We are living in a very different world from the era that gave us the TPPA, which was turbulent enough. We have new realities, new priorities, and new challenges.
Trade agreements can be as powerful as military force for achieving a country’s strategic objectives.
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) reiterated Taiwan’s desire to be included in the CPTPP and sign bilateral trade agreements with regional countries, during a virtual forum attended by former world leaders.
The United Kingdom said it has Vietnam’s support to join a trans-Pacific trade deal, a boost for the country facing the dire economic impacts of Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic.
UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will visit Vietnam on Tuesday to hold talks with his counterpart Pham Binh Minh, with a trade deal at the top of the agenda ahead of the ending of the transition period for Britain’s exit from the European Union this year.
With India, Australia and Japan intent on pursuing their arrangement in parallel, the road looks relatively clear for an RCEP accord in November. Even if there are still a few points of contention, the 15 countries may sign an "agreement in principle".
Japan need a policy that is based on a major shift from industrial agriculture to agroecology by small farmers. For this to be possible Japan must pull out of TPP and other similar FTAs.
According to Canadian International Trade Minister’s office, officials now are working toward a "transitional agreement" to minimize disruptions for businesses and workers.
Việt Nam is willing and ready to share its experience with the UK if the country wants to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore are willing to give Britain a seat at the table but the interests of the remaining seven states are unclear.
The UK sees this deal forming a pathway to further market access under the 11-nation Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Transpacific Partnership (CPTPP), which Japan will support as part of the agreement.
The UK will hold multiple rounds of talks with the 11 member states of the Trans-Pacific Partnership with an eye on joining the trade pact, its trade minister said.
Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is engaging with stakeholders to get feedback on sensitive issues such as government procurement before deciding on the ratification of the CPTPP.
In this time of Covid-19, free trade negotiations have not subsided, and are even increasing. In Thailand the government is trying again to join the CPTPP.
London is trying to strengthen trade ties with Asia after Brexit.
In the foreseeable future, Thailand will be shying away from the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The country lacks necessary preparedness and consensus for the high-end free-trade arrangement.
It is now abundantly clear that the CPTPP has not only proved irrelevant in the face trade protectionism but would actually strengthen IPRs, raising the costs of Covid-19 tests, treatments and vaccines.
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai on August 4 held a virtual meeting with Rodrigo Yanez Benitez, Under-Secretary for International Economic Relations at the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to boost economic and trade cooperation between the two countries.
Thai House of Representatives Committee investigating potential impacts of CPTPP heard report from its Subcommittee on Agriculture.
Despite Japan’s efforts to seek closure in post-Brexit trade talks with Britain by the end of this month, the pathway to reaching an agreement is complicated, a trade expert has said.