Windsor Star Chamber calling for delay on TPP dealWindsor StarUntil it’s clear who is the new U.S. president and whether that person will accept the Trans-Pacific Partnership as is, the local Chamber of Commerce president says Canada should hold off on a decision. “If we support it in advance of the election, we …Windsor chamber […]Continue Reading ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune Think TPP was big? Even more countries in Africa are trying to smooth tradeMinneapolis Star TribuneThe Trans-Pacific Partnership involves 12 countries in Asia and the Americas, and was the subject of headlines and heated debate. But most people have never heard of the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), which covers 26 African […]Continue Reading ...
CBC.ca Windsor chamber of commerce talks TPP, sports betting at town hallCBC.caWe know they are in their consultation mode and that’s a good thing, but maybe we should hold back on supporting or not supporting the TPP until after the U.S. federal election. Depending on who wins, there may be opportunities for renegotiation.” …Continue Reading ...
WKOW Feingold calls on Sen. Johnson to join him in opposition to TPPWKOWMADISON (WKOW) — U.S. Senate Candidate Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin) called on his opponent, incumbent Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin), to oppose the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal in a speech before the Wisconsin State …Russ Feingold calls on Ron Johnson to oppose Trans-Pacific trade […]Continue Reading ...
National Hog Farmer Report: TPP would increase net farm income by $4.4 billion annuallyNational Hog FarmerNet farm income will increase by $4.4 billion annually with passage and implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement according to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s newly released economic analysis on TPP benefits to American …Continue Reading ...
AG Week Opinion: ND delegation should vote against TPPAG WeekThe clearly desired result of the TPP is to put greater distance between the governed and those who govern. It empowers unelected regulators who cannot be recalled or voted out of office. In turn, it diminishes the power of our democracy. As a farmer …Continue Reading ...
East Asia Forum Key unfazed by US TPP attitudesNewshubJohn Key isn’t fazed by the fact that both the leading US presidential contenders oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “I take all the slogans that are made on the campaign trail with a grain of salt, to be frank,” the Prime Minister said at his post …TPP keeps […]Continue Reading ...
What Is The Real Economic Impact Of TppAmerican Action Forum (blog)The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) if ratified would be the largest trade agreement in history. As a part of the Obama Administration’s “pivot to Asia,” TPP lowers trade barriers between the U.S., Japan, and 10 other nations on the Pacific Ocean …Continue Reading ...
VOA Khmer (English) Commerce Minister Says TPP Could Help Cambodian TradeVOA Khmer (English)Sun Chanthol’s comments mark the second time Cambodian trade officials have shown support for the TPP, whose prospective members include ASEAN neighbors Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. The deal extends favorable trade conditions to …Continue Reading ...
El Paso Herald-Post (press release) (registration) (blog) Opinion: Misery in Chains: NAFTA, the TPP, and JuarezEl Paso Herald-Post (press release) (registration) (blog)Now, after NAFTA, which left 83% of the nation’s farmers without work, the Mexican government is poised to sign the TPP, for the convenience of the powerful countries, who are the only ones that […]Continue Reading ...
Hill Times (subscription) TPP concerns must be heard before Liberals consider ratificationHill Times (subscription)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals promised public consultations, but instead signed Canada onto the TPP without having done any economic impact study and refusing calls to try to negotiate a better deal for Canada. This kind of bait and switch … and […]Continue Reading ...
TPP Will Boost Farmers’ Bottom LinesHoosier Ag TodayA new economic analysis by the American Farm Bureau shows the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement now before Congress will increase farm income and exports. Farm Bureau economist Veronica Nigh says once ratified, TPP will increase farm …Continue Reading ...
Jeff Sessions Endorses Trump from Stage in Alabama, Slams TPP in Front of Crowd of 32000Citizens for Legitimate GovernmentJeff Sessions Endorses Trump from Stage in Alabama, Slams TPP in Front of Crowd of 32,000 | 28 Feb 2016 | 2016 GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump picked up the most significant endorsement any presidential candidate in […]Continue Reading ...
Australia’s national interest statement on TPP neglects capital control risksThe InterpreterThe TPP allows for a country to impose these controls, but if they need to be implemented for longer than 18 months (Iceland’s capital controls have been in place since 2008 and counting), the other parties to the agreement need to give their blessing.Continue Reading ...
Thai Health Min scrambles to study TPP’s impacts on health products and servicesThaiVisa NewsPublic Health Ministry Permanent Secretary Sophon Mekthon disclosed that a subcommittee will be studying the impacts of the TPP agreement. These issues include as access to medicine, Thai wisdom, tobacco and alcohol consumption, investment and …Continue Reading ...
Key: TPP on track despite US electionsNewshubPrime Minister John Key says he’s not worried about the fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, despite the front-running US presidential candidates expressing doubts over the deal. Mr Key says he believes Hillary Clinton will most …Continue Reading ...
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier Benefits of TPP mostly a load of bullWaterloo Cedar Falls Courier“In a set of measures to cut the impact of trade liberalization under the planned Trans-Pacific Partnership accord,” reported The Japan Times Nov. 15, “the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has included stronger support for loss-making beef and pork farmers.Liberal Think Tank […]Continue Reading ...
