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Sunday, April 5, 2020
Tags: Investor-state dispute settlement
VN laws need fine tuning for TPP: report VN laws need fine tuning for TPP: report
Vietnam’s legal framework is compatible with most of the commitments on investment it has undertaken under the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement but not compatible with commitments on transfer and investor-state dispute resettlement, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced yesterday.
Finance sector gets ready for international economic integration Finance sector gets ready for international economic integration
International economic integration plays a crucial role in accelerating economic development and enhancing the political position of Vietnam in the world. The finance sector’s integration and cooperation activities have actively contributed to promoting international economic integration and national economic reform through boosting international trade as well as regional and sectoral restructuring. In 2015, along with further scrutinizing, revising and issuing tariffs for implementing the free trade agreements (FTAs) currently in force, the finance sector took the initiative in devising plans for negotiation and conclusion of several FTAs, including the TPP agreement, the EU-Vietnam bilateral FTA, the Vietnam-RoK FTA and the Vietnam-Eurasian Economic Union FTA.
National investment regulations under review to meet EVFTA commitments National investment regulations under review to meet EVFTA commitments
VCCI experts recommend formulating a specific law on implementation of EVFTA commitments on investment to ensure compatibility and transparency of Vietnam laws and facilitate their enforcement.
Trade Union pluralism through free trade? Trade Union pluralism through free trade?
The United States and the European Union hold the view that the Vietnam-EU and TPP agreements not only concern dismantling tariffs and investment disincentives, but also guaranteeing social and ecological standards.
Investor-state dispute settlement under TPP agreement: new rules of the game Investor-state dispute settlement under TPP agreement: new rules of the game
A central concern for most TPP members is the establishment of the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism consisting of an independent panel of three judges, who would have the authority to rule on disputes in accordance with the TPP agreeemt without being subject to any appeal within a member country’s judicial process.
An overview of the TPP agreement An overview of the TPP agreement
After five years of negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement was finally signed in Atlanta, USA, on October 5 by 12 participating Pacific Rim nations, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. This article presents an overview of the TPP’s contents, its benefits for Vietnam and the process of implementation.

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