Robb launches bogus TPP attackMacroBusiness (blog)“The criticism [of the TPP] is largely coming from some long standing opponents of trade. They’ve been voices against any agreement going back years not just this TPP. The same names turn up in all sorts of active groups across the community …Continue Reading ...
Paul Ryan to Newsmax: Immigration Reform in TPP Is ‘Urban Legend’NewsmaxIn recent weeks, a flurry of op-ed articles and warnings on social media have charged that that the Tran-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement now before Congress contains language that would assist President Barack Obama’s immigration agenda. and more »Continue Reading ...
Salon The real story behind Shinzo Abe’s visit: China, TPP and what the media won’t …Salon“We will continue to cooperate to lead the TPP talks through their last phase,” Abe said in one of those side-by-side tableaux commonly staged for the press and the television cameras. Less practically but more momentously, we have Abe’s Wednesday … […]Continue Reading ...
Dallas Morning News (blog) Marchant named to Ways and Means trade subcommittee as TPP talks heat upDallas Morning News (blog)Japan is one of 12 nations, including the U.S. and Canada, negotiating a massive free-trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images) President Obama And Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Visit Lincoln …Continue Reading ...
Ring of Fire The Secret Is Out Wall Street Owns Obama: TPP Is Exhibit “A”Ring of FireAlthough negotiations have been less than transparent, it is becoming apparent to a majority of Americans that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a great deal for the global corporatocracy aspiring to rule the world – but not so great […]Continue Reading ...
Huffington Post Watch Out, Joe Camel Is Back: Big Tobacco and the TPPHuffington PostThe Obama administration is poised to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. If Congress passes the current trade promotion authority bill, the TPP will become subject to a simple up or down vote, without possibility for any amendment. and more »Continue Reading ...
Fast Track the TPP or Risk AnarchyForbesThomas Friedman of The New York Times agrees with me on the Trans-Pacific Partnership I discussed last week. I say, let Obama fast-track this deal like Bain Capital would – aggressively and with an end in mind. Friedman thinks so too. I see not only …Continue Reading ...
PoliticusUSA Hillary Clinton Agrees With Elizabeth Warren On Trade Dispute With ObamaHuffington PostObama’s TPP deal would be enforced by a process known as “investor-state dispute settlement,” which allows foreign companies to attack domestic laws or regulations before an international tribunal if they believe those rules unfairly curb investment …Hillary Clinton, TPP And The Lurking Elizabeth […]Continue Reading ...
Tom Friedman: If We Don’t Sign The TPP Agreement, The World Will Be …TechdirtOf course, he’s going to do that, because he has a kneejerk reaction to defend “free trade deals” based on his book — and he doesn’t even seem to recognize that the TPP isn’t really about free trade, other than at the […]Continue Reading ...
The Land Newspaper Japanese minister says TPP ‘goal is near’FeedstuffsThe highly anticipated visit by Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe did not include any breakthrough agreement on the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership discussions, but leaders expressed optimism that a final deal is getting closer. Agricultural …Shinzo Abe faces up to TPPThe Land NewspaperJapanese PM Calls for Congress […]Continue Reading ...
Wall Street Journal (blog) At A Glance Trans-Pacific PartnershipWall Street Journal (blog)No one really knows for sure what the TPP will do for the U.S., since many of the commercial rules haven’t been studied in such a large deal before, but the Peterson Institute for International Economics has estimated a lift to gross domestic product […]Continue Reading ...
Sydney Morning Herald ‘For the sake of our children’: Japan’s Shinzo Abe argues for Trans-Pacific …Sydney Morning HeraldThis language echoes a change in tone in TPP discussion from the White House. Where once the President was careful to emphasise only the treaty’s global economic benefits, as Democratic Party resistance to the deal has stiffened, the […]Continue Reading ...
The Globalist TPP: Beware of the Japan HypeThe GlobalistNo doubt, the Abe government is keen to conclude TPP as a means of bolstering the relationship with Washington. At the moment apart from Japan, Asian members of TPP are relatively minor: Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. China is excluded.Continue Reading ...
