Monthly Archives: April 2014

Is the TPP talk between the U.S. and Japan facing a dead end?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (“TPP”) is a free trade agreement currently being negotiated by twelve countries: The United States, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, etc.   During Barack Obama’s recent Asian trip, the President tried to … Continue reading

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Whether Professor Peter Petri overestimated the benefits that Vietnam can obtain from TPP negotiation. The case study of Vietnam’s Textile and Apparel industry

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Together with other 11 Pacific Ocean countries, Vietnam is negotiating the Trans-pacific Partnership (TPP). There is an intense debate over whether Vietnam can really utilize TPP tariff reduction and which economic entity would be the largest…

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U.S lowers Tra fish anti-dumping duties for Vietnam: Is it enough?

On March 31, 2014, The U.S. Department of Commerce announced its decision to lower anti-dumping duties on Tra fish from Vietnam. This is the ninth time that the DOC adjusts the rate of anti-dumping duties on Tra fish. The overall … Continue reading

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Evergreen Copyright, is it possible?

On November 13th, 2013, Wikileaks revealed one of the TPP’s chapters that deal with intellectual property named the Advanced Intellectual Property Chapter. The provision which covers patent, trademark, copyright… created a huge buzz because of their potential impact on various … Continue reading

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Imposing Anti-Dumping Duties – Is this a new Trade War (Cold War)?

Imposing Anti-Dumping Duties – Is this a new Trade War (Cold War)? Last year, The European Commission announced the imposition of anti-dumping tariff varying between 17 to 42 percent on imports of Solar Panels from China. The obligation of provisional … Continue reading

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Trade War In Vital Sector Leads To…

“Never cast dirt into that fountain of which you have sometime drunk” The master plan of initial idea of trading solar panels between China and U.S., EU looked perspective, lucrative and environmentally friendly.  However, the problem which led to all … Continue reading

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Japan and South Korea Blocked Up “Upgraded” US Wheat

“One drop of poison infects the whole tun of wine”- English proverb In the summer of 2013 South Korea and Japan suspended the import from U.S. trading partners because the fact of presence of GMO products in wheat was revealed. … Continue reading

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