Following the hashtag #NOCPTPP trending due to resistance directed at Thailand’s participation in the CPTPP, it has been explained that the Cabinet has only agreed to grant the Prime Minister another 50 days to consider the issue to ensure thoroughness.
If all the seemingly insurmountable barriers are overcome and the US decides to reactivate the original Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, would there be another groundswell of opposition? You betcha.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the Joint Economic Cooperation (JEC) between the Philippines and Chile will commence this year to strengthen trade and investment ties between the two nations.
The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) targets to receive the mandate from the Cabinet to determine the direction of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in October this year.
Australian Trade minister has departed Britain promising an in-principle trade deal with the United Kingdom by June.
The removal of investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS) from the renegotiated NAFTA was a critical victory but Canada, the US and Mexico continue to be enmeshed in an extensive web of bilateral and regional accords containing ISDS.
The Finance Ministry is speeding up its study on the pros and cons of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), as well as working on protective measures to cushion against the impact of the pact if Thailand decides to join.
But UK farm leaders have warned that existing group members do not have the same high rules on standards and welfare as those in force in the UK.
US Trade Representative has raised digital trade as an area of potential future cooperation in her coversations thus far with Asian partners.
The Philippines has formally expressed interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, with the goal of building new relationships with countries outside its existing bilateral free trade agreements.
The Philippines is starting informal talks with members of a transpacific trade deal as part of the process of indicating interest to join the agreement.
There are several sticking points for new entrants into the CPTPP, especially China.
The Philippines, wants to be part of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), an FTA signed by 11 Asia-Pacific countries.
Critics warn of imperial fantasy but the economic and political forces pulling the UK back to the region are real.
China has sent fresh signals it is seriously considering the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), as part of the Asian giant’s new drive to boost further trade integration.
China stands ready to work with other countries to achieve mutual benefits on the basis of greater mutual opening,” Premier Li Keqiang said.
Behind the rhetoric of ‘liberalisation’, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is nothing more than vehicle for exploitation and global inequality.
The US was critical in convincing Japan to join the trade pact. Now Tokyo wants to bring Washington back into the fold.
As London eyes entry into Quad, Beijing looks to New Zealand for opening.
Australia’s efforts to end a diplomatic deep freeze with China may not be getting anywhere fast on the surface, but there are nonetheless some signs of a potential thaw.