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Singapore backs Beijing’s CPTPP bid, Chinese ministry says
Singapore has welcomed China’s application to join the CPTPP trade agreement, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.
Britain sees Tran-Pacific trade deal next year, no date yet for US accord
Britain does not know when it might get a full trade deal with the United States but is hoping to join a Trans-Pacific trade partnership next year, British trade minister said.
Miti: Malaysia in the process of amending Acts in order to ratify RCEP
The Malaysia government is currently refining the draft amendments to three Acts as it moves towards ratifying the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Taiwan asks Australia to support regional trade bid
A Taiwan official has asked Australia to support its bid to join the CPTPP pan-Pacific trade pact, which China opposes, saying Taiwan can boost high technology trade flows and demand for Australian minerals.
Japan Chamber of Commerce supports Taiwan’s CPTPP bid
The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Taipei (JCCIT) supported Taiwan’s bid to join the CPTPP trade group, but it also wanted it to end an import ban on food from areas affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
China Watch|Why Beijing’s bid to join TPP trade pact was a major miscalculation
If Taiwan becomes a member first, China will find itself in the miserable position of having to beg for Taiwan’s consent to join the TPP.
Countries race to join CPTPP
Chinese Taipei is the latest of three countries seeking to join the CPTPP – the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership.
Japan’s position on the CPTPP applications of China and Taiwan
When it comes to their position on the applications, CPTPP members are divided. The CPTPP operates on unanimous consent, so if even one country is against an application, membership will not be granted.
Taiwan questions China’s suitability for Pacific trade pact, fears ’obstruction’
China’s restrictive practices present fundamental problems for its application to join a major pan-Pacific free trade pact, and if it joins before Taiwan there is a risk it could block their application.
S. Korea actively reviewing trans-Pacific trade pact
South Korea’s trade ministry said it is reviewing joining a mega free trade pact comprising Asia-Pacific countries in line with its goal to play a leading role in trade in the region.
Australia’s real leverage in China’s CPTTP bid
When China applied earlier this month to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, the renamed 11-nation trade pact spanning Asia and the Pacific, Beijing seemed to hand Australia the rare diplomatic gift of leverage.
China will likely fail in its CPTPP bid — but it’s a ‘smart’ move against the US, say analysts
China will likely fail in its bid to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership — but its move to submit an application highlighted the lack of U.S. economic policy in Asia-Pacific, said analysts.
Taiwan applies to join TPP free trade pact on China’s heels
Taiwan formally submitted an application to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal, the government said, just days after mainland China filed its bid for membership.
China wants to join the trade pact once designed to counter it
CPTPP members will have a robust discussion on China’s application. It’s hard to argue that Beijing’s trade regime will be in line anytime soon with CPTPP disciplines on state-owned enterprises, labor, digital trade, and intellectual property protection, among other concerns.
China’s entry to CPTPP trade pact is closer than you think
China’s entry to the CPTPP trade pact will not be easy, requiring the agreement of all existing members, including countries experiencing strained ties with Beijing such as Canada and Australia.
China applies to join Asian trade deal US abandoned
Beijing has applied to join an Asia-Pacific trade pact once pushed by the U.S. as a way to isolate China and solidify American dominance in the region.
First meeting for UK’s CPTPP inclusion to be held in a month, Japan minister says
Member countries of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreed to hold within a month a first meeting with Britain to discuss its inclusion in the trade deal.
UK aims to conclude Pacific trade group talks next year - FT
Britain aims to conclude negotiations to join the trans-Pacific trade group by the end of 2022, said International Trade Secretary Liz Truss.
China to accelerate pace of negotiations on new FTAs: MOFCOM
China is set to upgrade its current free trade agreements (FTAs) and is actively considering joining the CPTPP for further expansion of opening-up, as the agreements have played a vital role in Chinese foreign trade.
UK ’closing in’ on free trade agreement with New Zealand
Britain is nearing an agreement in principle on a free trade deal with New Zealand, its trade ministry said, as London looks to bolster its post-Brexit trade ties with non-EU partners.