PoliticusUSA Hillary Clinton, TPP And The Lurking Elizabeth WarrenPoliticusUSAHillary Clinton has a real conundrum on her hands. It’s her walking-on-eggs observation about the upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership vote. The vote will be in tandem with another controversial trade deal with the European Union, the Transatlantic Trade …Continue Reading ...
TODAYonline China’s softened stance on TPP raises questionsTODAYonlineTwo years ago, the prospect of the deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), evoked fears in China of commercial encirclement, particularly as the initiative followed the Obama administration’s strategic turn to Asia. Meeting with President Barack … and more »Continue Reading ...
Huffington Post Gandhi’s Dream #1: Replace TPP with PPPHuffington PostMandatory fines would be imposed and creative innovation stifled as people get cut off from Internet access by corporations who under the TPP will become the access gate keepers. In addition, journalists and whistleblowers could face stiff penalties … and more »Continue Reading ...
Obama Is Selling the TPP Trade Deal Just Like Al Gore Sold NAFTAThe New RepublicOne of President Barack Obama’s favorite points to make in the intra-party dispute over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement with twelve Pacific Rim nations is that his opponents rehash the same old, tired anti-globalization arguments.Papantonio: Obama – Tell Americans The […]Continue Reading ...
Salt Lake Tribune Letter: TPP deserves an open, honest debateSalt Lake TribuneMr. President, stop lying to us about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. If this is such a great deal, publicize it, debate it in full and listen to the working people who will be the victims of it. All you Congress members are shouting about the […]Continue Reading ...
Chinese Diplomat: TPP, FTAAP “Compatible; Complement Each Other”The New AmericanThe proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), regarded by many in the media and the federal government as a new “free trade” agreement (FTA), is currently being negotiated among 12 nations: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, … and more »Continue Reading ...
Japan’s Abe to Congress: Trade deal is ‘awesome’CNBCJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reiterated the importance of finalizing agreements on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in a historic speech before the U.S. Congress on Wednesday. “Let us bring the TPP to successful conclusion through our joint …Continue Reading ...
Dallas Morning News (blog) TPP will undercut US national securityThe Hill (blog)The most optimistic estimates of potential U.S. economic gains from a TPP put them at only 1-3 percent of GDP in ten years. But experience suggests this forecast is wildly optimistic, and that while the agreement might be good for some global …Dispatch from […]Continue Reading ...
Center for Research on Globalization Obama, Corporate “Free Traitors” and You! Fast-Tracking the Trans-Pacific …Center for Research on GlobalizationThe pro-big business President Barack Obama and his corporate allies are starting their campaign to manipulate and pressure Congress to ram through the “pull-down-on-America” Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade and foreign investment treaty …Continue Reading ...
National Review Online Obama says we need the TPP to compete with China. That argument has a big …VoxPresident Barack Obama made one of his favorite arguments for the Trans-Pacific Partnership in an interview with the Wall Street Journal this week. “If we don’t write the rules, China will write the rules out in that […]Continue Reading ...
Dallas Morning News (blog) Dispatch from Taiwan: Top officials say the island wants to join TPPDallas Morning News (blog)Taiwan president Ma Ying-Jeou and other top officials said their country wants to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed free-trade agreement with 12 Asia Pacific countries, including the United States. They said the island nation has much […]Continue Reading ...
Indicting the TPP: Even One of These Counts Is Sufficient to Vote to Kill It!Truth-OutTo really appreciate what a travesty the TPP is, and the scandal of the failure of our Congress to reject it, and the “Fast Track Authority” sought for it, out of hand, I’m going to list 23 negative consequences that would […]Continue Reading ...
ithaca.com Legislature Addresses TPP, Postpones Sparklersithaca.comAfter a lengthy discussion and with just one dissenting vote, the legislature approved a resolution urging the defeat of “Fast-Track” for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. TPP has been controversial in part because the negotiations …Continue Reading ...
