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US imposes sanctions on Thai aviation company

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US imposes sanctions on Thai aviation company

The US on September 14 imposed sanctions upon a Thai aviation firm accused of operating on behalf of Iran’s Mahan Air, which is currently punished for allegedly ferrying weapons and warriors into Syria.

Foreign media: Vietnam, Japan call on US to rejoin CPTPP

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Foreign media: Vietnam, Japan call on US to rejoin CPTPP

Vietnam and Japan on September 13 urged the US to rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, now renamed Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), almost two years after US President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal, according to the AFP news agency.

ASEAN, EU seek closer cooperation amidst possible global trade war

ASEAN

ASEAN, EU seek closer cooperation amidst possible global trade war

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU) have highlighted the significance of fighting protectionism and a possible global trade war in the context that foreign ministers of both sides are working together on a free trade agreement between the two regions.

Vietnam works to ratify CPTPP

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Vietnam works to ratify CPTPP

The Ministry of Industry and Trade is making every endeavour to complete all required papers and to submit the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) to the National Assembly for ratification in the legislature’s session later this year.

Pacific countries seek to expand CPTPP

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Pacific countries seek to expand CPTPP

Chief negotiators of the 11 countries involved in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on July 18 met in Kanagawa prefecture of Japan to accelerate the completion of domestic procedures so that the deal will come into effect soon.

Japan backs Thailand joining CPTPP

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Japan backs Thailand joining CPTPP

Japan and Thailand agreed on June 27 to foster cooperation for the accession of Thailand to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).