KTIC Lawmaker says House TPP Vote Could Take Place This SpringKTICHouse floor consideration and a vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement could occur in late spring or early summer following the release of a U.S. International Trade Commission report on the impact of the trade agreement on the U.S. … and more »Continue Reading ...
Reichert to take detective’s approach to TPP reviewPoliticoREICHERT TO TAKE DETECTIVE’S APPROACH TO TPP REVIEW: Rep. Dave Reichert, the new chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee’s trade panel, told Pro Trade’s Doug Palmer that he expects to get to the point where he has “a gut feeling” …Continue Reading ...
TPP Strengthens Controversial IP ArbitrationIntellectual Property WatchThe US government has been less than candid about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. While the agreement was being negotiated, the US Trade Representative stated that a much-criticized arbitration process included in the TPP would not apply to intellectual …Continue Reading ...
The Diplomat Abe Touts the TPP in Battle to Define the Regional OrderThe DiplomatJapan wants to turn the TPP into the model for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Japan-China-South Korea FTA, while China wants these trade agreements to be modeled on the China-South Korea FTA signed in June this …Joining RCEP, TPP, AIIB […]Continue Reading ...
Asahi Shimbun VOX POPULI: TPP could land genetically modified salmon on Japanese dinner tablesAsahi ShimbunBut we would be better advised to watch closely what is happening in the United States, which played the leading role in the negotiations that led to a recent agreement on the TPP. Opponents are calling the genetically engineered salmon “Frankenfish.Continue Reading ...
ACCC concerned over Trans-Pacific Partnership IP provisionsComputerworld AustraliaAlthough the ACCC noted government claims that signing up to the TPP will not require changes to Australian IP law, the organisation said an equal or potentially even more important consideration is “to what extent the TPP might impede Australia from … and more »Continue Reading ...
AsiaOne State-enterprises under threat if Indonesia joins TPP: ExpertsAsiaOneWhether Indonesia should join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a topic of debate among the public but some economists have said that based on available trade data, joining the TPP may bring benefits to the country. Berly Martawardaya, an …Continue Reading ...
Viet Nam News TPP, AEC seek increased growth in farming exportsViet Nam NewsHA NOI (VNS) — Exports of Vietnamese agricultural, forestry and fishery products would be aided by the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and the enactment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). According to experts speaking at a seminar on … and more »Continue Reading ...
Asian Correspondent Will the TPP Free Trade Agreement have a negative effect on Thailand?Asian CorrespondentAFTER five years of secretive negotiations, the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were recently agreed on by the 12 countries involved: US, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru.Continue Reading ...
How the TPP could impact regulation of everything from cars to medical devicesVoxThe Trans-Pacific Partnership, a mammoth deal the Obama administration finished negotiating last month, doesn’t just deal with trade in physical goods. It also establishes a number of new rules governing how countries from Canada to Vietnam regulate …Continue Reading ...
CBC.ca Expect influx of foreign workers, professionals under TPP, experts sayCBC.caThe Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement has significant implications for the movement of workers to and from Canada, with experts predicting it will open the Canadian labour market to a new wave of foreign workers. That influx may or may not be offset …Five groups that could […]Continue Reading ...
Iowa Farmer Today Ag groups tout TPP advantagesIowa Farmer TodayGrain flows onto a barge for transportation to markets around the world. New language about biotechnology in the recently approved Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement is a victory for the grain industry, according to the National Corn …Continue Reading ...
Sydney Morning Herald Trans-Pacific Partnership is a fizzerSydney Morning HeraldThe Trans-Pacific Partnership text confirms the federal government’s rampant over-selling of the economic benefits to Australia. While heralded by a few, mainly food exporters for opening foreign markets, any benefits from the TPP to our economic … and more »Continue Reading ...
Warwick Post Aubin: Capitalism Trumps Constitution Under TPPWarwick PostEditor’s note: The following op/ed piece follows on an earlier commentary posted to The Providence Journal’s website Oct. 17: Since my recent Op-Ed posted to the Providence Journal, the Trans Pacific Partnership TPP has been released in its entirety …Continue Reading ...
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription) Marty Chase: Intellectual property of drug companies is TPP’s weak spotCharleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)While pharmaceutical companies — and American trade negotiators — strive to protect intellectual property rights under the Trans-Pacific Partnership, people in other countries worry that the deal is too protective. These Indian protesters in July …Obama to get TPP deal […]Continue Reading ...
The Australian Financial Review TPP hits business thievesThe Australian Financial ReviewCorporate thieves and cyber hackers misappropriating “trade secrets” like advanced manufacturing methods, drug making processes and the formula used to make Coca Cola will face criminal sanctions in the 12 TPP countries including Australia.Another TPP Loser? Canadian Trades WorkersTheTyee.caLetter: Join Sanders in backing farmers, oppose […]Continue Reading ...
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription) W.Va. senators, representatives skeptical of TPPCharleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)President Barack Obama (center) and other leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries pose for a photo in Manila on Nov. 18, before the start of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. The leaders are (left to right) Japan Prime Minister …Obama to get TPP deal through […]Continue Reading ...
