Deliberations continue over TPP fine printNewstalk ZBThe finer points of the Trans Pacific Partnership are being deliberated and commentators say all countries remain keen to get the deal over the line. Trade ministers from 12 countries are meeting in Atlanta to discuss new incentives to get the deal signed. and more »Continue Reading ...
Lawmakers push for ‘meaningful’ sugar market access in TPP: letterReuters UKLed by Republican Representative Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania and Democrat Earl Blumenauer from Oregon, the legislators are urging Froman to seek a Trans-Pacific Partnership pact with “commercially meaningful liberalization” of sugar trade, according to … and more »Continue Reading ...
Cancer Patient Disrupts TPP NegotiationsScoop.co.nz (press release)Today in Atlanta, cancer patient Zahara Heckscher was arrested after disrupting the negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in a protest aimed at maintaining access to affordable cancer medicines in the 12 countries affected by the trade …Continue Reading ...
Hill Times (subscription) Ag Minister Ritz blames media for weakening Canada’s negotiating power on TPPHill Times (subscription)There were reports this week TPP negotiations between 12 Pacific countries that could lead to the largest free-trade zone in the world were near completion and an agreement or agreement in principle might be announced by Friday, the day […]Continue Reading ...
The Globe and Mail Canada’s trade minister pushing for TPP deal at Atlanta talksThe Globe and MailConservative Leader Stephen Harper has defended his government’s willingness to remain at the TPP negotiations with less than three weeks before election day, even though, as he’s already acknowledged, some in the auto sector may not like the final […]Continue Reading ...
Asia Society (blog) Rudd, Key talk rugby, flag and TPPYahoo7 NewsThere was some serious business discussed, with Mr Key suggesting the mega Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal between Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada and eight other Pacific Rim nations could be completed at meetings in Atlanta this week.John Key talks up TPP to Asia Society […]Continue Reading ...
The Edge Markets Business, ag groups urge TPP nations to avoid exclusionsThe HillThey argue in a letter sent to all 12 nations late Monday that allowing exclusions in the TPP invites countries to put “unscientific, discriminatory or otherwise unfair and illegitimate” restrictions on products and sectors. TPP negotiations are aiming …Froman says US won’t rush […]Continue Reading ...
The Edge Markets Malaysian politics Kuala Lumpur faces new hurdles to TPP consensusNikkei Asian ReviewKUALA LUMPUR — As ministers from 12 Asia-Pacific countries attempt to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations in Atlanta, pact member Malaysia is hurrying to convince domestic stakeholders of the importance of the free trade deal.Pakatan Harapan urges Obama to re-evaluate ties […]Continue Reading ...
CBC.ca TPP trade talks do not violate election caretaker convention, Joe Oliver saysCBC.caMulcair calls on Harper not to sign a TPP deal. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair called on Harper not to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership during the election campaign. “The Conservative government has no mandate to sign a trade deal three weeks before election …Joe Oliver […]Continue Reading ...
Future of Canadian Sugar Industry Dependent on Outcome of TPP NegotiationsMarketWatchATLANTA, GEORGIA, Sep 30, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Canadian sugar industry representatives are in Atlanta this week as countries seeking a 21st century Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement try to wrap up negotiations. Decisions made … and more »Continue Reading ...
Toronto Sun Five questions about the big TPP negotiationsToronto SunThe auto workers’ union, however, warns of a potential jobs bloodbath. Unifor estimates that rules proposed in the latest round would kill 24% of Canada’s auto jobs, by allowing tariff-free cars to include parts sourced mostly from non-TPP countries …Canada’s trade minister pushing for TPP deal […]Continue Reading ...
Southland Times TPP tally emphatically bad – letterSouthland TimesWe need some quite complex arithmetic done on the potential of the TPP dealings, while we weigh them up against the losses we know of. Overnight, the price of a drug used for treating people living with HIV/AIDS jumped 5500 per cent, and is the type of … […]Continue Reading ...
