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Vietnam to approve TPP-11 by November, prime minister says

Hanoi's ratification would be fourth of six needed for trade deal to take effect

The Trans-Pacific Partnership can enter effect once ratified by six members, and its 11 signatories hope to welcome new countries as soon as next year.
A port in Ho Chi Minh City. Some U.S. policy also benefits Vietnamese exports, such as a program that connects local enterprises to global companies.   © Reuters

HANOI -- Vietnam will likely ratify the 11-member Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement in a parliamentary session ending in November, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told Nikkei and other outlets Saturday, in what would be a major step toward bringing the deal into force.

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