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Analyzing China’s TPP bid
China applied to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and some analysts see it as a Chinese declaration that even with the elimination of tariffs, the country’s products can hold their own now.
UK and Singapore sign new innovative digital trade deal
The UK International Trade Secretary joined her counterpart in Singapore to sign groundbreaking digital trade deal and strengthen trade ties.
Hormone-treated beef from Canada to flood UK food chain under CPTPP deal, British farmers warn
According to the National Farmers Union, the deal would “severely undermine British farmers” and lower the quality of meet sold across the UK.
Parliamentary committee recommends that UK and Taiwan should join the CPTPP, but not China
Australian trade committee recommends that Australia support the applications of the UK and Taiwan, but places conditions on support for China’s accession.
China to further open services sector
China’s commitments under RCEP will will usher in a new era of liberalization in the country’s services industry.
UK will be told to lift ban on hormone-treated beef to join key trade bloc, leaked memo suggests
Canada asked some probing questions and stated this will be an important issue for Canada in judging the UK’s compliance with CPTPP.
Taiwan lifts ban on Fukushima food in push to join trade bloc
Taiwan lifted its ban on most food imports from areas around the Fukushima nuclear power plant, removing an irritant in the bilateral relationship and making it easier for Japan’s government to support Taiwan joining an Asia-Pacific trade deal.
Chinese customs to trial some CPTPP rules in pilot free trade zones
Chinese customs will trial part of the rules of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership in some of China’s pilot free trade zones, according to the country’s customs authority.
The US doesn’t need CPTPP to assert itself in the Asia-Pacific
Trade deals are important, but they are neither necessary nor sufficient for American foreign policy to prevail in the Asia-Pacific region.
Prospects for the United Kingdom’s CPTPP accession
The United Kingdom’s accession is more about political ends than it is about economic gains.
Taiwan’s dual challenges in joining the CPTPP
Since both Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China announced their intentions to join the CPTPP in September 2021, discussions about their relative chances of success have largely centered around a binary construct.
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Taiwan considers lifting ban on Japanese food imports to improve odds of joining CPTPP
Taiwan looks set to lift a long-standing ban on imports of food products from five Japanese prefectures as it seeks to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
New Zealand cheers Canada’s loss in dairy dispute and calls for ’significant reform’
Canada has repeatedly broken its promise to let foreign cheese and butter flow more freely into the country, officials say
S. Korea to submit application for CPTPP in April: finance minister
South Korea will push to submit an official application to join a mega Asia-Pacific free trade agreement in April.
Japan, Singapore vow to keep TPP free trade pact’s high standards
Trade ministers of Japan and Singapore pledged to maintain the high standards of market access and rules of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal, which China and Taiwan made a bid to join last year.
Ecuador applies to join CPTPP trade pact
Ecuador has become the latest country to apply for membership in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, or CPTPP.
Taiwan votes against referendums on US trade in major setback for opposition
The Taiwanese government hopes the result will bolster its case to join the CPTPP and remove a stumbling block for a free trade deal with the United States.
Korea is taking the plunge on the CPTPP
Korea is taking the first steps to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a multilateral free trade agreement involving 11 other nations.
Thai civil society urges government to end plans to join CPTPP
Thailand’s anti-CPTPP civil society organizations issued an open letter, addressed to Prime Minister, urging the government immediately to cease plans to join the 11-member CPTPP trade bloc.