Nguyen
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Ministers gather for a group photo after the APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM) ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit leaders meetings in Danang
Ministers gather for a group photo after the APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM) ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit leaders meetings in Danang, Vietnam, November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Made Nagi/Pool

By Matthew Tostevin and Mai Nguyen

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) – Canada said on Wednesday it would not be rushed into a revived Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal as the 11 remaining members met in Vietnam to discuss the pact ditched by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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TPP11 – quality pact remains significant, vital

Update: November, 05/2017 – 09:00 vietnamnews

While the US’s withdrawal is a big blow to the TPP, the agreement forged after five years of negotiations still has a lot to offer. Võ Trí Thành explains.

In February 2016, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), one of the world’s biggest and most-awaited multinational trade deals was signed by 12 member economies in New Zealand. The deal was the fruit of negotiations that had lasted five years.

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TPP negotiators to meet in Japan next week

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Update: October, 25/2017 – 15:18

The TPP covered around 40 per cent of the global economy before Washington’s withdrawal earlier this year. — Photo tapchitaichinh.vn
Viet Nam News TOKYO  — Negotiators from the 11 remaining signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact will hold a three-day meeting near Tokyo next week in pursuit of an agreement by November, the Japanese government said on Tuesday.

Japan’s Kyodo news agency quoted Toshimitsu Motegi, Japanese economic revitalisation minister who is in charge of the TPP trade negotiations for Japan, as saying that the meeting will take place from October 30 in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo. Continue reading “TPP negotiators to meet in Japan next week”

Cơ chế giải quyết tranh chấp giữa nhà đầu tư nước ngoài và nhà nước tiếp nhận đầu tư (ISDS): Vì sao bỡ ngỡ?

Võ Trí Hảo (*)Thứ Tư,  27/9/2017, 09:41 (GMT+7)
Ảnh minh họa: internet

(TBKTSG) – Để giảm rủi ro cho các nhà đầu tư nước ngoài mang tiền bạc đến “phương trời xa lạ” đầu tư, các quốc gia tiếp nhận đầu tư đã chủ động tuyên bố từ bỏ quyền “miễn trừ tư pháp” trong từng dự án đầu tư cụ thể (ad-hoc) hoặc trong các hiệp định thương mại song phương, đa phương. Mặt khác, quốc gia của nhà đầu tư phải có trách nhiệm bảo hộ công dân, pháp nhân của họ trong quá trình kinh doanh tại nước ngoài. Vì vậy, các tranh chấp giữa nhà đầu tư nước ngoài và nhà nước tiếp nhận đầu tư có thể diễn biến thành căng thẳng ngoại giao, đẩy xung đột leo thang thành xung đột hai quốc gia.

Continue reading “Cơ chế giải quyết tranh chấp giữa nhà đầu tư nước ngoài và nhà nước tiếp nhận đầu tư (ISDS): Vì sao bỡ ngỡ?”

Hy vọng TPP sẽ hồi sinh

Thái Bình – Thứ Bảy,  22/7/2017, 08:49 (GMT+7)

Thủ tướng Nhật và Tổng thống Mỹ hội đàm ở Hamburg bên lề hội nghị thượng đỉnh G-20, nơi Nhật và Mỹ đại diện cho hai xu thế thương mại trái ngược nhau. Ảnh: NYT

(TBKTSG) – Khi Donald Trump tuyên bố, trong sắc lệnh đầu tiên của ông với tư cách tổng thống Mỹ, rằng Mỹ không còn tham gia vào Hiệp định Đối tác xuyên Thái Bình Dương (Trans Pacific Partnership – TPP), nhiều người đã cho rằng, thỏa thuận thương mại tự do thế hệ mới này đã chết. Nhưng hãy còn quá sớm để đọc lời ai điếu cho TPP.

Mặc dù không mong đợi ông Trump sẽ đổi ý nhưng 11 thành viên còn lại của TPP không cam tâm để cho công sức đàm phán gay go suốt năm năm trời bị đổ sông đổ biển chỉ vì quyết định của một tổng thống Mỹ – người mà theo nhận xét của nhà báo Thomas Friedman, dường như chưa đọc và chưa hiểu gì về TPP.

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TPP members aim to revive deal after US pullout: Source

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“TPP has not only economic benefits but also strategic significance. We will firmly seek its realisation,” Japan’s minister in charge of TPP, Nobuteru Ishihara, seen in 2012, told reporters Friday, according to state media. (Photo: AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

HANOI: Asia-Pacific nations will try to rescue a massive trade deal scuppered by the pullout of the United States, a source involved in discussions told AFP on Friday (May 19), as delegates meet in Hanoi for key talks this weekend.

US President Donald Trump abandoned the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in January calling it a “job killer” and throwing the pact’s future into doubt.

The deal covered 40 per cent of the world economy before the US withdrawal, and with its notable exclusion of China was intended to counter Beijing’s economic prowess in the region.

Several remaining members have championed its revival, namely New Zealand and Japan, the only two countries that have formally ratified the deal.

Trade ministers from the 11 remaining TPP countries will meet on Sunday, where they are expected to agree to keep the deal alive.

“The big announcement if it all holds together will be that there will be agreement to move forward as TPP 11,” the source said.

The door would “absolutely” remain open for the United States to return to the agreement in the future, the source added.

TPP members are expected to make an announcement Sunday on the sidelines of a meeting of trade ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) bloc, which will also be attended by newly appointed US trade chief Robert Lighthizer.

Japan has also lobbied for the so-called TPP 11, and the minister in charge of the deal said Friday Tokyo was seeking its implementation.

