Summary of the US-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA)

This Summary was developed by the international legal team now at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, formerly with Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy LLP, in cooperation with Vietnam’s Ministry of Trade, U.S. Trade Representative office (USTR) and the U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council Education Forum, with translation provided by the Ministry of Trade. Funding for this project has been provided by Atlantic Philanthropies, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Forum’s affiliate, the U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council.

The document is an unofficial summary and translation of key provisions of the BTA and does not attempt to cover all commitments in the agreement. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, please refer to the original English and Vietnamese text of the BTA for further details.

BTA Summary in English [pdf]
BTA Summary in Vietnamese [pdf]
Summary of Key Provisions, Reuters, July 13, 2001
Information about H.J. Res 51
Summary of Senate Vote

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