Huffington Post Canada Joe Oliver Defends TPP Talks During ‘Caretaker’ PeriodHuffington Post CanadaOliver is rejecting suggestions that the government’s continued pursuit of the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership is a violation of the so-called “caretaker convention,” which is supposed to limit the government activity during an election period. At … and more »Continue Reading ...
Oliver defends TPP talks in ‘caretaker’ periodHamilton SpectatorOliver is rejecting suggestions that the government’s continued pursuit of the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership is a violation of the so-called “caretaker convention,” which is supposed to limit the government activity during an election period. At … and more »Continue Reading ...
How TPP Would Affect Canada’s Auto SectorHuffington Post CanadaATLANTA — Rob Wildeboer is proud of his car-parts company’s growing international presence, which includes one new plant in China and another on the way. He’s excited about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the big trade deal that could be reached this …TPP: Winners and losers in Canadian autoWaterloo RecordWinners […]Continue Reading ...
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation John Key talks up TPP to Asia Society in NYTVNZPrime Minister John Key has used a speech at the Asia Society in New York today to talk up the benefits of the TPP free trade, which could be signed this week. Prime Minister John Key speaking to the Asia Society in New […]Continue Reading ...
NZ’s Key says TPP may be sealed this weekNEWS.com.au… 12 Pacific Rim nations, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US, are meeting in Atlanta in an attempt to hash out what would become the largest trade zone deal in history. Originally published as NZ’s Key says TPP may be sealed this …Continue Reading ...
Cato Institute A Strong Fair Use Provision Could Help Balance the TPP’s Copyright RulesCato InstituteNegotiators from the 12 countries of the nearly completed Trans-Pacific Partnership are meeting this week in Atlanta to find agreement on remaining contentious issues. The meeting offers the United States one more opportunity to correct its past …Continue Reading ...
The Japan News TPP chief negotiators see progress in Atlanta talksThe Japan NewsJiji Press ATLANTA (Jiji Press) — Progress was made in just ended Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talks here by chief negotiators from the 12 member countries, TPP minister Akira Amari said Tuesday. Amari, visiting Atlanta for a TPP ministerial …Continue Reading ...
CTV News Winners and losers: How TPP would affect Canada’s auto sectorCTV NewsATLANTA — Rob Wildeboer is proud of his car-parts company’s growing international presence, which includes one new plant in China and another on the way. He’s excited about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the big trade deal that could be reached this … and more »Continue Reading ...
CBC.ca TPP ministers back at table as Canada preps final offer on dairy, autosCBC.caHow badly do Stephen Harper’s Conservatives want Canada to be part of this week’s anticipated Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal? We’re about to find out, less than three weeks before the election. Ministers from the 12 Pacific Rim countries today …TPP: Currency Manipulation […]Continue Reading ...
CBC.ca Canada, Mexico share concerns about TPP impact to auto industryCBC.caIt’s a concern that manufacturers in Mexico and Canada share, when it comes to the TPP — though some Canadian auto companies have spoken out in favour of the deal. “Now Mexico, who a lot of people in the auto industry see as a threat […]Continue Reading ...
GlobalAtlanta Japan, U.S. agree to aim for conclusion of TPP talks this weekThe Japan TimesBiden and Abe agreed that their negotiating teams for the Trans-Pacific Partnership would work closely together “with the goal of resolving the limited number of outstanding issues at the upcoming ministers meeting in Atlanta,” according to the White …Japan mulls extra […]Continue Reading ...
Winners and losers: How TPP would affect different parts of Canadian auto sectorTimes Colonist“I can’t see the export of parts made in Canada to TPP partners other than the U.S. and Mexico growing … At the same time parts from other TPP partners or third countries are likely to displace some Canadian-made parts used in […]Continue Reading ...
TPP negotiations continue in AtlantaFarm Futures“Every day that TPP is not concluded and set into action is another day we’re going to be behind,” Baucus said, citing agreements other countries have developed outside of the TPP. “We really, really need our negotiators to go ahead and solidify a good …Jolley: NCBA says let’s do the TPP […]Continue Reading ...
