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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.
Trumping the US; China could join the CPTPP
As political and trade tensions with the United States rise, and its image as a global leader is tarnished by riots, China has indicated it could join the CPTPP which New Zealand belongs to.
Thailand to consider membership in Asia-Pacific trade pact in a month
Thailand’s cabinet has agreed to set up a committee to consider whether Thailand should seek membership in an Asia-Pacific trade agreement after widespread opposition last month amid concerns joining the pact may harm the agriculture industry.
UK to start trade talks with Japan, with US and EU talks ongoing
Securing multiple trade deals simultaneously is not impossible, say experts, but the UK will have to make concessions.
Union calls for equal recognition for healthcare workers
The union and its allies also asked the government not to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, as they view that the restriction of rights to access medicine under the deal would put the country’s public health system in danger.