Mother Jones Fast Track Passes. TPP Now Nearly Certain to Pass Too.Mother JonesWell, it looks like the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty is in business. The standalone fast-track bill just passed the Senate by a hair, 60-37. Several Republicans defected and voted no even though they had voted yes the first time around, but only …Continue Reading ...
ABC Online Obama’s trade agenda moves past key Senate hurdleCNNPassage of the fast-track authority and the workers’ assistance bill allows the President to complete a giant Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which would tie the economies of the U.S., Canada and Mexico with several Asian and Pacific nations …TPP Looks Set to Pass Congress After AllMother […]Continue Reading ...
Obama’s trade agenda moves past key Senate hurdleCNNPassage of the fast-track authority and the workers’ assistance bill allows the President to complete a giant Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which would tie the economies of the U.S., Canada and Mexico with several Asian and Pacific nations …Continue Reading ...
Bloomberg Wal-Mart Sees TPP Trade Opportunities in Japan: CEOBloombergDoug McMillon, president and chief executive officer at Wal-Mart Stores, talks with Olivia Sterns about what the TPP trade pact would mean to the retailer’s business and how they are improving their digital and e-commerce strategy. He speaks on ”Market … and more »Continue Reading ...
The Diplomat Killing a Nation With Euphemisms: TPP-Eats-Medicare EditionTruth-OutThe existence of the Trade Adjustment Assistance bill – which will draw $450 million from Medicare to provide “assistance” for those losing their jobs because of the Trans-Pacific Partnership – underscores that people in DC know the trade bill will be …TPP Update: TPA Poised to Clear […]Continue Reading ...
The Atlantic Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Unconstitutional?The AtlanticThe solution proposed in the TPP is to allow foreign investors to bring claims for money damages over violations of the TPP’s investor protection provisions before a private arbitration tribunal that operates outside the challenged government’s court …The US must not flip-flop on free trade, its mainstayThe National […]Continue Reading ...
Council on Foreign Relations (blog) Robb may have scuttled TPPBusiness SpectatorAustralian Trade Minister Andrew Robb could have inadvertently influenced US senators to deliver another blow to President Barack Obama and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. The US Senate is expected to undertake a crucial vote on fast-track …What Hillary Clinton REALLY said about TPP and Fast […]Continue Reading ...
IJ Review TPP Looks Set to Pass Congress After AllMother JonesWhen it failed on its first go-around, it was universally described as a rebuke to President Obama. If it passes this time, it will have to be a rebuke to someone else. But who? Nancy Pelosi? All the anti-TPP Democrats? Big labor? Gotta be someone, […]Continue Reading ...
Aust minister Robb may have scuttled TPP9news.com.auAustralian Trade Minister Andrew Robb could have inadvertently influenced US senators to deliver another blow to President Barack Obama and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. The US Senate is expected to undertake a crucial vote on fast-track …Congress Still Debating Fast Track Trade Authority for Trans-Pacific …The National Law ReviewTPP […]Continue Reading ...
Breitbart News Sessions: TPP ‘Nascent European Union,’ TPA ‘Surrender’ of Congressional PowerBreitbart NewsHe added, “It [TPP] will be a living agreement, and that means that the entity itself, the commission, will then be entitled to make it say different things, eliminate provisions it doesn’t like, add provisions it does like. In fact, the commission is […]Continue Reading ...
Firedoglake Congress’s Cat Burglars Are Pulling a Fast One on TPPFiredoglakeTELL CONGRESS: Don’t Fast Track TPP “With cat-like tread upon our foes we steal.” So boasted Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance as they decided to try a little burglary for a change. And “steal” is the appropriate word. It’s hardly a surprise … and […]Continue Reading ...
The TPP, Drug Patents, and President ClintonHuffington PostThere are many serious issues raised by the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), but the one that may have the greatest long-term impact is its provisions on drug patents. The explicit purpose is to make patent protection stronger and longer. While these …Continue Reading ...
