There are other governments, international institutions, and influencers who are genuinely rethinking the current rule-book and resisting moves to make it even worse.
Economists had warned that the preferential tariff treatment the bloc enjoyed would threaten the market share of American producers
Latest trade figures show that the trade imbalance persists, #US had a $6.67 billion goods trade deficit with Japan. So the tariff reductions under a bilateral trade pact will be kept to levels set by the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Chile is currently experiencing convulsed political days given the heated debate over the parliamentary ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, known as TPP11.
Malaysia needs more time to decide whether it will ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
hailand will delay its application to join a trans-Pacific free trade agreement until after election
Japanese imports of beef are nearing the point of triggering an automatic tariff increase, which would affect only the US, a nonmember of the TPP-11.
U.S. Trade Representative will prioritize the agriculture sector once the two countries start negotiations.
Data indicate a boost to New Zealand beef and dairy exports.
Former Japanese minister Yamada joined forces with 150 lawyers that have challenged as unconstitutional both the TPP agreement and the government’s decision to abolish the seed protection law.
Thailand will apply this month to join a trans-Pacific free trade agreement, aiming to ensure it is not left behind by its competitors in the vibrant region.
Exception clauses amount to little more than tokenism, and short-change our full rights to determine trade relationships on our land and oceanic territories.
The ways that the CPTPP could harm developing countries and widen inequality
Thai Deputy Prime ordered the Commerce Ministry to submit a request to become a CPTPP member while the government remains in power.
New Zealand has joined Australia in signing up to a deal with Britain aimed at softening the impact of Brexit on trade.
Japan eager to expand trade pact even though not all signatories have ratified.
Malaysia will not be pressured into ratifying a 11-nation Asia-Pacific trade deal, as trade minister raised the prospect of holding out for bilateral tariff pacts instead.
Donald Trump signed the so-called Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) includes a call for the US to return to multilateral trade deals, countering the President’s own tendency to pursue agreements with individual countries such as Mexico, Canada and Japan.
With the US as the centerpiece, the TPP would have given the country a more significant stake in Asia and the Pacific in much the same way as NAFTA did in America.
Pacific trade pact takes off with tariff cut in six nations that ratified the pact