Vietnam and other countries have released the text of TPP. (Photo: Internet)
Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade late on Thursday released the text of the mammoth trade accord on its website to meet demand of businesses and peoples for information.
This is not the final version that TPP
countries will use to sign the deal as the text will continue to undergo legal review and will be translated into French and Spanish language versions prior to signature. The final version, however, will undergo minor technical modifications only.
The timeline for the signing of the agreement has not been fixed, but it is slated for the first quarter of next year at the latest. Each country will ratify the U.S.-brokered accord as per its legislation after the final version is launched for public comment.
The ministry said it will finish the translation of the TPP deal and will publish it soon.
TPP negotiations were finalized in Atlanta on October 5 by 12 countries namely Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam.
Here is the full text of the TPP agreement released by the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade: http://tpp.moit.gov.vn/