Caixin Media The Chinese-led infrastructure bank is a better option for the Asia-Pacific …Caixin MediaThe Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a far more economically efficient option than the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for integrating Asian economies among themselves and with the rest of the world. While the United States is attempting … and more »Continue Reading ...
BuzzFeed News Trade Deal Opponent Martin O’Malley Suggested General Support For TPP In …BuzzFeed News“It seems to me to the extent that we can be proactive in concluding agreements with strategic partners, geographically, philosophically, that that is a benefit to us,” he noted when asked about TPP. An aide says O’Malley’s approach to trade hasn’t […]Continue Reading ...
Bloomberg TPP May Spur Domestic Reforms in Japan: FinkBloombergEuropacifica Consulting CEO and founder Naomi Fink discusses the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the possibility of a deal and what it would mean for the countries. She speaks to Bloomberg’s Angie Lau on “First Up.” (Source: Bloomberg) … and more »Continue Reading ...
Xinhua US, Japan reaffirm commitment to finalize TPP negotiations, but no …XinhuaU.S. President Barack Obama (R) and visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrive for a joint news conference in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, April 28, 2015. The United States and Japan on Tuesday reaffirmed their …The Democrats are making a […]Continue Reading ...
CNBC TPP: What’s at stake for Abe, ObamaCNBCAs Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe embarks on a historic trip to the United States, hopes are high for a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), one of the biggest trade deals in American history. By most accounts, a deal is not likely to be …Shinzo Abe, Barack […]Continue Reading ...
Investing.com Dollar unchanged against yen, after Obama-Abe express confidence in TPPInvesting.comIn July, 2013, Japan became the 12th nation to join negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free trade agreement involving the United States, Japan, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and …Obama says U.S., Japan will work to lead TPP talks […]Continue Reading ...
Barack Obama says US, Japan will work to lead TPP talks to successEconomic Times“Prime Minister Abe and I discussed how the United States and Japan, as the two largest economies in the TPP (trans-Pacific partnership) negotiations, will now work together to lead the other TPP partners to a swift and successful conclusion of the …Continue Reading ...
NBCNews.com Obama: TPP is good for American businessesNBCNews.comCNBC President Obama addresses the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed regional regulatory and investment treaty and its benefit to America. Published April 28th 2015, 10:31 am. advertisement. Related Videos. (1:17) Playing Next Next … and more »Continue Reading ...
CNBC Obama: US, Japan seek ‘swift conclusion’ on tradeCNBCThe United States and Japan will look to lead a “swift and successful conclusion” to negotiations over the highly-contested Trans-Pacific Partnership, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday. This is a breaking news story. Please check back for …Top WSJ Stories on Japan: PM Abe in US, […]Continue Reading ...
MarketPulse (blog) Japanese Economy Minister Less Confident on TPP ProgressMarketPulse (blog)Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari played down the prospect of substantial progress in trade talks being announced after a summit meeting between Japan and the United States on Tuesday. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets U.S. President … and more »Continue Reading ...
Auburn Citizen (blog) Rep. John Katko on TPP trade agreement: ‘I’m not sure that this is the best …Auburn Citizen (blog)If Obama receives fast-track authority, Congress would simply vote on the final measure after negotiations between the U.S. and its trade partners are complete. There would be no hearings on the agreement and amendments to […]Continue Reading ...
Center for Research on Globalization The New York Times Lets Economic Pundit Disappear TPP’s Economist CriticsCenter for Research on GlobalizationSo all economists are for TPP because TPP is a “free trade” bill and all economists are for “free trade.” Simple, right? The only reason Congress wouldn’t pass fast track, Mankiw suggests, is if politicians listened […]Continue Reading ...
