CTV News TPP: 3 things to know about the Trans-Pacific PartnershipCTV NewsThe Trans-Pacific Partnership – often referred to as the TPP – is a proposed international trade agreement being negotiated by 12 countries: Canada, the United States, Mexico, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Chile, Peru and …TPP won’t rule out new state enterprises, Trade […]Continue Reading ...
Independent Australia DFAT lathers lipstick on TPP pigMacroBusiness (blog)With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) entering the final stages of negotiation, the Australian Senate has released a report slamming the Government’s approach to trade agreements, claiming that it is unnecessarily secretive, ignores the public, and …Leaked Draft TPP, Foreign (But Only Foreign!) Corporate Veto (and Extortion …Huffington […]Continue Reading ...
CTV News Canada can pursue TPP trade deal while protecting supply management: HarperCTV NewsA Globe and Mail report quoted unidentified officials as saying Harper is resolved to signing the TPP even if it means a surge in imports of duty-free poultry and dairy products. A spokesman for International Trade Minister Ed Fast, however, says the […]Continue Reading ...
Stuff.co.nz TPP won’t rule out new state enterprises, Trade Minister Tim Groser saysStuff.co.nzBut it said the treatment of state enterprises and monopoly periods for next-generation medicines were two of the tricky issues that could still derail a deal. New Zealand’s participation in the TPP may hinge on the treatment of its agricultural …Americans favor TPP, […]Continue Reading ...
The Globe and Mail (subscription) With TPP in the home stretch, it’s crunch time for CanadaThe Globe and Mail (subscription)After weeks of wrangling, the U.S. Senate voted this week to approve fast-track authority, enabling President Barack Obama’s administration to bring a concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement to a clean up-or-down vote in Congress. Without …Why […]Continue Reading ...
How to know what’s in TPP?HeraldNetTrust me on that one … same as you want me to trust you about whether the Trans-Pacific Partnership is good for the common people. (Tuesday editorial, “Get behind trade, worker bills.”) We need trade agreement facts in place of uninformed opinion, and …Continue Reading ...
Council on Foreign Relations (blog) What Will the TPP Mean for Southeast Asia?Council on Foreign Relations (blog)With Tuesday’s vote in the U.S. Senate to give President Obama fast track negotiating authority on trade deals, the president is likely to be able to help complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), with the United States in the deal, […]Continue Reading ...
Boing Boing Stephen Harper ready to sign TPP and throw Tory rural base under the busBoing BoingThe Canadian Prime Minister said he’d only sign the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership if it had safeguards for Canada’s farmers, but now that it’s clear that he hasn’t got a hope in hell of being re-elected, he’s ready to […]Continue Reading ...
Ring of Fire TPP Retaliation Against Wall Street Dems is Vitally Important; Here is the ListRing of FireThe Senate approved fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has given up fighting Obama’s trade agenda. Although it’s natural to blame Congressional Democrats who support TPP and … and more »Continue Reading ...
US opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership don’t understand how it worksQuartzObama has sold the TPP as key to stimulating US growth, creating American jobs and solidifying Washington’s leadership in the global economy. But some politicians aren’t buying it. Free-trade agreements (FTAs), they contend, cost Americans jobs, adding … and more »Continue Reading ...
The Canberra Times TPP could force Australia to American-style health systemThe Canberra TimesFew Australians would see America’s healthcare system as one we’d choose to emulate. But obligations we acquire via the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement could drive us inexorably towards the US model. And on Wednesday, the US Congress granted … and more »Continue Reading ...
Brisbane Times TPP could force Australia to American-style health systemBrisbane TimesFew Australians would see America’s healthcare system as one we’d choose to emulate. But obligations we acquire via the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement could drive us inexorably towards the US model. And on Wednesday, the US Congress granted …Obama Can Help End Tobacco Epidemic, Says ASHPR […]Continue Reading ...
The Diplomat TPP: Think Pacific PeaceThe DiplomatOver the past week, talks about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have dominated the headlines. Against a backdrop of Asia’s softening economies, exacerbated by rising cost pressures in China and waning domestic consumption across ASEAN, safe … and more »Continue Reading ...
