Amari Announces TPP Plenary Meeting Seen as Last Chance to Conclude PactBloomberg BNAOct. 30 — Japanese economy and finance minister Akira Amari Oct. 29 said TPP countries will hold a ministerial meeting in Beijing Nov. 8 ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation annual leadership meeting. The ministerial meeting is seen as the …Continue Reading ...
NDTV Froman: TTIP not high standard with no ISDS Realistic TPP expectations USTR …Politico“No, we do not expect to have a final agreement on TPP at APEC,” he said. “TPP leaders will be present, so it will be a good opportunity to have conversations with each other, on whatever outstanding issues are left … and […]Continue Reading ...
CBC.ca Market access for farm products a final hurdle in TPP trade talks: USCBC.caBut he said there had been significant progress on those fronts, and said the main contours of the TPP appeared increasingly “crystallized” at a just-concluded meeting with fellow trade ministers in Australia. The differences with Japan on market …TPP ‘next chapter’ in […]Continue Reading ...
No prospect for TPP breakthrough at APEC: U.S.The Japan TimesFroman and counterparts from the 11 countries, accounting for roughly 40 percent of world gross domestic product, held a ministerial-level meeting on the TPP from Saturday through Monday in Sydney but failed to strike a deal on quickly concluding the …Continue Reading ...
NDTV No prospect for TPP breakthrough at APEC: USThe Japan TimesFroman and counterparts from the 11 countries, accounting for roughly 40 percent of world gross domestic product, held a ministerial-level meeting on the TPP from Saturday through Monday in Sydney but failed to strike a deal on quickly concluding the …Froman says Asia-Pacific trade deal still…The […]Continue Reading ...
New Zealand’s Trade Minister Admits They Keep TPP Documents Secret To …TechdirtA couple years ago, then US Trade Representative Ron Kirk explained why the negotiating text of trade agreements like the TPP needed to be kept secret: because if the public debated it, the agreement probably wouldn’t be approved. He used, as an …Continue Reading ...
Financial Post TPP ‘next chapter’ in integration: U.S officialSaskatoon StarPhoenixThe TPP talks, which began in 2008, have included 12 Asia-Pacific region countries – Canada, the U.S. and Mexico among them. Also in negotiations are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.US pressures Ottawa on farm protections as trade deadline nearsThe […]Continue Reading ...
Congress, midterms and the TPPThe InterpreterUS mid-terms elections will take place on 4 November, with polls suggesting the Republicans will re-take control of the Senate. President Obama’s next steps on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which his Administration says is the key economic plank …Continue Reading ...
NFU Leader Says TPP Will Fail Without JapanWNAXAlthough negotiators are trying to paint a bright picture for some type of agreement, the Trans Pacific Partnership Talks are still at an impasse. That’s because Japan refuses to bring their tariffs to zero and are being protectionist on sensitive …Continue Reading ...
Trade Ministers Report Progress on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)ASEAN BriefingTrade Ministers and Heads of Delegation for the nations involved in the negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have reported significant progress in the talks over market access and trade and investment rules. The recent talks took place …Continue Reading ...
MacroBusiness (blog) What Robb must cut out of the TPPMacroBusiness (blog)ISDS clauses enable foreign corporations to sue a host country for laws or policies, or even court decisions, they find inconvenient and objectionable. This has the effect of giving foreign investors more rights than local investors; more influence …Continue Reading ...
Channel News Asia Getting TPP right more important than getting it fast, says US envoyChannel News AsiaSINGAPORE: The negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) may be slow and laborious, but the timeline for the implementation of the ambitious free trade agreement should not be an issue as it is set to be a game changer […]Continue Reading ...
Jane Kelsey: TPP deal keeps disappearing down rabbit holeNew Zealand HeraldAlice in Wonderland said: “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, and everything would be what it isn’t.” She could well have been describing the current state of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP …Continue Reading ...
TODAYonline Jane Kelsey: TPP deal keeps disappearing down rabbit holeNew Zealand HeraldAlice in Wonderland said: “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, and everything would be what it isn’t.” She could well have been describing the current state of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP …Getting […]Continue Reading ...
TPP Nations to Meet in Beijing on November 8MarketPulse (blog)The fresh ministerial gathering for the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership talks is being scheduled to coincide with an APEC ministerial meeting on Nov. 7-8 and a following summit on Nov. 10-11 in the Chinese capital. Japanese TPP minister Akira Amari …Continue Reading ...
The Diplomat Japan Can’t Ratify the TPP This YearThe DiplomatThe latest round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks between the prospective trade ministers concluded on Monday in Sydney. Despite the fact that progress on the TPP seemed to have stalled by late summer, the U.S. and Australian sides remained …Continue Reading ...
NZ Trade Minister Believes TPP Trade Deal CloseTax-news.comNegotiators held a meeting on the TPP on October 25-27, and the outcome was positive, according to the trade ministers involved. However, progress is still being held up by the failure of the US and Japan to reach a bilateral agreement on market access …Continue Reading ...
