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Japan should think twice on RCEP
Japan may refrain from signing an India-less Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Vietnam to allow independent trade unions, delay retirement
The adoption of the law" is expected to pave the way for the ratification of several free trade agreements Vietnam has signed, including one with the European Union.
Japan economy Minister says he hopes Britain joins TPP trade pact after Brexit
Negotiations about Britain’s entry into the free trade bloc can’t really take place as long as it remains an EU member.
Trade agreements pre-empt sissent: An interview with AFTINET’s Dr Patricia Ranald
Interview with AFTINET convenor Dr Patricia Ranald about how the ISDS regime developed, the reasons why these mechanisms are so detrimental, and the impact the TPP-11 agreement could have on Australia.
Japan’s farms face up to $1bn hit from US trade deal
Japanese agricultural production will decline 60 billion to 110 billion yen ($552 million to $1.01 billion) under the bilateral trade deal with the US, the government said.
Where the US-Japan trade deal falls short of Trans-Pacific pact abandoned by Trump
The deal offers worse access to Japan for some US agricultural goods than the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
US-Japan trade deal robs NZ exporters of CPTPP advantage
New Zealand beef and cheese exporters to Japan will be robbed of the recently acquired advantage over US producers, who will gain access to the high-value market on the same terms as CPTPP signatories.
Taiwan steps up lobbying to join trans-Pacific free trade deal
12 amendments to harmonise Taiwanese regulations with the CPTPP’s requirements have already been submitted to its local legislature to lay the groundwork for formally applying to join the trade bloc.
Time for China to consider joining the CPTPP
After the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) made substantive progress, it is now time for China to consider joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Explainer: Abe, Trump head for trade deal; auto tariffs a sticking point
Japan is expected to agree to cut tariffs on imports of US beef and pork to around levels granted to signatories of the multilateral Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Japan, New Zealand to jointly aim for expanded TPP
Japan and New Zealand to work toward expanding the existing 11-member trans-Pacific partnership free trade pact as they seek further economic and regional integration in the Indo-Pacific.
Quebec dairy farmers struggling with new open markets
Quebec dairy farmers continue to struggle as international trade agreements have hit their bottom line hard.
British trade secretary to visit Japan by Oct. for FTA, TPP talks
British trade secretary hopes to visit Japan by the end of October for talks on a possible bilateral trade agreement and her country’s potential participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade framework.
Canada should engage with Taiwan and others given our China troubles
Given the difficult situation between Canada and China, commentators have suggested ways Canada could push back. Among them is a reassessment of our relations with Taiwan.
US businesses urge Thailand to join CPTPP
The US-Asean Business Council is is calling for the Thai government to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Canada seeks input on new members for the CPTPP agreement
The Government of Canada has invited members of the public to submit views on the potential admission of additional members to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
No decision yet on CPTPP ratification – Deputy MITI Minister
The government has yet to decide on whether Malaysia will ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership or not.
Trade in trouble: how Asia can lead
The US - China trade dispute has disrupted trade and investment flows, stifling global and regional trade growth.
Trump’s ’America First’ policy driving other countries to ink trade deals, analysts say
Europe, Asia, Africa rush to nail down accords
South Korea stopped discussing its CPTPP membership
The South Korean government has stopped its discussion on joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).