Yellowhammer News Congress Still Debating Fast Track Trade Authority for Trans-Pacific …The National Law ReviewThe Trade Act of 2015 [also referred to as “Trade Promotion Authority” (TPA) or “fast-track trade authority”], would allow the President to negotiate the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal with limited congressional interference.Sessions reveals Obama plan to use trade […]Continue Reading ...
The Straits Times TPP deal a chance to protect wildlifeThe Straits TimesThe US FTA with Oman led to stronger protection of species like the Arabian oryx (above). The trade of live wild animals such as the pangolin causes some of the worst suffering imaginable. Animals are often packed into tight spaces, without food or …Continue Reading ...
Foreign Policy (blog) With TPP Vote, Will the United States Abandon the Liberal …Foreign Policy (blog)Passage by the U.S. Congress of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the president and completion of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are the building blocks of a 21st century economic order that sustains American leadership. Yet in recent …Why the Senate […]Continue Reading ...
Foreign Policy (blog) With TPP Vote, Will the United States Abandon the Liberal …Foreign Policy (blog)Passage by the U.S. Congress of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the president and completion of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are the building blocks of a 21st century economic order that sustains American leadership. Yet in recent …Trade Pact: How […]Continue Reading ...
EcoWatch Why the Senate Must ‘Vote No’ on Fast-Tracking the TPPEcoWatchAfter 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 …What Hillary Clinton REALLY said about […]Continue Reading ...
AlterNet Why the TPP Agenda Is Straight out of Alice in WonderlandAlterNetFast-track authority is being sought in the Senate this week for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), along with the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) and any other such trade agreements coming down the pike in the next six years. The terms of the TPP … […]Continue Reading ...
Huffington Post On TPP, Congress’s Cat Burglars Are Pulling a Fast OneHuffington PostIt’s hardly a surprise that Republican congressional leaders and their cadre of Democratic allies spurred on by Barack Obama are resorting to a bagful of parliamentary tricks to put the Trans-Pacific Partnership on a “take it or leave it but you can’t …Continue Reading ...
Defense One TPP’s Failure Wouldn’t Doom Washington’s Asia StrategyDefense OneDuring a visit to Washington last week, Singapore foreign minister K. Shanmugam was blunt, telling an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, “It’s absolutely vital to get it [TPP] done [in the U.S.] … If you don’t do this deal …What Hillary Clinton […]Continue Reading ...
The Japan News Accept competition: TPP nothing to fearThe Japan NewsBy Takashi Yamazaki / Yomiuri Shimbun Economic News Deputy EditorNegotiations between Japan, the United States, Australia and nine other nations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact are going through some growing pains. The goal of the pact is …Continue Reading ...
Fortune TPP and fast track: Why Congress should listen to the world’s richest economistFortuneA group of demonstrators protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership gather at the Federal Buileing in San Francisco, California June 9, 2015. The proposed regional regulatory and investment treaty would include 12 nations throughout the Asia Pacific …Trade Pact: How The Trans-Pacific Partnership Gives […]Continue Reading ...
Why We “Ordinary People” Should Oppose Fast Track of the TPP Right Up To …Huffington PostAll of this has led us to today, when we are facing the mother of all lousy trade deals, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an egregious corporate giveaway that, frankly, has little to do with free trade, but would cede incredible power […]Continue Reading ...
Global Times Localized FTA proves better bet than sweeping TPP projectGlobal TimesThe ChAFTA is also facing a regional competitor in the form of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is a 12-member regional trade draft agreement, backed by the US, and includes major economies such as Canada, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore.Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Australians deserve […]Continue Reading ...
International Business Times Trade Pact: How The Trans-Pacific Partnership Gives Corporations Special …International Business TimesA man protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership held a sign over U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman as he testified before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Obama’s 2015 trade policy agenda on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan.TPP IS A BAD DEAL […]Continue Reading ...
The Establishment Post China Deals Up Pressure On TPPThe DiplomatAsia’s “noodle bowl” of bilateral trade deals has become even more entangled, after China’s latest agreements with South Korea and Australia. With Beijing pushing for a broader Asian trade pact, the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks face …Building Regional Security & Integration In The Asia PacificThe […]Continue Reading ...