Radio New Zealand Māori health fears under TPPRadio New ZealandMedical specialists are warning that health outcomes for Māori will suffer a setback if the Government signs up to the Trans Pacific Partnership. They believe Māori will lose out if it goes ahead and are demanding that the Government release details of …Continue Reading ...
The Land Newspaper NFF calls for strong TPP outcomesThe Land NewspaperAT the round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations that took place in Australia, agri-food producer and processor groups from Canada, Australia and New Zealand called for negotiators to maintain a high level of ambition in the trade talks …Continue Reading ...
Queensland Country Life NFF calls for strong TPP outcomesQueensland Country LifeAT the round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations that took place in Australia, agri-food producer and processor groups from Canada, Australia and New Zealand called for negotiators to maintain a high level of ambition in the trade talks …Industry worried at TPP dairy reportsRadio New […]Continue Reading ...
The Guardian Why support the TPP when it will let foreign corporations take our democracies …The GuardianTo conclude recent negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Australia’s trade minister, Andrew Robb, had a few things to say about investor state dispute settlements (ISDS). Namely that “a lot of the statements that have certainly been …Continue Reading ...
WantChinaTimes US trying to induce, not contain China with TPP: US academicWantChinaTimesWhile Solis acknowledges that the TPP, which she calls “special” because of its “sheer level of ambition,” is extremely important for the administration of president Barack Obama as part of its “pivot to Asia” strategy, she believes the TPP is more … and more »Continue Reading ...
CNET Digital rights and the TPP: All you need to know about the big trade-offCNETAustralia opted to participate in the TPP in 2008, and since then, negotiations have been classified. However, leaked versions of the contentious Intellectual Property chapter of the TPP have surfaced on Wikileaks, indicating the negotiating positions …Continue Reading ...
TPP Ministers and Heads of Delegation released a statement following their meeting in Sydney from 19-24 October 2014: Statement of the Ministers and Heads of Delegation for the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries We, the Ministers and Heads of Delegation for Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and […]Continue Reading ...
US Trade Representative Claims TPP Talks Are Progressing—But Are They …EFFTrade delegates and ministers held another week of secret, back-room meetings over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in Australia, which ended yesterday with seemingly little advancement towards a final deal. The most recent leak of the TPP …Continue Reading ...
APEC next stop for TPP talks Fast-track to move in lame duckPoliticoROBB: TPP MINISTERS LOOK TO APEC: Leaders from the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries could meet in the next three or four months to try to wrap up the Asia-Pacific trade negotiations, Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb said Monday at a press …Continue Reading ...
The Diplomat Rand Paul to Obama: Finish TPP Trade DealThe DiplomatAlthough he cast the slow pace of TPP negotiations as a criticism of President Obama, Paul is likely looking ahead to the next Congress when the issue could be ripe for bipartisan cooperation with the White House. A week from today the U.S. will hold …Continue Reading ...
Radio New Zealand What now for the TPP deal?Radio New ZealandJust a year ago following a Trade Ministers meeting in Singapore, Mr Groser said a deal wouldn’t be done by Christmas 2013, but “significant progress” (every TPP ministers’ statement appears to contain this phase) had been made. He was optimistic that …Continue Reading ...
3News NZ TPP spotlight focuses on NZ dairy exports3News NZThe TPP could cover close to 40 percent of the world’s economies and set boundaries for global commerce between 12 countries, including New Zealand. Mr Groser says real progress was made during the Sydney meeting and that the finish line is in sight.Continue Reading ...
TPP Too Important for Compromised FinishScoop.co.nz (press release)“A successful conclusion of the TPP agreement would be the biggest step forward in trade liberalisation since the Uruguay Round of WTO negotiations was concluded in 2005. As long as it meets its stated objectives of comprehensivity and tariff …Groser sees good progress in TPP talks, but concerned […]Continue Reading ...
Fair Trade Group Calls for Release of TPP TextScoop.co.nz (press release)“The Ministerial statement claiming “significant progress” on TPP negotiations with no details and further meeting plans shows that the Australian government may be making shameful concessions in exchange for dubious market access deals. Recently … and more »Continue Reading ...
TPP a potential threat to continued alcohol reformScoop.co.nz (press release)Alcohol Healthwatch is among a group of professional health agencies and individuals calling on Trade Minister Hon Tim Groser to arrange a comprehensive health impact assessment of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. New Zealand is a …Continue Reading ...
No to TPP Trade-OffsScoop.co.nz (press release)Jon Edwards, Advocacy Manger MSF Australia said: “If the TPP l includes provisions which give even more rights to pharmaceutical companies to delay the availability of cheaper generic medicines then millions of patients in Australia and the Asia …Continue Reading ...
Groser sees good progress in TPP talks, but concerned US and Japan may do …Interest.co.nzTrade Minister Tim Groser has returned from a TPP ministerial meeting in Sydney over the weekend confident that the “finish line” for the trade agreement is in sight. But he is increasingly concerned that the United States and Japan might get […]Continue Reading ...
