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Vietnam keen on salvaging Pacific trade deal minus US

Raw materials imports, labor rights remain sticking points for 'TPP 11'

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, right, with Japanese TPP point man Toshimitsu Motegi in Hanoi on Tuesday.   © Kyodo

HANOI -- Vietnam seeks a preliminary deal this week on moving forward with the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact without U.S. participation, President Tran Dai Quang told Japan's TPP point man here Tuesday, even though the smaller group would not include the Southeast Asian nation's biggest export market.

Quang voiced Vietnam's commitment, reciprocated by Japan, ahead of a high-level meeting of the TPP 11 -- the remaining members after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out.

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