“TPP has not only economic benefits but also strategic significance. We will firmly seek its realisation,” Japan’s minister in charge of TPP, Nobuteru Ishihara, told reporters Friday, according to state media.

Under the original terms of the TPP the deal could not come into effect unless ratified by six countries accounting for 85 percent of the group’s combined GDP. Without the US, the deal cannot be ratified.

To move ahead without the US, members will have to agree to amend the ratification clause, but reopening talks could risk unearthing what were years of gruelling negotiations.

“The challenge will be if you start adjusting the balance within the agreement others will also need to take things out and then at what point does the agreement lose its relevance for the 11?” the source said.

The aim is to come to a final agreement by November when APEC leaders meet in Hanoi for a summit, which Trump is scheduled to attend.

The Republican leader has vowed to focus on bilateral deals and push for “free and fair” trade with its partners, a message Lighthizer is expected to carry with him at the two-day APEC meeting that kicks off in Hanoi Saturday.

Source: AFP/ec

Trump Revamps U.S. Trade Focus by Pulling Out of Pacific Deal

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January 23, 2017, 8:38 AM EST January 23, 2017, 1:44 PM EST
  • Trade-focused presidential order fulfills campaign pledge
  • Action is part of an expected flurry from White House

With the stroke of a pen, President Donald Trump abruptly ended the decades-old U.S. tilt toward free trade by signing an executive order to withdraw from an Asia-Pacific accord that had been promoted by companies including Nike Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as well as family farmers and ranchers. Continue reading “Trump Revamps U.S. Trade Focus by Pulling Out of Pacific Deal”

U.S. Ambassadors in Asia Make Final Plea for Dead Trans-Pacific Trade Pact

Customers lining up outside an Apple store in Tokyo. The Trans-Pacific Partnership would have set new terms and standards for trade for the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations, including Japan. Credit Kazuhiro Nogi/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

When hope of enacting the ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact ended in November, Max Baucus, the United States ambassador to China, was among the officials who had to grapple with disappointment.

The partnership, called the TPP, was a hallmark of the Obama administration. It would have been one of the largest trade agreements in history, covering about 40 percent of the world’s economy and setting new terms and standards for trade for the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations. China was not included but would have been able to join.

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Logistics Việt Nam cần trên 18 ngàn lao động

Cập nhật: 03/05/2016 08:04

(TT) – Đây là con số được Viện Nghiên cứu và Phát triển logistics dự báo nguồn nhân lực đến năm 2019. Hiện có đến 53,5% doanh nghiệp (DN) logistics thiếu nguồn nhân lực.

Logistics Việt Nam cần trên 18 ngàn lao động
Nguồn nhân lực cho DN logistics vừa thiếu, vừa yếu. Ảnh: QA

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Trung Quốc “nhấn ga” FTAAP

BQT – 16:55 | 25/11/2016

Chưa lúc nào tiến trình hình thành Khu vực thương mại tự do ở châu Á – Thái Bình Dương (FTAAP) lại rõ ràng hơn lúc này, trong bối cảnh TPP đang cho thấy khả năng dễ “chết yểu”.

trung quoc nhan ga ftaap
Mục tiêu hiện thực hóa FTAAP giữa 21 nền kinh tế thành viên được “hâm nóng” tại APEC Peru 2016. (Nguồn: Bjreview)

FTAAP – Hình mẫu về thương mại

Tại Hội nghị cấp cao Diễn đàn Hợp tác kinh tế châu Á – Thái Bình Dương (APEC) (17-20/11) ở thủ đô Lima (Peru), mục tiêu hiện thực hóa Khu vực thương mại tự do giữa 21 nền kinh tế thành viên lại được “hâm nóng”. Chủ tịch Trung Quốc Tập Cận Bình lưu ý việc xây dựng FTAAP là lựa chọn chiến lược, liên quan đến sự thịnh vượng trong dài hạn của khu vực. Continue reading “Trung Quốc “nhấn ga” FTAAP”

Indonesia proposes ‘ASEAN-Pacific axis’ alternative to TPP and Chinese initiative

One of the many rallies in the United States against TPP. Image: Occupy

By Haeril Halim

Indonesia has proposed the setting up of a new trade bloc that could counterbalance the dominance of the United States and China.

The US dominated the APEC forum in Lima, Peru, last week with its lucrative Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), championed by outgoing US President Barack Obama, which comprises 12 of the 21 APEC members, including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. Continue reading “Indonesia proposes ‘ASEAN-Pacific axis’ alternative to TPP and Chinese initiative”

Nếu TPP chết, châu Á-Thái Bình Dương đi về đâu?

Thái Bình Thứ Năm,  24/11/2016, 07:26 (GMT+7)

Tổng thống đắc cử Donald Trump cam kết rút Mỹ khỏi TPP ngay ngày đầu tiên nhậm chức – một động thái được coi là nhường đường cho Trung Quốc. Ảnh: breakingnewslive.net

(TBKTSG) – Tổng thống đắc cử của Mỹ Donald Trump tuyên bố dứt khoát sẽ rút Mỹ ra khỏi Hiệp định Đối tác xuyên Thái Bình Dương (TPP) ngay trong ngày đầu tiên nhậm chức, 20-1 năm tới. Quyết định “rút lui” của Mỹ sẽ tác động như thế nào đến tương lai của khu vực, đến các nước nhỏ hơn trong cuộc chơi quyền lực của các cường quốc?

Continue reading “Nếu TPP chết, châu Á-Thái Bình Dương đi về đâu?”