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TPP vs. RCEP: A new Washington-Beijing tug-of-war?

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How the Thai government navigates the contest between the United States and China in the economic sphere will be a litmus test of Thailand’s diplomatic and political skills.

Thailand has shown “interest” in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). It is also a member of the new Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

The US is the engine behind the TPP, which doesn’t include China. The RCEP has China as a major founding member, and the US isn’t part of that new regional scheme.

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Legal & VBF Liaison Committee Meeting, Dec 11, 2012

When: Tue, Dec 11th, 2012 5;00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Baker & McKenzie offices (linked by Video)
HCMC: Saigon Tower, 12F, 29 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1
Hanoi: Indochina Plaza Hotel, 10F, 241 Xuan Thuy Street, Cau Giay District

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ADB Country Partnership Strategy for Vietnam, 2012 – 2015

Much success but large challenge

According to ADB’s reports, Vietnam has met with much success over the past two decades.

From 2007 to 2011, Vietnam’s average annual GDP growth rate stood at 6.6 per cent, while per-head GDP rose to $ 1,409 in 2011 from $ 843 in 2007. However, Vietnam is now still in the list of lower middle-income nations.

In addition, Vietnam achieved many targets in regard to poverty reduction. While the poverty rate in Vietnam was 58.1 per cent in 1993, it fell to 14.5 per cent in 2008. Vietnam is also seen as a good example of exercising gender equality. The rate of females in the Vietnamese workforce is relatively high and female deputies in the National assembly make up 25.8 per cent, a high rate in the region. What is more, Vietnam has maintained socio-political stability, which has helped the nation focus its all efforts and assets on socio-economic development.

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Legal & VBF Liaison Committee Meeting, Oct 9, 2012

When: Tue, Oct 9th 2012 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Baker & McKenzie Offices (linked by video-conference)
HCMC: Saigon Tower, 12/F 29 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1
Hanoi: Vietcombank Tower

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Legal & VBF Liaison Committee Meeting, Jul 17, 2012

When: Tue, Jul 17th 2012 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

*Where: Baker & McKenzie Offices (linked by video-conference)
Saigon Tower, 12/F 29 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, HCMC
Vietcombank Tower, Hanoi

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Legal & VBF Liaison Committee Meeting (Members Only), Tu, May 8, 2012

When: Tue, May 8th 2012 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Baker & McKenzie Offices (linked by videoconference), Saigon Tower, 12/F 29 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, HCMC, Vietcombank Tower, Hanoi,

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TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Workshop • AAFA, May 18

When: Fri, May 18th 2012 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Hotel Nikko Saigon, 235 Nguyễn Văn Cừ, Ho Chi Minh City
Google Map: Hotel Nikko Saigon

Agenda

08:30-9:00Registration and Coffee
09:00-12:00Workshop

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FDI prospects in textile, dyeing industry based on TPP rules-of-origin

HCMC, Apr 19, 2012. Many groups of foreign enterprises from South Korea, Japan and Taiwan have come to Vietnam to explore investment opportunities in the textile and dyeing sector, the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) said.

Nguyen Van Tuan, deputy secretary and head of the association’s HCMC branch, told the media on the sidelines of a conference in HCMC on Wednesday that these foreign investors were hoping to capitalize on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The investment potential of such enterprises is high, and they are seeking sites to make investments, he added.

The TPP agreement is still under negotiation, and the U.S. is a large market which accounts for 43% of Vietnam’s export turnover of textile and apparel.

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Legal & VBF Liaison Committee Meeting (Members Only), Tu, Apr 17, 2012 (postponed fr 4/10)


When: Tue, Apr 17th 2012 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Baker & McKenzie Offices, Saigon Tower, 12/F 29 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, HCMC
. Vietcombank Tower, Hanoi

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We, Mar 14 International Legal Group Networking Night

The ILG Steering Committee is pleased to invite you to an exciting lnternational Lawyers Group Networking Night, kindly sponsored by Trinity Structure & Finance. Take a well-earned break, meet new friends and enjoy free flow drinks and delicious canapés at Emporio Armani Caffe & Restaurant. The event details are below.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Event Details

Topic:Networking Night
Date:Wed, March 14, 2012
Time:7:30pm to 9:30pm
Place: Emporio Armani Caffe & Restaurant
. Lobby of VINCOM Center
.70-72 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1, HCM City

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