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NA ratifies the UK’s CPTPP accession protocol
The National Assembly of Viet Nam ratified the UK’s protocol of accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Almaden to pursue international arbitration against Mexico; moves to drop Mexican lawsuits
Almaden Minerals Ltd. has taken the decision to submit its claims to arbitration against the United Mexican States under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
UK urges Canada to ratify its entry into Pacific trade pact
A British trade official called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to ratify the UK’s entry into a Pacific trade deal by the end of the year, despite opposition from some Canadian agriculture groups.
Indonesia to apply for CPTPP membership this year: minister
Indonesia will apply to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact "within this year".
Parliament expected to ratify document on UK’s accession to CPTPP
The Government of Vietnam proposes the NA ratify the UK’s accession protocol at the 7th session of the 15th NA so that Vietnam will be one of the first six CPTPP countries to ratify it.
Blow to China’s bid to join trade pact
The Productivity Commission has concluded that letting China into the trans-Pacific free trade pact would deliver negligible economic benefit for Australia, a finding that won’t help Beijing’s bid to join the club.
Indonesia expresses interest in joining CPTPP
Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto conveyed Indonesia’s interest in joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) during a meeting with United Kingdom (UK) Minister of State for Indo-Pacific.
China to speed up accession to CPTPP
China will use a variety of channels to engage in multilevel communication and exchanges with all relevant parties in order to speed up its accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, said the Ministry of Commerce.
New Pacific trade deal carries few benefits for the UK
Given the breadth of the policy areas that CPTPP accession will impact upon, how can UK membership have been subject to so little public debate? The answer is that the structures via which trade deals are negotiated and ratified are opaque and undemocratic.
Almaden provides corporate update
Almaden delivered to Mexico written notice of its intention to submit a claim to arbitration against Mexico under the CPTPP.
UK Lawmakers Slam ‘Lack of Clarity’ on Major Trade Deal Benefits
British lawmakers said the benefits of the UK’s accession to a major trans-Pacific trading bloc are unclear
Singapore ratifies UK’s accession to transpacific free trade pact
Singapore has formally approved the United Kingdom’s accession to the CPTPP, marking it as the second current member to endorse the UK’s membership following Japan’s approval last year.
Taiwan signs landmark bilateral investment agreement with Canada, aims to join CPTPP
Taiwan and Canada signed a bilateral investment deal, boosting the Taiwanese government’s efforts to bolster business ties with like-minded democratic partners and possibly easing the island’s entry into a major pan-Pacific trade pact.
Indonesia eyes CPTPP to enter Latin American market
Indonesia explores the CPTPP as a gateway to the Latin American market, with Chief Economic Affairs Minister Airlangga Hartarto emphasizing its potential to boost exports.
Canada pension fund Caisse, Mexico pause arbitration to seek energy resolution
Canadian pension fund Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec and the Mexican economy ministry have temporarily suspended an international arbitration procedure to try to reach an agreement.
CPTPP set to discuss Taiwan membership late next year
Taiwan is reminded membership process for UK lasted 2 years. Joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) might not be possible until after the third quarter of 2024.
Tsai seeks support for Taiwan joining TPP in talks with Japan envoy
Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen called for Japan’s support for the island to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact.
Ministry reports difficulties in next-generation FTA implementation
Foreign invested enterprises make up the majority of Vietnam’s export turnover of high-revenue products. Meanwhile, Vietnamese enterprises still mostly do outsourcing, and export raw materials or half-finished products.
Trans-Pacific trade deal members meet at APEC summit, say open to new members
Trade ministers from members of an Asian free trade pact abandoned by the United States affirmed a desire for more countries to join the bloc if they can meet its standards.
Taiwan outlines CPTPP accession plan for 2024 ’window of opportunity’
A senior Taiwanese diplomat told lawmakers that 2024 offers a "window of opportunity" for Taiwan’s potential accession to a regional trade bloc because Taiwan-friendly Canada will be the rotating chair next year.