SteinbachOnline.com Green Party Ag Critic Calls TPP A ShamSteinbachOnline.comWith Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks resuming in Atlanta this week, the Green Party of Canada is calling the massive trade deal a sham. Green Party ag critic Kate Storey, a Manitoba farmer, says while Greens want trade, they want different deals … and more »Continue Reading ...
Nikkei Asian Review Abe, Biden agree to work together to conclude TPP talks possibly this weekThe Japan TimesBiden and Abe agreed that their negotiating teams for the Trans-Pacific Partnership would work closely together “with the goal of resolving the limited number of outstanding issues at the upcoming ministers meeting in Atlanta,” according to the White […]Continue Reading ...
Newstalk ZB Exports in spotlight for tense TPP agendaNewstalk ZBMeanwhile this current round of Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations is being labelled make-or-break for the deal. Trade Minister Tim Groser is heading to Atlanta later this week, and dairy concessions are once again expected to be a major stumbling …Continue Reading ...
Radio New Zealand Little progress on dairy, autos in Atlanta TPP trade talks – NZ officialReutersTrade ministers from the 12 countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership are due to meet in Atlanta on Wednesday and are on the cusp of sealing the biggest trade deal in a generation, cutting trade barriers and setting common standards for […]Continue Reading ...
The Australian Financial Review Japan mulls extra proposal for US rice imports to help clinch TPPJapan TodayWith talks ongoing since Saturday between chief negotiators from the United States, Japan and 10 other countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal in Atlanta, the two countries appear to remain at odds over rice, Japan’s heavily protected …White […]Continue Reading ...
CTV News Five questions about the big TPP negotiationsCTV NewsUnifor estimates that rules proposed in the latest round would kill 24 per cent of Canada’s auto jobs, by allowing tariff-free cars to include parts sourced mostly from non-TPP countries like China. The government calls such calculus moot — after all …The unexpected upshot of John […]Continue Reading ...
Woodstock Sentinel Review News Woodstock & RegionWoodstock Sentinel ReviewLocal farmers and autoworkers are getting antsy as rumblings about the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations increase. The free trade agreement has been a huge point of contention for workers in the agriculture and automotive sectors – both mainstays … and more »Continue Reading ...
Pharmaceutical Gremlin Martin Shkreli Is Nothing Compared to the TPPMotherboardBut similarly steep price hikes for certain kinds of drugs may become the norm around the globe once the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal is signed, a new report from the South Centre, an intergovernmental policy think tank based in … and more »Continue Reading ...
Pharmaceutical Gremlin Martin Shkreli Is Nothing Compared to the TPPMotherboardBut similarly steep price hikes for certain kinds of drugs may become the norm around the globe once the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal is signed, a new report from the South Centre, an intergovernmental policy think tank based in …Continue Reading ...
CBC.ca TPP trade deal will be decided by Canadians, not ‘foreigners,’ Harper saysCBC.caTomorrow, International Trade Minister Ed Fast will join the Canadian delegation in Atlanta for two days of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Conservatives hope to close the deal that would establish the world’s biggest free-trade zone just …The unexpected upshot of John […]Continue Reading ...
Globalnews.ca Farmers bring tractors, cows to Parliament Hill to express TPP fearsGlobalnews.caTractors lined the street in front of Parliament Hill, cows were led up and down the road, and milk was splashed on the street as dairy farmers rallied in Ottawa to express their concerns about Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks. The farmers want to …Dairy […]Continue Reading ...
Louisbourg Seafoods Supports Government’s Efforts to Conclude TPP NegotiationsMarketWatchWe look forward to the TPP agreement that will increase market access for Canadian seafood with 11 countries in one of the world’s most dynamic economic regions. It will drive investment in our industry and create full time, durable jobs in Atlantic … and more »Continue Reading ...
CBC.ca Tractors, cows take over Ottawa, Parliament Hill as dairy farmers protest TPPCBC.caDairy farmers from eastern Ontario took their tractors and cattle to Parliament Hill to protest possible dairy concessions in the soon-to-be-signed Trans-Pacific Partnership. The farmers rolled down a busy Bank Street in downtown Ottawa on Tuesday, one …Farmers bring tractors, cows to Parliament […]Continue Reading ...
