Nikkei Asian Review – Why Vietnam is all in for TPP11

PCV notes that, regardless of its ultimate passage, Vietnam is already forging ahead on many of the economic reforms that are outlined in the TPP. Publicly praising the deal is seen as part of a negotiating tactic to extract a better deal from the U.S. in any bilateral talks.

May 24, 2017

‘Trade ministers from the 11 remaining countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, after the U.S. withdrew, agreed in Hanoi on Sunday to promote the so-called TPP 11 trade liberalization deal.

Vietnamese Trade and Industry Minister Tran Tuan Anh, who chaired the meeting, declared that the 11 countries will continue their efforts in the lead up to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum which convenes in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang in November.’

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