Jakarta Post State-enterprises under threat if Indonesia joins TPP: ExpertsJakarta PostBerly Martawardaya, an economist with the Institute for Development of Economic and Finance (INDEF), said that out the 12 current members of the TPP, all them had formed free trade agreements (FTAs) with Indonesia, except the US, Canada, Mexico and …Continue Reading ...
Dubois criticizes TPP at Paris forumAlbany Times Union (blog)Solidarity Committee member Susan Dubois criticized the Trans-Pacific Partnership for its potential environmental impact on Saturday at a climate change forum in Albany. Through that pact, corporations can object to countries’ laws if they block profits.Continue Reading ...
Center for Research on Globalization The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP): America’s “Economic War” Against Asia And …Center for Research on GlobalizationThe end of the negotiations on the principal points of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), after six years of negotiation and two additional years for its complete consolidation, marks a new configuration of free trade […]Continue Reading ...
What the TPP Means for Small BusinessesFortuneIt’s the largest tax cut on American exports in a generation, slashing over 18,000 individual taxes on the products American manufacturers make, American farmers grow, and American innovators create. By cutting those foreign taxes, the TPP will help …Continue Reading ...
The Hill Five groups that hold the fate of TPPThe HillRepublican leaders, a tight coalition of Democrats and a diverse range of business groups — all of whom worked hard to pass trade promotion authority (TPA) this summer — are needed to push through the massive 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) …Continue Reading ...
The Malaysian Insider TPP, vaping, 1MDB among hot topics in Dewan RakyatThe Malaysian InsiderAmong the issues that were contested at this week’s Dewan Rakyat sitting were the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the sale of e-cigarettes and the selling of 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s power assets. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, November 28, 2015.Continue Reading ...
TheTyee.ca Another TPP Loser? Canadian Trades WorkersTheTyee.caThe text of the TPP document is vast and has not been publicly released by the Government of Canada. In fairness, the Trudeau government has not made a public decision or announcement regarding TPP, as it was the previous government that steered …Letter: Join Sanders in backing farmers, oppose devastating […]Continue Reading ...
Letter: Join Sanders in backing farmers, oppose devastating TPPQuad-Cities OnlineBernie Sanders is against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Few are aware that NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), a trade deal that came before the TPP, has made us uncompetitive in the world economy and killed most of our manufacturing …Continue Reading ...
Bangkok Post Japan to help Thailand join TPP trade bloc, Somkid says | Bangkok Post: businessBangkok Post“Thailand is very curious about the TPP which potentially offers vast opportunities,” Mr Somkid said. “Japanese investors have also expressed concerns to us over Thailand’s stance on whether to join the TPP because they fear that if we refuse […]Continue Reading ...
3News NZ Obama to get TPP deal through Congress, ambassador says3News NZUS President Barack Obama will get the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal through Congress, the US ambassador to New Zealand says. Mr Obama has said he’s confident the US Congress will ratify the 12-nation TPP, which aims to liberalise 40 percent of … and more »Continue Reading ...
APEC Summit Reaffirms Commitment to FTAAP Through TPPThe New AmericanThe Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit, held earlier this month in Manila, Philippines, reaffirmed its member-states’ commitment to the proposed Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP) through the implementation of regional “trade” … and more »Continue Reading ...
AlterNet 3 Ways the TPP Will Hurt the Climate — If We Let It PassAlterNetIn many ways, the TPP is a broad attack on locally based economies that protect the climate and support renewable energy. Instead, the agreement tilts the playing field in favor of multinational corporations and financial institutions. Fortunately, it … and more »Continue Reading ...
ValueWalk TPP Trade Deal Benefits Japan, Says Soc Gen, But More Needed to Grow EconomyValueWalkThe Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal will be a significant boon to the Japanese, research from Societe General says, with a particular benefit to the island nation’s export industry. The boost to Japan from a trade deal comes at a […]Continue Reading ...
Thailand says “highly likely” it will seek TPP membershipNew Straits Times OnlineTOKYO: Thailand is “highly likely” to seek membership of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) but would first need to weigh up the impact of the free-trade accord on its export-led economy, a deputy prime minister said on Friday. The pact currently has …Continue Reading ...
Channel News Asia Thailand ‘highly likely’ to decide to join TPP: Deputy PMChannel News AsiaTOKYO: Thailand is “highly likely” to seek membership of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) but would first need to weigh up the impact of the free-trade accord on its export-led economy, a deputy prime minister said on Friday. The pact currently has […]Continue Reading ...
Reuters Thailand says ‘highly likely’ it will seek TPP membershipReutersTOKYO Thailand is “highly likely” to seek membership of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) but would first need to weigh up the impact of the free-trade accord on its export-led economy, a deputy prime minister said on Friday. The pact currently has …Thailand ‘highly likely’ to decide […]Continue Reading ...
Jokowi sees benefits from joining TPP pactJakarta PostSpeaking at the BNI-Kompas 100 CEO Forum on Thursday, Jokowi said joining free trade agreements such as the TPP would prompt Indonesia to improve the standard and quality of its products to ensure that it would be able to compete in the global market.Continue Reading ...