The Intercept – First Look Media What Hillary Clinton REALLY said about TPP and Fast TrackEconomic PopulistThe Breitbart website, who also calls this ObamaTrade, reports that Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) both voted for TPA but have continued to refuse to answer whether they read the TPP text before voting for it. […]Continue Reading ...
Aid & development links: SDG controversy, Syria’s refugees, TPP, pandemics …The InterpreterCFR Podcast on the potential dangers for global health of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The Washington Post on the UN’s shocking record of enforcing its own ‘zero transactional sex’ policy for peacekeepers. World Refugee Day was celebrated on Saturday …Continue Reading ...
The Australian Financial Review TPP dairy deal ‘not at a level we would currently like’: KeyScoop.co.nz (press release)June 22 (BusinessDesk) – The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact does not yet include an acceptable deal on access for New Zealand’s most important exports, dairy products, with little more than a month to go before the controversial 12 […]Continue Reading ...
Why Aussies should fear the TPP trade pactMacroBusiness (blog)A French multinational with operations in Egypt, however, did not like this minimum-wage effrontery. A couple of months later, Veolia, the global services juggernaut, bobbed along and sued Egypt for the grievous disadvantage it had suffered thanks to …Continue Reading ...
NJ.com Sen. Sessions: Slow Fast-Track Now, Before It’s Too LateBreitbart NewsIt has become increasingly clear that the President’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is far more than a trade deal. It forms an enduring, self-governing political entity with vast regulatory power. Yet fast-track – which has led without fail to the …TPP IS A BAD DEAL FOR […]Continue Reading ...
The Australian Financial Review My Turn: TPP won’t help Pennsylvania manufacturersSunbury Daily ItemPresident Obama has spent the past six years negotiating a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal behind closed doors. The agreement, repeatedly touted as a boost for America’s manufacturers and workers, would open the U.S. market to a slew of …China’s the reason why U.S. […]Continue Reading ...
The Express Tribune China’s the reason why U.S. needs the TPPThe Japan TimesCAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS – House Democrats who’ve been interfering with President Barack Obama’s ability to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership are missing something very important: The trade deal isn’t primarily significant because of the …If China joins the TPP, will Vietnam would lose its advantages?VietNamNet BridgeThe […]Continue Reading ...
The Australian Financial Review Democrats’ pressure on Barack Obama undermines gains from TPPThe Australian Financial ReviewUnfortunately, the passive resistance in the US Congress to the Trans-Pacific Partnership may not be a sign that the President Obama is offering to seriously reduce US trade barriers. More likely, it is evidence of the reluctance of many Democrats […]Continue Reading ...
The Australian Financial Review Democrats’ pressure on Obama undermines gains from TPPThe Australian Financial ReviewUnfortunately, the passive resistance in the US Congress to the Trans-Pacific Partnership may not be a sign that the President Obama is offering to seriously reduce US trade barriers. More likely, it is evidence of the reluctance of many Democrats to […]Continue Reading ...
teleSUR English On Words, Deeds, the TPP and GreeceteleSUR EnglishUnion membership continues to declines as it has for decades, the health care system remains a huge scandal compared to other rich countries, and Obama is now trying to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – “NAFTA on steroids” to steal … and more »Continue Reading ...
teleSUR English On Words, Deeds, the TPP and GreeceteleSUR EnglishUnion membership continues to declines as it has for decades, the health care system remains a huge scandal compared to other rich countries, and Obama is now trying to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – “NAFTA on steroids” to steal …Continue Reading ...
Center for Research on Globalization “Wag the Dog” Mass Killing, Race Wars and Gun Confiscation Obscure Sleight …Center for Research on GlobalizationAccording toArticle 1, Section 8 of the Constitution only US Congress has the power to “regulate Commerce with foreign Nations.” Actually only five of the 29 TPP chapters that virtually no one has access […]Continue Reading ...
