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Azmin: Malaysia to address sensitive issues before deciding on CPTPP ratification
Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is engaging with stakeholders to get feedback on sensitive issues such as government procurement before deciding on the ratification of the CPTPP.
Between free trade and local markets: Thailand’s attempt to enter CPTPP negotiations meets opposition again
In this time of Covid-19, free trade negotiations have not subsided, and are even increasing. In Thailand the government is trying again to join the CPTPP.
UK starts talks with all TPP members to discuss joining pact
London is trying to strengthen trade ties with Asia after Brexit.
Thailand is not ready for the CPTPP
In the foreseeable future, Thailand will be shying away from the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The country lacks necessary preparedness and consensus for the high-end free-trade arrangement.
Why is Malaysia still committed to the CPTPP fraud?
It is now abundantly clear that the CPTPP has not only proved irrelevant in the face trade protectionism but would actually strengthen IPRs, raising the costs of Covid-19 tests, treatments and vaccines.
Vietnam, Chile seek to foster economic, trade cooperation
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai on August 4 held a virtual meeting with Rodrigo Yanez Benitez, Under-Secretary for International Economic Relations at the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to boost economic and trade cooperation between the two countries.
Thai House Committee on CPTPP presses clarification on Thailand official observer status in UPOV
Thai House of Representatives Committee investigating potential impacts of CPTPP heard report from its Subcommittee on Agriculture.
Interview: UK-Japan speedy trade deal not easy, says expert
Despite Japan’s efforts to seek closure in post-Brexit trade talks with Britain by the end of this month, the pathway to reaching an agreement is complicated, a trade expert has said.
Thai TPP ambition loses steam as COVID-19 stokes wrath of farmers
Thailand’s proposed participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership stands on a precipice.
Australia keen on penning RCEP trade pact this year despite disputes with China
Australia has reaffirmed its commitment to signing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement despite rising political tensions with China.
China’s interest in trans-Pacific trade deal met with scepticism by those who helped negotiate it
A series of high profile officials in Beijing have recently voiced openness about China joining a trans-Pacific trade pact abandoned by the United States in one of the first acts of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Indonesia banks on RCEP
Indonesia is eagerly anticipating the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in November, believing the China-led trade pact could pave the way for more economic activity and a stronger recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Thailand unlikely to join Asia-Pacific trade pact this year
Thailand will take until September to study whether to join a trans-Pacific free trade agreement, potentially missing a window for entry this year amid widespread concern that joining the pact may harm its farm and healthcare sectors.
Potential ISDS problems post Covid-19
The Transpacific Partnership Agreement involves investor - state dispute settlement clauses, which large companies may use ISDS to sue governments for actions they took to stop the spread of the virus.
Planting seeds of doubt
As sporadic tensions flare over US-China trade, a fierce debate also continues at home, centred on whether Thailand should join a trade pact touted as creating the third-largest free trade area in the world.
China ‘interested’ in Trans-Pacific trade deal but keen to gauge Japan’s ‘attitude’ ahead of potential talks, ex-minister says
Doubts though remain over China’s ability to meet the requirement of the Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP).
UK intends to join CPTPP, says gov’t policy paper
Britain intends to pursue accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership as a key part of its trade negotiations programme, a government policy paper said.
UK wants to join Pacific trade pact as trade deal with Canada approaches its end
The British government signalled that it intends to join another trade agreement in which Canada is already a partner: the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership.
UK seeks swift Japan trade deal and CPTPP membership
The UK wants to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership regional trade pact as soon as possible, welcoming Japan’s support for Britain’s membership.
#NoCPTPP trends on Twitter overnight
The #NoCPTPP hashtag is back on trend overnight, after the Shippers’ Council supported Thailand to participate in CPTPP negotiations to create impetus for the economy.