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Beef industry wants trade agreements like TPP, not tariffs, as meat sits in storage
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association would much prefer the use of trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and benefit from having rules-based, science-based trade from those free trade agreements.
Japan asks Colombia to join TPP
Japan’s foreign minister has met his new Colombian counterpart and asked the South American country to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement.
Losing the Pacific: The futility of re-joining TPP
Amid rising tensions in the US-China bilateral relationship and increasing fears of a now-realized trade war, President Donald Trump announced that he would consider rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Japan and Peru agree to seek early implementation of TPP
Japan has already completed its domestic procedures to ratify the pact and Peru is in the midst of its own ratification process.
Select committee urged to stop the spread of ISDS under CPTPP
A range of labour, health and environmental organisations are calling for a clause to be inserted into the CPTPP Amendment Bill that would prevent future governments from extending investor-state dispute settlement to countries seeking to join the agreement.
Japan, US to meet again on trade in September: Japan economy minister
Motegi and Lighthizer exchanged views on individual trade areas but nothing has been decided.
Malaysia urged to withdraw gracefully from bad trade deal
With negligible real trade gains from the original TPP, the US withdrawal has made benefits from the regional agreement even more trivial.
Japan sticks to TPP, US seeks bilateral deal in 1st trade talks
Motegi told Lighthizer that Japan believes the TPP — an 11-member regional trade pact from which the United States withdrew last year — is the best trade deal for the two countries.
No easy answers as Japan, US head for new round of trade talks
Japan will try to avert steep tariffs on its car exports and fend off US demands for a bilateral free trade agreement at talks in Washington, but a quick fix for the trade imbalance between the two countries appears elusive.
Trade for All is a lie
New Zealand Labour-led government’s ‘Trade for All agenda’ is somehow meant to re-engender confidence without addressing any issues.
Trade negotiations: Geo-economics and geopolitics
Trade negotiations have been increasingly used as a political tool.
Mexico’s historic election: A labor perspective
The recent election in Mexico is a referendum on the global reaction to the neoliberal assaults accompanying trade deals like NAFTA and TPP. Listen to this webinar with Manuel Perez-Rocha and Héctor de la Cueva
Trade agreement with Japan is crucial for US beef industry
Research from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture indicates that a trade agreement with Japan is crucial for the US beef industry
Community groups say no to the TPP-11 at Senate inquiry
“AFTINET will present evidence today to a Senate inquiry that the TPP-11 increases corporate rights at the expense of people’s rights and the environment and should not be implemented,” AFTINET Convener Dr Patricia Ranald said today.
Public hearings on CPTPP to run nationwide from August
Public hearings will be held in all regions throughout Thailand to gather feedback from all stakeholders on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Top Japanese official has no interest in trade deal with just the US
Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga says US should return to TPP.
Singapore ratifies new trans-pacific trade deal
Singapore ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), becoming the third nation to do so after Mexico and Japan
UK set to start domestic consultation on first free-trade deals, including with NZ
The British Government has authorised preparations to begin for free-trade negotiations with New Zealand, Australia and the United States and to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership
TPP countries to start accession talks for new members in 2019
Thailand, Indonesia, Columbia, South Korea and Taiwan are seen as willing to join the revised TPP. Britain has also shown interest.
TPP chief negotiators to meet in Japan
Chief negotiators from the 11 countries that signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement will hold talks in Japan