CBC.ca Tractors, cows take over Ottawa, Parliament Hill as dairy farmers protest TPPCBC.caDairy farmers from eastern Ontario took their tractors to town to protest on Parliament Hill regarding possible dairy concessions in the soon-to-be-signed Trans-Pacific Partnership. The farmers rolled down a busy Bank Street in downtown Ottawa on …Continue Reading ...
The illusion of a ‘golden balance’: Access to medicines and the TPP — Fifa …Malay Mail OnlineThis game, the 18th round of negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (hereinafter TPP), did not happen in the environment described in the above book, out in the open, obscured only, perhaps, by the glistening fronds of palm trees. […]Continue Reading ...
Center for Research on Globalization The TPP and Canada: Playing the FoolCenter for Research on GlobalizationFundamentally, the TPP is an American dominated program which, paradoxically, hollows out the partners it seeks to bring along, even as it hopes to retain ascendancy. It is a form of plunder by stealth, featuring an imposition of controls, be […]Continue Reading ...
Forbes China, Russia, US : Looming Face-Off In Asia Over TPP With Korea At The VortexForbesWithin the past week or so we’ve seen President Obama facing off against the leaders of two of the world’s most powerful countries with interests from eastern Europe to the middle east, South and Southeast Asia, and on around to […]Continue Reading ...
GlobalAtlanta Time to say no to shameful TPP trade-offsThe AgeTrans-Pacific Partnership Trade Ministers’ talks between the US, Australia, Japan and nine other Pacific Rim countries are set to resume on September 30 in Atlanta, Georgia in a final attempt to complete the deal before the Canadian elections in mid …Froman says US won’t rush TPP […]Continue Reading ...
Froman says US won’t rush TPP dealPoliticoFROMAN: U.S. WON’T RUSH TPP DEAL — U.S. trade officials are talking up the benefits of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement even before it’s complete. But they’re also pushing back at any suggestion they’ll rush to get the pact done in … and more »Continue Reading ...
Time to say no to shameful TPP trade-offsSydney Morning HeraldTrans-Pacific Partnership Trade Ministers’ talks between the US, Australia, Japan and nine other Pacific Rim countries are set to resume on September 30 in Atlanta, Georgia in a final attempt to complete the deal before the Canadian elections in mid …Continue Reading ...
The Australian Financial Review Time to say no to shameful TPP trade-offsThe Canberra TimesTrans-Pacific Partnership Trade Ministers’ talks between the US, Australia, Japan and nine other Pacific Rim countries are set to resume on September 30 in Atlanta, Georgia in a final attempt to complete the deal before the Canadian elections in mid …White House […]Continue Reading ...
New Straits Times Online Good chance for conclusion of TPP: MustapaNew Straits Times OnlineKUALA LUMPUR: There is a 50:50 chance for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations to be concluded in the US this Thursday, says International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. “It is 50:50 with a slight edge for … and […]Continue Reading ...
CBC.ca Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal could be closed this weekCBC.caIf all goes according to plan, the government will reveal details later this week of the Trans-Pacific Partnership at briefings in different cities including Atlanta, Ga., Ottawa, and Montreal, which is hosting Friday’s French-language election debate …Conservatives line up support from auto-parts makers for TPP dealThe […]Continue Reading ...
The Malaysian Insider Mustapa to join TPP meeting in Atlanta, assures no deal yetThe Malaysian InsiderMalaysia’s possible membership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership has angered civil society and pressure groups, who urged the government to withdraw from the negotiations. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, September 29, 2015.Minister of International …Mustapa: Progress at TPP talksThe Star […]Continue Reading ...
Japan considers making new offer on U.S. rice in Atlanta TPP talksThe Japan TimesATLANTA – Japan is considering sweetening the pot for U.S. rice farmers in a bid to reach agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a source close to the matter said Monday. As talks resumed on Saturday between the United States, Japan and 10 […]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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