Accession Status: U.S. - Vietnam Conclude In Principle Bilateral WTO Accession Agreement on Market Access

On May 14, 2006, the United States and Vietnam reached an agreement in principle on a bilateral market access agreement that will lower trade barriers to a wide range of U.S. industrial and agricultural products and services and help clear the way for Vietnam’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

USTR Summary of US-Vietnam Bilateral WTO Accession Agreement on Market Access:

Public Statements:

  • Press release [pdf] from US Trade Representative, May 14, 2006
  • Press release [pdf] from Senator Max Baucus, Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, May 14, 2006
  • Press release [pdf] from Senator John McCain, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services; and member and former Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affair, May 15, 2006
  • Press release [pdf] from U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Information Programs (USINFO), May 14, 2006
  • Press release [pdf] from the U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council, the US-ASEAN Business Council and the US-Vietnam WTO Coalition, May 14, 2006
  • Press release [pdf] from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, May 15, 2006
  • Press release [pdf] from the National Foreign Trade Council, May 15, 2006
  • Press release [pdf] from Business Roundtable, May 15, 2006
  • Press release [pdf] from the National Pork Producers Council, May 15, 2006
  • Press release [pdf] from the Coalition of Service Industries, May 15, 2006
  • Press release [pdf] from the National Association of Manufacturers, May 15, 2006
  • Press release [pdf] from the Emergency Committee for American Trade, May 15, 2006
  • Press release [pdf] from the National Council of Textiles Organization, May 15, 2006
  • Press release [pdf] from the United States Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel, May 15, 2006
  • Press release [pdf] from the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition, May 15, 2006
  • Press release [pdf] from the United States Council for International Business, May 15, 2006

Media Coverage:

 Vietnam, U.S. Make Trade Deal To Let Former Enemy Into WTO Washington Post, May 15
 US agrees deal for Vietnam to join WTO Reuters, May 14
 Vietnam and US reach deal on WTO BBC, May 14
 U.S. accord prepares Vietnam for WTO deal International Herald Tribune, May 14
 WTO: The US-Vietnam negotiation completed VietnamNet, May 14
 Vietnam Reaches Pact With US Paving, Wall Street Journal (subscription), May 14
 Vietnam, U.S. Have Reached Accord on WTO Accession Bloomberg, May 14
 US deal brings Vietnam closer to joining WTO ABC Asia Pacific, May 14


Background materials concerning Vietnam's Accession to WTO

Important Materials

Materials on previous PNTRs:

Materials on Vietnam:

More background on Vietnam's WTO Accession

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