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Community groups say no to the TPP-11 at Senate inquiry
“AFTINET will present evidence today to a Senate inquiry that the TPP-11 increases corporate rights at the expense of people’s rights and the environment and should not be implemented,” AFTINET Convener Dr Patricia Ranald said today.
Public hearings on CPTPP to run nationwide from August
Public hearings will be held in all regions throughout Thailand to gather feedback from all stakeholders on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Top Japanese official has no interest in trade deal with just the US
Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga says US should return to TPP.
Singapore ratifies new trans-pacific trade deal
Singapore ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), becoming the third nation to do so after Mexico and Japan
UK set to start domestic consultation on first free-trade deals, including with NZ
The British Government has authorised preparations to begin for free-trade negotiations with New Zealand, Australia and the United States and to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership
TPP countries to start accession talks for new members in 2019
Thailand, Indonesia, Columbia, South Korea and Taiwan are seen as willing to join the revised TPP. Britain has also shown interest.
TPP chief negotiators to meet in Japan
Chief negotiators from the 11 countries that signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement will hold talks in Japan
Lana Payne: Trading away the potential for stronger labour rights
With all the talk of demanding labour rights under NAFTA that are progressive and enforceable, it begs the question: what happened to demanding those rights when negotiating the new Trans-Pacific trade deal?
Japan becomes second country after Mexico to ratify TPP-11 trade deal
Japan became the second country to ratify the revised Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.
CPTPP law in the House as Mexico first to ratify
A Bill bringing New Zealand’s ratification of the CPTPP a step closer had its first reading in Parliament today as Mexico becomes the first country to notify it has ratified the 11 member trade deal.
Author Raj Patel on the oligarchy of food
The economist says we can shake the yoke of corpocracies, reclaim our food supply and bring collective solutions to the table
Japan set to ratify revised TPP before hosting RCEP meeting
Japan is set to ratify the revised Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal today, two days before it hosts a meeting that seeks to make significant progress on another regional deal that is less ambitious but equally significant.
Japan to cooperate for Thailand joining TPP free trade talks
The foreign ministers of Japan and Thailand have agreed to step up cooperation for Bangkok to join talks on participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade framework.
Taiwan hopes to join CPTPP as soon as possible: top negotiator
Taiwan is hoping to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) as soon as possible, Taiwan’s top negotiator said in a recent interview.
Rally protests trade agreement
More than 100 members of unions, aid and development organisations, health, environment and other groups rallied in Sydney outside the Parliament’s public hearing on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership.
It’s time to stop giving more rights to global corporations
Despite this growing rejection of ISDS, the Australian government claims that ambiguous general “safeguards” in the TPP-11 will protect public interest laws.
American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore urges US to rejoin Trans-Pacific trade pact
The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham Singapore) has called on the US to join the trade pact which replaced the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), from which the US withdrew in January 2017.
Colombia has made request to join Pacific trade pact: Mexico
Colombia has formally requested permission to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Mexico’s Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said.
Liberals’ corporate-friendly TPP trade deal will kill Canadian jobs, increase inequality
The TPP is first and foremost a corporate-rights deal for multinationals. It will worsen inequality, further erode Canada’s manufacturing and industrial base.
Activists sound alarm over trade deal
Groups say agreement will harm Thai agriculture and health, warn decision should be left to incoming elected government.