Wall Street Journal (blog) A progressive’s lament about the Trans-Pacific PartnershipWashington PostIt has come to this. To sell his trade treaty — specifically the fast-track trade authority that would grease the skids for passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP), President Obama is mobilizing a coalition anchored by corporate …WSJ Interview Transcript: President Obama on […]Continue Reading ...
National Review Online Why Congress Must Give Obama Fast-Track Authority on…National Review OnlineBefore taking on powerful domestic interests — such as the Japanese agricultural lobby — and opening Japan’s protectionist economy to foreign competition, Abe wants assurances that the U.S. Congress won’t add last-minute amendments to the TPP.Is TPP trade deal a massive giveaway to […]Continue Reading ...
Trans-Pacific Partnership Puts Harvard Law School Rivals on Opposite Sides …New York TimesNothing,” fumed Representative Rosa DeLauro, Democrat of Connecticut, a fierce foe of the trade promotion authority legislation nearing House consideration and of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership that such authority would ease to completion.Continue Reading ...
Letter: TPP could raise drug prices for seniorsKnoxville News SentinelThey have both recently expressed their support for the administration’s efforts urging Congress to use fast-track authority in negotiating a trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The White House could present Congress with a completed trade …Continue Reading ...
The Globe and Mail (subscription) Shinzo Abe, Barack Obama and the TPP: what you need to knowFinancial TimesShinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, is in Washington this week to meet US President Barack Obama and address a joint session of Congress. Near the top of the agenda is how to close the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a […]Continue Reading ...
The Korea Herald U.S. envoy highlights S. Korean role in TPPThe Korea HeraldEarlier last week, South Korea’s finance minister said that the government will take part in a fresh round of talks on the TPP membership, after previous rounds of “preliminary talks” since Seoul expressed its interest in joining the trade deal in late … […]Continue Reading ...
Huffington Post The Battle Over the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Fast-Track Gets HotHuffington PostThis is true, but it has about as much relevance to the TPP and fast-track as an analysis of the Washington Wizards’ playoff prospects. The United States already has almost $4 trillion in trade annually (at 23 percent of GDP). This figure has […]Continue Reading ...
MacroBusiness (blog) Paul Krugman slams TPP trade deal (again!)MacroBusiness (blog)If there is one “expert” that you should listen to on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement it is Paul Krugman. In 2008, Krugman won a nobel prize in economics for his contributions to New Trade Theory, so it is fair to say that he knows […]Continue Reading ...
The Globe and Mail (subscription) US accelerates efforts to reach TPP agreementThe Globe and Mail (subscription)The Obama administration is racing to conclude its coveted Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal ahead of a historic visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Washington this week and a pivotal vote in Congress to smooth the U.S. approval …Top […]Continue Reading ...
Wall Street Journal (blog) WSJ Interview Transcript: President Obama on TPP, China, Japan, Pope Francis …Wall Street Journal (blog)President Barack Obama sat down with The Wall Street Journal’s Washington bureau chief, Gerald F. Seib, on Monday, to discuss the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal, middle-class economics and whether the U.S. is losing the …A […]Continue Reading ...
Stuff.co.nz Is TPP trade deal a massive giveaway to major corporations? An exchange …Washington Post (blog)One way to make sense of the bewilderingly complex debate over the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal — which involves a dozen countries around the Pacific and could impact some 40 percent of U.S. trade — is to understand that […]Continue Reading ...
New York Observer City Pols and Activists Slam ‘Dastardly and Evil’ Trans-Pacific PartnershipNew York Observer“Let’s be honest: TPP is bad for people. TPP is bad for the environment. TPP Is bad for democracy. Let’s be honest, it’s kind of the most dastardly and evil thing you can imagine,” Josh Fox, the filmmaker behind the anti-fracking […]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. […]
RE: Special Authorization for dual Canadian citizens extended http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2017-01-27.asp Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is extending the period of time that eligible dual Canadian citizens can apply for a special authorization. This extension follows consultations with our partners, including airlines. On November 10, 2016, the Government of Canada implemented a system to electronically verify that […]
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