Stuff.co.nz TPP trade deal no done deal, GroserStuff.co.nzGroser was in Sydney over the weekend with trade counterparts from 11 other countries for the latest round of talks over the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP). He has confirmed the United States and Japan were locked in private talks, and while …Continue Reading ...
Otago Daily Times Groser has big concerns about dairy in TPPOtago Daily TimesTrade Minister Tim Groser says he has concerns that New Zealand’s market access for its dairy products under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could be sewn up in private talks between the United States and Japan and the result could be unsatisfactory.Continue Reading ...
TPP trade deal no sure thing, GroserStuff.co.nzNew Zealand could walk away from a trans-Pacific free-trade deal if the US and Japan try to shut out Kiwi dairy exports, Trade Minister Tim Groser says. Groser was in Sydney over the weekend with trade counterparts from 11 other countries for the …Continue Reading ...
Stuff.co.nz TPP trade deal no sure thing, GroserStuff.co.nzGroser was in Sydney over the weekend with trade counterparts from 11 other countries for the latest round of talks over the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP). He has confirmed the United States and Japan were locked in private talks and, while …Continue Reading ...
Radio New Zealand ‘Significant progress’ in TPP trade dealRadio New ZealandThe finish line for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is in sight after talks in Australia over the weekend, Trade Minister Tim Groser says. Tim Groser. Photo: AFP. Asia Pacific ministers have been in Sydney for three days of …Continue Reading ...
TPP Ministers Aiming for Year End DealMarketPulse (blog)Australian Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb signaled they will gather in Beijing on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum next month, but remained mum about whether a TPP leaders’ summit will also take place in the …Continue Reading ...
TPP ministers call it a wrap GOP targets Braleys no votes on trade James Beard …PoliticoBy Chase Purdy. With help from Helena Bottemiller Evich and Jason Huffman. TPP MINISTERS CALL IT A WRAP — Trade ministers from the 12 countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership reported “significant progress” Monday after concluding three …Continue Reading ...
TPP ministers wrap up talks Iowa GOP goes after Braleys trade record Juncker …PoliticoWith help from Doug Palmer and Victoria Guida. TPP MINISTERS CALL IT A WRAP — Trade ministers from the 12 countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership reported “significant progress” today after concluding three days of meetings in Sydney, but …Continue Reading ...
Slow progress for TPP despite US-Japan talksThe Australian Financial ReviewAustralia is likely to step up its push for a trade deal with China after a week of talks on a broader Pacific deal failed to produce a clear schedule for a conclusion. Already a subscriber? Please login here. Stay with the story for less than […]Continue Reading ...
TTIP and TPP: harnessing the anger of the peopleOpen DemocracyIn parallel to the EU-US trade deal currently under way, the US is negotiating a similar agreement with 11 countries of the Asia Pacific: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Walden Bello, leading critic of neoliberal and corporate globalisation …Continue Reading ...
The Japan Times TPP talks in Sydney end with no breakthroughThe Japan TimesHowever, bickering between Japan and the United States over tariffs and auto trade issues has been one of the biggest sticking points in the ongoing negotiations for the TPP, which would encompass some 40 percent of global output if a deal is struck.Continue Reading ...
S Korea ‘Welcome’ To Join TPP: USTax-news.comEmphasizing that, in the opinion of the US, negotiations on the TPP trade agreement are near to completion, Pritzker disclosed, during remarks to the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) in South Korea, that the US officials have kept their South …Continue Reading ...
MacroBusiness (blog) Copyright in the TPP echoes past mistakesMacroBusiness (blog)Deja vu: last week a new version of the intellectual property (IP) chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was leaked. Even as experts try to make sense of 77 pages of complex text, IP negotiators are meeting in Australia this week and next to …Continue Reading ...
GlobalPost TPP ministers left with hurdles before clinching a dealGlobalPostAfter meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, Akira Amari, Japan’s minister in charge of the TPP, told reporters the ministers are expected to meet again in Beijing in November on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation …Continue Reading ...
The Japan Times TPP taking shape: RobbBusiness SpectatorAustralia has moved closer to securing a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with nations including the United States, Canada, Japan, Brazil and New Zealand following a series of meetings in Sydney in recent days. Trade Minister Andrew Robb fronted the …U.S., Australia assure momentum building on TPP trade dealThe Japan Times‘TPP […]Continue Reading ...
MacroBusiness (blog) Robb fails to soothe concerns over TPP trade pactMacroBusiness (blog)Coalition trade minister, Andrew Robb, has moved to quell concerns over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – the proposed regional trade agreement between 12 Pacific Rim countries, including Australia – claiming that it will not sell Australia short …U.S., Australia assure momentum building on TPP […]Continue Reading ...
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RE: Special Measures for Foreign Nationals Affected by the U.S. Executive Order: “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2017-01-31.asp The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has used his authority to issue a public policy, effective immediately, to help people who may be stranded as a result of the U.S. […]
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