Center for Research on Globalization Senate Passes TPP ‘Fast-Tracking’ That Could Make GMO Labeling IllegalCenter for Research on Globalization“Just in case you aren’t familiar with The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), they are huge multinational ‘trade’ deals written by corporations, which are being pushed by the White House and many […]Continue Reading ...
Radio New Zealand Current TPP offer not good enough – DCANZRadio New ZealandDairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) chair Malcom Bailey said, currently, the TPP offers for New Zealand’s dairy industry were not anywhere near where they needed to be. DCANZ met the Government in Wellington last week to reinforce its …TPP does not add […]Continue Reading ...
Stuff.co.nz Groser says serious TPP negotiations haven’t even startedStuff.co.nzTrade Minister Tim Groser says his team of negotiators are preparing for the battle of a lifetime. Trade Minister Tim Groser says it is “showtime” for trade negotiators, claiming the serious Trans Pacific Partnership bargaining was only ever going to …TPP does not add up for NZ […]Continue Reading ...
The Australian Financial Review Australia rejects criticism of Trans-Pacific Partnership on health, investors …The Australian Financial ReviewThe first detailed public comment from the government on several controversial provisions in the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) follows strong criticism from the Productivity Commission this week of regional trade deals and of expected …Productivity Commission slams TPP for […]Continue Reading ...
The Australian Financial Review The US is in: what next for the TPP?The Australian Financial ReviewThe US Congress has put the final stamp on legislation giving President Barack Obama the “fast-track” authority to complete the most ambitious regional trade deal in recent history. The Trans-Pacific Partnership would include two of the world’s three …TPP and […]Continue Reading ...
Vietnam Briefing US Fast Tracks TPP: Good For Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan; Bad For ChinaBarron’s (blog)U.S. President Barack Obama was given the authority to speed up negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. The Trade Promotion Authority that Obama has long sought for gives him a lot of leeway to negotiate for the TPP. From now […]Continue Reading ...
ZDNet Productivity Commission slams TPP for stringent IP measuresZDNetThe annual Trade and Assistance Review 2013-14 report (PDF), which looks at how recent international policy developments will affect Australian trade, has indicated that when the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is signed off, the protection around …Australia rejects criticism of Trans-Pacific Partnership on health, investors …The Australian Financial ReviewLabor […]Continue Reading ...
Stuff.co.nz TPP agreement will undermine NZ state-owned enterprises, critic warnsStuff.co.nzThe Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement could stop New Zealand setting up new state-owned enterprises for sectors such as public broadcasting or insurance, an academic says. Auckland University professor Jane Kelsey said a proposed chapter in …Fed Govt defends Trans-Pacific Partnership as Productivity Commission …ABC OnlineJapan’s Amari: […]Continue Reading ...
Stuff.co.nz TPP agreement will undermine state-owned enterprises, critic warnsStuff.co.nzThe Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement could stop New Zealand setting up new state-owned enterprises such as public broadcasting or insurance, an academic says. Auckland University professor Jane Kelsey said a proposed chapter in the …What you need to know about the Trans-Pacific PartnershipPBS NewsHour (blog)Japan’s Minister Amari […]Continue Reading ...
Stuff.co.nz TPP deal gallops closer, but NZ seeks more dairy gainsStuff.co.nzThe latest moves by the United States Senate are a big step forward and put the prospect of a 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal into the home straight. However, New Zealand was unwilling to sign it as it stood and would seek great … […]Continue Reading ...
TPP is a goer after Congress vote: RobbYahoo7 NewsTrade Minister Andrew Robb believes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations might be close to a wrap after the US Congress granted fast-track powers to President Barack Obama. The president scored a major victory in his battle to include the … and more »Continue Reading ...
The National Interest Online Why America Should Have Pushed for TTIP—Not TPP—FirstThe National Interest OnlineNevertheless, the TPP fight reflects a glaring strategic error for the Obama administration that split the Democratic Party just months before party members choose its nominee for the 2016 election. By letting the TPP shape almost the entire debate … and […]Continue Reading ...
