Comprehensive And Progressive Agreement For Trans-Pacific Partnership (Cptpp) Vietnam
It would therefore not be surprising if the CPTPP`s investment chapter was an inspiration to other countries wishing to modernize their investment agreements in Asia and beyond. The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), also known as TPP11 or TPP-11, is a trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. It was born out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which never came into force because of the withdrawal of the United States. At the time of its signing, the 11 economies of national economies accounted for 13.4% of the world`s Gross Domestic Product (approximately $13.5 trillion), making the CPTP the third largest free trade area after GDP after the US-Mexico agreement, the European Single Market and possibly after the Comprehensive Regional Economic Partnership signed in 2020. On October 25, 2018, New Zealand ratified the CPTPP and increased the number of countries that have officially ratified the agreement to four.  In January 2018, the UK government said it was studying membership of the CPTPP to boost exports after Brexit and held informal discussions with several members.  The country has an overseas territory, the Pitcairn Islands, in the Pacific Ocean.  In October 2018, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he wanted the UK to join the partnership after Brexit.  In a joint article with Simon Birmingham, David Parker and Chan Chun Sing, Trade Ministers of Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, UK Trade Minister Liz Truss expressed the UK`s intention to join the CPTPP.  Another limitation of the MFN clause is due to all CPTPP Member States, which appear to have expressed, in one way or another, that the MFN clause is not extended to legal protection in its existing investment contracts, but only to the protections provided by investment agreements that a Member State is expected to sign in the future.18 This provision will require CPTP Member States to apply uniform practices when The conclusion of future investment contracts19 The CPTPP Investment Chapter contains a modernized form of investment arbitrage procedure19 to address ISDS. This sets them apart from the successor to NAFTA, the USMCA, which has largely abolished ISDS, or from the investment agreements negotiated by the European Union, which aim to create a judicial investment system.