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Negotiator says EU would remove auto tariffs if Japan opens farm market
The European Union will abolish its tariffs on automobiles only if Japan liberalizes its agricultural sector under a free trade agreement currently being negotiated, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom
U.S. auto safeguard in TPP identical to KORUS, but different in practice
The special motor vehicle safeguard that the United States has secured in its bilateral auto deal with Japan under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is identical to the one included in the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement, but will have a different lifespan
The Volkswagen scandal and TTIP
The Volkswagen scandal has, above all, shown to the general public what had long been clear to people in Europe who are campaigning for better air quality: the car industry has too much influence on politics in Europe.
TPP rule of origin is 45% for vehicles, with caveats; 35-45% for auto parts
The final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) contains rules of origin for the automotive sector that require 45 percent regional value content for finished vehicles under a complicated accounting method, along with a regional value content threshold between 35 and 45 percent for auto parts.
Some highlights of the new 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal
Some highlights of the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement as described by the Canadian government Monday as it shared details of a deal to create the largest-ever regional trading bloc.
TPP trade talks extended as negotiators struggle for a deal
The talks remained bogged down after two days of negotiations between ministers from the United States, Japan, Australia and nine other countries over a handful of sticky issues.
Nouvelle tentative pour conclure l’accord commercial trans-pacifique (TPP)
Les représentants de 12 pays riverains du Pacifique se réunissent à Atlanta pour tenter de parvenir à une entente sur un vaste accord commercial, connu sous son acronyme TPP.
Auto, dairy, drug issues arrest TPP talks
Major challenges in three areas remain in concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to officials involved in the discussions.
The VW scandal and what does it mean for TTIP?
The VW cheating scandal highlights how far we are from any mutual recognition of standards, and how fundamental differences are between the rule of law in the US and in the EU.
Car industry ’buried report revealing US car safety flaws over fears for TTIP deal’
The motor industry has been accused of withholding a report that reveals US cars are substantially less safe than European vehicles - for fear that the findings would hamper the drive to harmonise safety standards as part of the controversial TTIP deal.
TPP could have ’catastrophic effects’ on Canada’s economy: Unifor president
The president of Canada’s largest private sector union says the Trans-Pacific Partnership could have "catastrophic effects" on the nation’s economy.
TPP could have ’catastrophic effects’ on Canada’s economy: Unifor president
The president of Canada’s largest private sector union says the Trans-Pacific Partnership could have "catastrophic effects" on the nation’s economy.
Trans-Pacific Partnership: Harper says auto industry won’t like it all
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper warned the Canadian auto industry it may not be happy with elements of a proposed Pacific trade pact during Thursday’s Globe and Mail leaders’ debate.
Auto parts differences between Japan, U.S. and others seen clouding prospects for next TPP ministerial talks
The 12 countries taking part in Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations are likely to face difficulties in arranging a ministerial meeting as Japan, the United States and others were unable to narrow the gap over the automotive sector in recent working-level talks.
AFL-CIO blasts U.S. on auto trade talks
The president of the AFL-CIO blasted the Obama administration for not pushing hard enough to protect U.S. auto jobs
Disastrous TPP being pushed to wrap up by mid September
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is not dead. Even though talks failed last month in Hawaii and the 12 countries couldn’t come to an agreement, the last few legislative days left are being used up wisely.
Mexico car makers seek 50% regional content in TPP trade deal
A 12-nation Pacific trading bloc must guarantee that half the content of cars is locally made within the group, and be close to that for auto parts, according to top Mexican auto industry officials, as negotiators seek to bring the talks to a close.
Tariff cuts, exemptions for Vietnam-EU FTA clarified
The European Union (EU) will remove 85.6% of tariff lines for Vietnam’s goods exports immediately after a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) between the two sides comes into force.
TPP in trouble: why we can win this fight!
Time is running out for a congressional vote on a completed TPP deal during President Obama’s term of office.
US excludes Canada, Mexico from TPP auto negotiations
Canada and Mexico are joining forces to try and break a major logjam over Japanese autos at the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks while the United States had already cut a deal with Japan