RT Senate puts Obama on fast-track to TPPRTSenate puts Obama on fast-track to TPP. Published time: June 24, 2015 20:26. Edited time: June 24, 2015 21:06. Get short URL. A group of protesters shout at senate offices as they demonstrate against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement …Congress to clear way for TPP trade deal […]Continue Reading ...
Huffington Post TPP Is Not the AnswerHuffington PostThe road to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a “megaregional” economic agreement at the center of the White House’s current trade strategy, is paved with good intentions. Yet the TPP will likely not provide lasting solutions to this country’s …Confirmed: Philippines Wants to Join TPPThe Diplomat all 2 news […]Continue Reading ...
CBC.ca The Senate Passes Fast Track—But We Can Still Prevent the TPP Train WreckEFFThe U.S. Senate has paved the way for the passage of Fast Track legislation, to give the White House and the U.S. Trade Representative almost unilateral power to negotiate and finalize secret anti-user trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).Congress to clear […]Continue Reading ...
CBC.ca Congress clears way for TPP trade deal in USCBC.caSome anti-trade groups say they will strongly oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact. Others seem more resigned to the likelihood of new U.S. trade agreements in Obama’s final months in office. Obama likely would ask Congress to ratify the TPP deal …US Senate approves fast-track TPP trade […]Continue Reading ...
The Diplomat Confirmed: Philippines Wants to Join TPPThe DiplomatReports in late March had suggested that Manila would not take part in TPP negotiations under the current government due to legal and constitutional complications which imposed significant time constraints. Some had interpreted this to mean a general …Continue Reading ...
Mediaite Sanders: Hillary Has To Take a Position on TPPBreitbart NewsVermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders criticized Hillary Clinton for not taking a position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Sanders said, “You can be for the TPP. You can …Bernie Sanders Goes After Hillary on TPP: ‘You Can’t […]Continue Reading ...
Forbes Forget The TPP, Let’s Talk About The BIT With ChinaForbesMs. Singh is an international lawyer and former Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of State. While most of Washington’s business community has been focused on the heated battle over trade promotion authority, U.S. negotiators continued … and more »Continue Reading ...
Mediaite Bernie Sanders Goes After Hillary on TPP: ‘You Can’t Not Have a Position’MediaiteAppearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders hit his rival Hillary Clinton’s refusal to take a stance on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Obama-backed trade agreement dividing Democratic voters. “Bernie, should … and more »Continue Reading ...
International Business Times ‘Freedom’ not at risk in TPP trade dealThe AustralianThe Abbott government is preparing to stare down opponents of its trade agreements and commit to controversial provisions in the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership that will allow multinational companies to sue Australian authorities in third countries.Trade Pact: How The Trans-Pacific Partnership Gives Corporations Special …International […]Continue Reading ...
Whoops! We forgot to include the VAT in the TPPThe Hill (blog)According to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has a big benefit: With a signed TPP, American-made goods will finally enjoy tariff-free access to consumers in countries like Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore. and more »Continue Reading ...
Marketplace.org After TPP vote, what’s next for unions?Marketplace.orgThe Senate today is expected to give final approval for a bill that gives the president fast-track authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. If the measure passes, it will be a defeat for labor unions which have been trying … and more »Continue Reading ...
The Australian Financial Review TPP trade deal on edge as China watchesThe Australian Financial ReviewThe TPP is the yet-to-be-fulfilled economic aspect of the US rebalance to Asia. A TPP failure would have been a massive blow to the US and its allies and a gift to the rising China, which signed a free trade deal […]Continue Reading ...
The Diplomat Finishing the TPP: It’s Not Just About the US CongressThe DiplomatMuch of the commentary on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in recent weeks has understandably focused on the U.S. Congress, where the Obama administration has been working hard to get the necessary votes to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), …COMMENTARY: TPP takes a hit in […]Continue Reading ...