CBC.ca TPP and Canada’s misunderstood dairy industry: Don PittisCBC.caAs hugely profitable companies from Bell to the banks continue to lay off employees in a quest to squeeze out higher profits, it is a reminder that market driven efficiency, including in Canada’s dairy industry, can have a dark side. So far it appears …Federal government reviews […]Continue Reading ...
SMEs Need To Proactively Prepare For TPP – Analystsmalaysiandigest.comKUALA LUMPUR — The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement is the best platform to spur the growth of the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector as it provides a healthy competition in local and international markets. Hence, local SMEs need to be …Continue Reading ...
Thailand ‘highly likely’ to decide to join TPP – deputy prime ministerReuters UKTOKYO Thailand is “highly likely” to decide to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal (TPP), Thai deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said on Friday. “Thailand is highly interested in joining TPP …,” he told a news conference in … and more »Continue Reading ...
Malay Mail Online DAP claims TPP side deal will risk job security for blue- and white-collar …Malay Mail OnlineDAP’s Charles Santiago says outsourced workers do not have security of tenure nor social protections. — File picPETALING JAYA, Nov 27 — The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) side agreement on labour between Malaysia and the US will expose […]Continue Reading ...
Nikkei Asian Review C. Fred Bergsten The Trans-Pacific Partnership and JapanNikkei Asian ReviewThe Trans-Pacific Partnership is the most important trade agreement in world history, in both economic and geopolitical terms. It incorporates 40% of the global economy, including its largest and third-largest countries. It will increase the income of … and more »Continue Reading ...
To TPP or not to TPPCowichan Valley CitizenI’ve written to this paper in the recent past about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement which the former Harper government had negotiated — in total secrecy — and signed shortly before they lost power. Now the Trudeau Liberals have … and more »Continue Reading ...
Manitoba Co-operator Liberals review TPP compensationWestern Producer (subscription)MANILA, Phillipines (Reuters) — The new Liberal government is reviewing a $4.3 billion package designed to compensate farmers for losses they might incur under a new Pacific trade deal, trade minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters. Freeland’s …Federal government reviews TPP compensation to dairy sectorManitoba Co-operator all 2 news […]Continue Reading ...
Manitoba Co-operator Federal government reviews TPP compensation to dairy sectorManitoba Co-operatorCompensation for dairy and other affected sectors would be decided later. Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has already said he had no objections to the TPP deal or the proposed compensation package for farmers. The government has yet to say how …Liberals review TPP compensationWestern Producer (subscription) […]Continue Reading ...
China trade pacts prioritized over TPP: economics ministerChina PostTAIPEI — Economics Minister John Chen-chung Deng (鄧振中) said Thursday that Taiwan prioritizes a trade-in-goods agreement with China over the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the moment, adding that he hopes talks on the trade pact with … and more »Continue Reading ...
Not too fast on TPPPhilippine StarPresident Aquino was reported to have lobbied President Obama for US support to our bid for inclusion in the Trans Pacific Partnership or TPP and got a polite response. Secretaries Purisima of Finance and Domingo of Trade and Industry both emphasized …Continue Reading ...
New Straits Times Online TPP provides challenges, opportunities for life sciences companiesLexology (registration)On November 5, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement between twelve Pacific Rim nations representing nearly 40% of global GDP. The complex document spans more than 6,000 …TPP is Secret No MoreAgWeb (blog)Japan government […]Continue Reading ...
Shahrir Samad confident of local Act protecting citizens’ data from TPPThe Edge MarketsKUALA LUMPUR (Nov 26): Although there are concerns that Malaysians’ personal data protection might be at risk once the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement has been signed, one should not forget that the country’s data protection laws are quite …Continue Reading ...
TODAYonline Malaysia Socialist Party allege wrongdoing in reaching TPP agreementTODAYonlineKUALA LUMPUR — Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) lodged a police report against the prime minister and minister in charge of international trade over the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), urging police to probe the authorities for possible …TPP a blatant money/power grabGisborne HeraldAccess to countries without trade […]Continue Reading ...
Nikkei Asian Review Japan plans ¥3 trillion additional budget to prepare farmers for TPP, help …The Japan TimesThe extra budget is intended to fund measures to help farmers cope with the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact and to fund programs to create a society in which all citizens can play an active role, an initiative […]Continue Reading ...
New Straits Times Online Eight reasons why Malaysia should be part of TPPNew Straits Times OnlineJayasiri, who is also deputy secretary general (strategy and monitoring) at the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, was speaking at a forum on “What Does the TPP Mean for Malaysia” organised by the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI).TPP […]Continue Reading ...
The Japan Times Potential future Japan leader Koizumi Jr. needs to sell TPP to fuming farmersThe Japan TimesDiet member Shinjiro Koizumi faced a dilemma when a group of farmers angry over the government’s trade policy and aware of his dislike of tomatoes handed him a bag of them to try. “Actually, I don’t like raw […]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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