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Trade numbers show promising start to CPTPP
Data indicate a boost to New Zealand beef and dairy exports.
Saving Japan’s seed heritage from “free trade”
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 to apply to join trans-Pacific FTA this month: official
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.
Lessons from Aotearoa: The indigenous “exception” clause in free trade agreements
Exception clauses amount to little more than tokenism, and short-change our full rights to determine trade relationships on our land and oceanic territories.
How the CPTPP could widen inequality
The ways that the CPTPP could harm developing countries and widen inequality
Somkid presses Commerce Ministry on CPTPP
Thai Deputy Prime ordered the Commerce Ministry to submit a request to become a CPTPP member while the government remains in power.
New Zealand signs post-Brexit recognition agreement with UK
New Zealand has joined Australia in signing up to a deal with Britain aimed at softening the impact of Brexit on trade.
TPP-11 opens doors to new members
Japan eager to expand trade pact even though not all signatories have ratified.
Malaysia won’t be pressured into CPTPP: trade minister Darell Leiking
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 reopens door to TPP participation, Asia reset
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.
A no-go for the US: What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership and why did it fail?
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 Rim trade deal enters into force with steep tariff cuts for six nations including Singapore, Australia, Japan
Pacific trade pact takes off with tariff cut in six nations that ratified the pact
Progressive alternatives needed as failed TPPA model enters
Professor Kelsey notes the earlier criticisms of the TPPA are as valid now as they always were.
Summary report of the public seminar "Supermarkets: today’s food source - Trends and impact"
The vast expansion of the supermarket sector has been supported by free trade agreements that have promoted the industrial system of food production and processing, regional and international “supply chains”.
Japan to extend copyright period on works including novels and paintings to 70 years on Dec. 30
The copyright period on works such as novels and paintings in Japan is set to be extended to 70 years after the authors’ deaths, from the current 50 years, as part of legislation to approve the TPP.
US meat body outlines Japanese trade priorities
The North American Meat Institute called for US beef and pork exports to receive the same tariff benefits that have been granted to competitors under the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
TPP-11 chief negotiators to meet in Tokyo next week, Japanese minister says
Chief negotiators will discuss how to operate the pact and the basic policy on accepting future members after it enters into force.
Vietnam ratifies Pacific rim trade pact abandoned by Trump
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership or CPTPP will take effect at the end of 2018 after Australia became the sixth nation to ratify it.
Taiwan envoy to ask Japan to back island’s bid for TPP membership
Taiwan plans to officially ask Japan to endorse its membership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Malaysia still studying CPTPP, says Tun M
Malaysia is still studying the implications and potential impacts of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) before deciding to ratify the free trade agreement, said the Prime Minister