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Indonesia making preparations to join TPP
Indonesia is studying the revised Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement reached by 11 nations after the US exited, with a view to joining the trade pact, Jusuf Kalla, the country’s vice president, said on Tuesday.
CPTPP jeopardises the future of open source software: OSIA
Open Source Industry Australia (OSIA) is calling upon the federal government to scrap the CPTPP over provisions that could decimate the Australian open source community.
Economist warns free trade agreements can be “job killers”
Free trade agreements can be “job killing” in the poorer countries who sign up to such agreements, and exert a downward pressure on wages even in advanced countries, warns Nobel Prize winning economist.
Mexico turns trade attention to Japan with Nafta talks at risk
Economy minister in Tokyo this week for conferences, meetings. Nafta uncertainty rising after Trump, Trudeau clashed.
Canada wants Pacific trade pact ratified fast amid Trump spat: minister
Canada wants to speed up the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact to offset the adverse effects of the trade spat erupting with the United States.
Malaysia’s PM Mahathir urges TPP ‘renegotiation’ during trip to Tokyo
Leader’s visit to Japan seen as a sign of Malaysia’s move away from China, which pumped billions of dollars into the previous administration.
Colombia looking to join new TPP
TPP may get back to a dozen signatories, with Colombia declaring its interest in the agreement.
How global trade deals could impact universities
Unions and universities worry that agreements could leave them vulnerable to for-profit competition and entrench privatisation.
Reassess Malaysia’s position in trade agreements — CAP
The Consumer Association of Penang (CAP) is urging the government to assess its position in regional trade agreements like the TPP and the RCEP.
Need to review trade policy and treaties
Trade deals cover many key issues besides trade and have huge implications for economic and social development, so they should also come under review by the new government.
The chilling effect: investor-state dispute settlement, graphic health warnings, the plain packaging of tobacco products, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) poses significant challenges in respect of tobacco control, public health, human rights, and sustainable development.
Canada positions itself to soon debut trans-pacific trade bill
The Canadian government could soon introduce a bill to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), possibly as early as June 19.
Japan’s critical leadership role on free and fair trade
Japan should play its leadership role strategically in international trade, and when the United States comes back to the TPP, both Japan and the United States should help realize the FTAAP vision.
TPP’s regulatory capitalism and China’s Belt and Road challenges
The revived TPP 11 operates as a significant alternative to China’s approach, embodied in the Belt and Road Initiative.
What the TPP means for dairy
With the Federal Parliament expected to ratify Australia’s involvement in a new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by the end of the year, it is worth having a look at what it means for the dairy industry.
Big tech companies are trying to rewrite the rules to get your data
The “e-commerce agenda” – which aims for a “free flow of data” across the globe – is being included in new trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trade in Services agreement.
New government still deciding to pursue trade pact
The Malaysian government will review several trade agreements such as Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to see if its viable to be part of the trade partnerships.
Japan and Australia vow to put TPP into effect soon
Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his Australian counterpart, Julie Bishop, have confirmed their countries’ commitment to putting the new Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal into effect at an early date.
Parliament must ensure we don’t sign away values for trade
The way we sign up to trade deals must change, and parliament needs to lead the process to prevent flawed agreements like the TPP getting through, write lawyer Oliver Hailes and academic Max Harris.
Japan’s lower house passes TPP trade deal
Japan’s lower house on Friday passed a bill to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact, paving the way for its enactment before the current Diet session ends in June.