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A free trade agreement for the worse
It claim that the CPTPP would boost Malaysia’s economic growth by greatly increasing export, but potentially would increase more in imports.
A Bad Free Trade Agreement Is Worse than Nothing
With growing economic conflicts triggered by US President Donald Trump’s novel neo-mercantilist approach to overcoming his nation’s economic malaises, many voices now argue that bad free trade agreements are better than nothing.
Chilean Organizations Reject Trans-Pacific Partnership
Forty-one organizations from the region of Aysen, in southern Chile, demanded that their representatives in the Senate reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP11) when submitted to vote.
’Beef and pork for cheese deal’ sours as strict EU health rules hinder Canadian exports under CETA
But as exports to the EU lag, shipments of pork and beef to Japan have spiked under the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Add ‘Trade for All’ to the list of government sell-outs
There are other governments, international institutions, and influencers who are genuinely rethinking the current rule-book and resisting moves to make it even worse.
Canadian pork exports to Japan catching up to the United States under CPTPP
Economists had warned that the preferential tariff treatment the bloc enjoyed would threaten the market share of American producers
US opts for quick agreement with Japan on agriculture
Latest trade figures show that the trade imbalance persists, #US had a $6.67 billion goods trade deficit with Japan. So the tariff reductions under a bilateral trade pact will be kept to levels set by the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Chile is fighting the TPP-11 hand-to-hand
Chile is currently experiencing convulsed political days given the heated debate over the parliamentary ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, known as TPP11.
Ong: More time needed to decide on CPTPP
Malaysia needs more time to decide whether it will ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Thailand delays application to join trans-Pacific FTA
hailand will delay its application to join a trans-Pacific free trade agreement until after election
Ill-timed beef duty looms over Japan’s talks with Trump
Japanese imports of beef are nearing the point of triggering an automatic tariff increase, which would affect only the US, a nonmember of the TPP-11.
US trade chief to prioritize farm sector in talks with Japan
U.S. Trade Representative will prioritize the agriculture sector once the two countries start negotiations.
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.