The National Business Review TPP does not add up for NZ without good dairy outcomesScoop.co.nz (press release)The importance of a good deal for dairy in TPP was conveyed by the full DCANZ Executive Committee to the government at a meeting in Wellington last week. “We have been very clear about the need for good outcomes […]Continue Reading ...
The Nation TPP – Why Obama is rightThe NationWith President Obama’s trade initiative on fast-tracking TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) being in jeopardy in the US (United States) Congress, the nations of Asia are weighing the potential impact of a failed deal on local jobs and exports, but also …Domestic Manufacturers: Many Phony Arguments used by […]Continue Reading ...
US Senate paves the way for TPP Fast TrackScoop.co.nz (press release)“A procedural vote in the U.S. Senate has paved the way for the TPP Fast Track Bill to be passed through the Congress this week. This means the U.S. Congress will not be able to amend the text of the TPP. A date is then […]Continue Reading ...
ABC Online Trans-Pacific Partnership: ‘Fast track’ passes clear hurdle in US Senate …ABC OnlineUS president Barack Obama’s call for “fast track” negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has cleared a key hurdle in the US Senate, paving the way for a final vote on the legislation. The Senate is likely today to grant Mr Obama […]Continue Reading ...
Ken Buck offers worst arguments yet against TPPThe Denver PostNot long after last week’s narrow House vote to provide “fast-track authority” for the president to finish a trade deal with nations across the Pacific Rim, Colorado Rep. Ken Buck, a Republican, sent out a fund-raising e-mail touting his opposition. “I … and more »Continue Reading ...
iPolitics.ca (subscription) TPP moves ahead in US Congress, affecting a dozen countries, including CanadaiPolitics.ca (subscription)WASHINGTON – The on-again, off-again negotiations for the biggest trade agreement in history are about to get serious, foreign diplomats gathered in Washington said Tuesday. They were reacting to a U.S. Senate vote that increases the chances of success …TPP Trade Deal […]Continue Reading ...
Stuff.co.nz ‘Unholy’ TPP alliance in US senate will disadvantage NZ, critic fearsStuff.co.nzNew Zealand could be disadvantaged by a tougher stance from United States trade negotiators over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, an Auckland University academic says. The US senate is expected on Wednesday to approve “fast-tracking” …Why the Senate Must ‘Vote No’ on Fast-Tracking the TPPEcoWatchTrade […]Continue Reading ...
PBS NewsHour (blog) What you need to know about the Trans-Pacific PartnershipPBS NewsHour (blog)The Senate voted today to prevent a filibuster against Trade Promotion Authority, legislation essential to advance the Trans-Pacific Partnership, handing a welcome victory to President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Eleven …‘Unholy’ TPP alliance in US senate will disadvantage […]Continue Reading ...
Pew Research Center Americans favor TPP, but less than those in other countries doPew Research CenterGeneral Support for TPP As Congress comes to a decision on whether to give President Barack Obama broad negotiating powers on trade, our new Pew Research Center report shows that while Americans favor the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), they are …Continue Reading ...
Salon TPP is closer to becoming reality: Here’s what you need to know about today’s …SalonAnd the labor force AFL-CIO pushed a last-minute effort to ditch the deal, writing Monday, that TPP “will do nothing to prevent repeating the mistakes of failed trade policies that have contributed to stagnating wages, increasing inequality and the …Robb […]Continue Reading ...
The Diplomat TPP Update: TPA Poised to Clear SenateThe DiplomatI covered the politics that led to that result (see: “TPP Update: What Happened in the House“). In brief, with the House under Republican control, TPA’s passage was relatively uncontroversial. Meanwhile, Democrats, who are skeptical of the …Senate Approve Fast-Track For Second And Final TimeDaily CallerHillary’s […]Continue Reading ...
AlterNet Mark Ruffalo Perfectly Lays Out Argument Against Fast-Tracking Insidious …AlterNetAfter six years, TPP negotiations are almost completed but the text remains secret from the public and press and Congress only has limited access. But 500 official U.S. trade advisors mainly representing corporate interests have had special access to … and more »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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