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The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and its Impact on the Automotive Sector in Malaysia and Vietnam

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and its Impact on the Automotive Sector in Malaysia and Vietnam

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a strategic platform aimed at fostering the trade relationship between emerging markets and developed economies. It has 12 members including Asia-Pacific countries such as Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, and Malaysia. This study examines the likely impact of the implementation of the TPP agreement on the automotive sector in Malaysia and Vietnam. The study provides a TPP overview, assesses the TPP in Malaysia and Vietnam, and includes key conclusions and a future outlook on the market.


  • Executive Summary
  • TPP Overview
    • TPP-Strategic Imperatives and Triggers
    • TPP-Timeline
    • TPP-Mega Multilateral Trade Agreement
    • TPPA-Economic Indicators
      • Table Selected Economic Indicators, TPP Participating Countries, 2015
  • Malaysia
    • Economics Indicators
    • Automotive Industry Overview
    • Current FTA Scenario
    • Advantages of TPP in Malaysian Automotive Industry
    • Key Participants and Stakeholders
    • Provision for Automotive Industry
      • Table TPP: Automotive Tariff Elimination Staging, Malaysia, 2016
    • Negotiation Process, Legality, and Validation
    • TPP Validation Process
    • Impact of TPPA on Automotive Industry
    • Strategic Imperatives and Triggers
  • Vietnam
    • Economics Indicators
    • Automotive Industry Overview
    • Current FTA Scenario
    • TPP Scenario
    • Key Participants and Stakeholders
    • Provision for Automotive Industry
      • Table TPP: Automotive Tariff Elimination Staging, Vietnam, 2016
    • Negotiation Process, Legality and Validation
    • Impact
    • Strategic Imperatives and Triggers
  • Key Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • Appendix
    • Table of Acronyms

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