Thanh Nien News, 4 August 2015. Vietnam concludes TPP talks with 11 nations.

An edited extract of the original article appears below.

Vietnam has so far finished bilateral negotiations with all 11 participating countries for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Those countries are the US, Japan, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru.

From July 28-31, trade ministers from the 12 TPP nations met in Hawaii to seek agreement after five years of talks. On July 31, they ended their negotiations but no deal was made.

The ministers announced that they “have made significant progress and will continue work on resolving a limited number of remaining issues, paving the way for the conclusion of the TPP negotiations.”

However, the meeting turned out not to be fruitless for Vietnam, as Minister of Industry and Trade Vo Huy Hoang had bilateral talks with negotiators from the US, Japan, Malaysia and Mexico.

So far, Vietnam has finished all bilateral negotiations with other countries in the TPP, according to the ministry…

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