The TPP is first and foremost a corporate-rights deal for multinationals. It will worsen inequality, further erode Canada’s manufacturing and industrial base.
Groups say agreement will harm Thai agriculture and health, warn decision should be left to incoming elected government.
Japan’s bicameral legislature, The Diet has approved a bill on to ratify the 11-country Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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.
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.
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.
Economy minister in Tokyo this week for conferences, meetings. Nafta uncertainty rising after Trump, Trudeau clashed.
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.
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.
TPP may get back to a dozen signatories, with Colombia declaring its interest in the agreement.
Unions and universities worry that agreements could leave them vulnerable to for-profit competition and entrench privatisation.
The Consumer Association of Penang (CAP) is urging the government to assess its position in regional trade agreements like the TPP and the RCEP.
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.
Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) poses significant challenges in respect of tobacco control, public health, human rights, and sustainable development.
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 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.
The revived TPP 11 operates as a significant alternative to China’s approach, embodied in the Belt and Road Initiative.
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.
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.
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.