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Environment, labor concerns delaying China-backed free trade pact: Thai diplomat

China-backed efforts to create the world's biggest free trade area are being held up by a push to include protection for workers and the environment.

Deal on China-backed mega free trade pact likely in November: Singapore

Broad agreement on what would be the world's biggest free trade deal is expected to be reached at a leaders summit in Singapore in November.

Vietnam, Japan sign deals worth $22 billion

The deals were signed at a 'historic' business conference attended by record number of Vietnamese and Japanese businesses.
June 06, 2017 | 08:41 am GMT+7

In Vietnam, China's favored trade deal in focus at Asian meeting

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership 'is the biggest trade agreement being negotiated at the moment.'
May 22, 2017 | 12:07 pm GMT+7

Asian TPP nations seek to salvage trade accord after US exit

Remaining TPP members plan meetings in coming months.
January 24, 2017 | 03:28 pm GMT+7

Traders gonna trade: The future of Vietnam without US-led trade pact

How will the presumed death of the TPP affect the Vietnamese economy?
November 29, 2016 | 11:19 am GMT+7

Asian trade deal nations discuss ending tariffs on over 90 percent of goods

The free trade zone between the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand is working on a detailed plan to remove tariffs on 92 percent of goods traded within the economic zone, according to Thailand's daily newspaper The Nation.
June 27, 2016 | 11:15 am GMT+7

TPP poses a threat to ASEAN’s integration: former WTO chief

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal may “disintegrate” the unity of 10 countries in the Southeast Asian region, Thailand’s daily newspaper The Nation cited a former World Trade Organization senior officer as saying.
June 24, 2016 | 12:21 pm GMT+7
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