Will TPP Doom us to Mystery Meat?Huffington PostDid any notice? The same day when the TPP trade agreement was initially blocked in Congress, the House of Representatives voted to overturn rules requiring country-of-origin labeling for meat. So if this reversal passes, we may have no idea if beef …Continue Reading ...
International Business Times Hillary Clinton And Trans-Pacific Partnership: Obama Aide Calls Her Out On TPP …International Business TimesDemocrats have come together in a high-profile rejection of giving U.S. President Barack Obama broad trade negotiation authority on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and it makes political sense that Clinton has more or less done the same in […]Continue Reading ...
International Business Times Ralston: Hillary Was Uneasy Talking About TPA, ‘Trying to Massage’ TPP HistoryBreitbart NewsBut if you watched her body language and how she answered that last question, that came after a fairly lengthy discussion of trade and TPP and TPA, she paused. She did not expect me to ask what she would have […]Continue Reading ...
RT 75% of Canadians have ‘never heard of TPP‘ – pollRTThe majority of Canadians don’t know that their government is negotiating with 11 other countries in one of the biggest international free trade deals known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a recent poll suggests. The poll was conducted by the …Continue Reading ...
RT Clinton breaks with Obama, opposes ‘fast-track’ trade authority as bill heads …RTDemocratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has come out against “fast-track” approval powers sought by the White House that would allow only the Executive Branch to negotiate trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership. President Barack …Ralston: Hillary Was Uneasy Talking About TPA, ‘Trying to […]Continue Reading ...
Todd: Clinton ‘In a Real Box Here’ on TPP, ‘Trying To Have It Both Ways’Washington Free BeaconClinton said during an interview that she would be a no vote on trade promotion authority legislation that would give President Obama fast-track authority on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. “She is trying to have it both ways. […]Continue Reading ...
Toronto Star TPP means more jobs for Md.Baltimore SunTPP will link the United States with 11 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region that together make up nearly 40 percent of the world’s GDP and about a third of global trade. The Asia-Pacific will soon account for two thirds of the world’s middle …Just what is […]Continue Reading ...
rabble.ca Chalk one up for democracy: US wins victory over TPP trade dealrabble.caThe U.S.! History is cruel. It happened last week. President Barack Obama backed the latest in free trade, the Trans-Pacific Partnership — or TPP. The august Senate backed him. But the House of Representatives, the elected body nearest the people … and more »Continue Reading ...
rabble.ca Chalk one up for democracy: US rejects TPP trade dealrabble.caThe U.S.! History is cruel. It happened last week. President Barack Obama backed the latest in free trade, the Trans-Pacific Partnership — or TPP. The august Senate backed him. But the House of Representatives, the elected body nearest the people … and more »Continue Reading ...
TheNewsTribune.com TPP would make it easier to export US productsTheNewsTribune.comSo the five additional countries the partnership would cover (Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand and Vietnam) only amount to 18 percent of the U.S. trade within the TPP, or about $290 billion, split between exports of $91 billion and imports of $199 …Continue Reading ...
TPP comes off life support, as US ‘fast-track’ vote loomsScoop.co.nz (press release)June 19 (BusinessDesk) – The fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment pact may be known as early as next Wednesday, US time, after a vote in the US Congress last night endorsed the elusive ‘fast-track authority’ that President Barack … and more »Continue Reading ...
ABC Online TPP fast track takes a step forward and half a step back in US CongressABC Online“Since other TPP governments have refused to finalise the negotiations without fast track, this means TPP negotiations between Australia the US, Japan and nine other countries are still on hold, and the TPP trade ministers’ meeting tentatively set […]Continue Reading ...
Every year, over a thousand 18-35-year-old Canadians travel to New Zealand on a working holiday visa. The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce Job Bank provides an opportunity to connect Australian and New Zealand employers with Canadian working holidaymakers as they embark upon journeys-of-a-lifetime. Many Canadians would go to New Zealand after their working holiday in Australia. These travellers […]
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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