Xiomara Castro: Farr, Froman say TPP good for economy?Monterey County HeraldRep. Sam Farr has spoken positively about the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership’s new labor and environmental standards, but he’s fooling himself if he believes they are up to the task of protecting family-wage jobs here in California, human rights …Continue Reading ...
The Hindu Sri Lanka contemplating joining TPPThe HinduSri Lanka is “very seriously” exploring the possibility of applying to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), according to Mangala Samaraweera, Foreign Minister. The TPP, with 12 countries as members, is aimed at establishing new, market-oriented … and more »Continue Reading ...
Low balling the TPP past a complacent Canadian publicrabble.caThere can be little doubt many Canadians are complacently holding their fire on opposing the TPP until the final Parliamentary ratification two years from now. This is a wrong-headed notion and assures it will be passed. Stopping the TPP can only … and more »Continue Reading ...
The National Business Review Trump seen pushing Democrats to support TPPThe National Business ReviewSome Republicans think Mr. Trump’s opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade pact, might actually help boost its congressional support. “We might get a lot more Democrats on board under that circumstance,” mused Senate Finance …Continue Reading ...
Huffington Post The WTO Gave Environmentalists A New Reason To Oppose The TPPHuffington PostThis is exactly the kind of decision that has many environmentalists worried about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the sweeping and controversial trade agreement President Barack Obama signed in February. The agreement has not yet been approved by … and more »Continue Reading ...
Delta Farm Press Vilsack, AFBF push Congress to pass TPPDelta Farm PressThe Obama administration appears confident the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is headed for passage in Congress. That doesn’t mean, however, it won’t come without a fight as Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack admitted in a Feb. 23 press … and more »Continue Reading ...
Democracy Now! Liberal Think Tank Slams TPP’s 18000 Tax Cuts, Economists Debunk AllegationsDaily CallerThe Obama administration has been asserting the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s 18,000 tax cuts, which come in the form of tariff eliminations, will lead to reduced barriers on U.S. exports – increasing jobs, eliminating burdens on companies and creating …Cancer Patients Who Protested TPP Arraigned […]Continue Reading ...
The Diplomat Taiwan’s TPP OdysseyThe DiplomatTaiwan’s new leadership is determined to win inclusion in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but that’s easier said than done. In looking at the challenges, there’s a temptation to focus on the potential for Beijing to try to block Taiwan’s entry into the …US support for Taiwan’s TPP bid conditional on pork […]Continue Reading ...
Game Politics Disney hopes to lobby for TPP with money from its employees’ paychecksGame PoliticsThe TPP is a widely criticized trade agreement between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries that was negotiated in secret and heavily influenced by trade groups such as the Entertainment Software Association, the Motion Picture … and more »Continue Reading ...
Boing Boing New Zealand’s Prime Minister: I’ll stay in TPP’s economic suicide-pact even if the USA pulls outBoing BoingIn Canada, the new PM has looked askance at it. Despite this shakiness, NZ Prime Minister and corrupt misogynist strongman John Key is pushing ahead with a legislative agenda to get all of NZ’s TPP obligations put […]Continue Reading ...
Boing Boing New Zealand’s Prime Minister: I’ll stay in TPP’s economic suicide-pact even if the USA pulls outBoing BoingThis week, an opposition Green Party MP asked the Prime Minister if the legislation would be structured to roll back if the TPP collapses. The PM refused, saying that he would go through with the economic suicide […]Continue Reading ...
India can gain over $500 bn yearly joining TPP: Economic SurveyBusiness StandardIndia could experience export gains of more than $500 billion per year, or 60 percent increase, from joining an expanded Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) or participating in a comprehensive Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP) and the country’s … and more »Continue Reading ...
New Zealand Says Laws To Implement TPP Will Be Passed Now, Despite US Uncertainties, And Won’t Be Rolled Back …TechdirtAs Techdirt has noted, there is evidence from multiple sources that TPP will produce negligible economic benefits for most of the nations involved. Some governments are clearly well aware of this, because they are desperate to […]Continue Reading ...
euronews US support for Taiwan’s TPP bid conditional on pork issue: premierFocus Taiwan News ChannelTaipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) Premier Simon Chang (張善政) said Friday that the United States has lent “conditional” support to Taiwan’s membership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), with opening Taiwan’s market to U.S. pork being one of the conditions.Taiwan trade negotiations office […]Continue Reading ...
teleSUR English Peru’s Police Violently Clashes with Anti-TPP ProtestersteleSUR EnglishPeruvians massively took to the streets of the country’s capital Lima on Thursday to protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, an ambitious trade deal signed earlier in February aimed at opening up the market for transnational firms in …Continue Reading ...
Domestic exporters urged to restructure to utilise TPP dealViet Nam NewsDomestic exporters urged to restructure to utilise TPP deal. HA NOI (VNS) — Vietnamese exporters should restructure their production to improve profit and enjoy preferential of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), Tran Tuan Anh, deputy … and more »Continue Reading ...
Newstalk ZB Upper Hutt Council TPP resolution very disappointingScoop.co.nz (press release)“The simple reality is that TPP does not change the fundamental ability of government at all levels in New Zealand to fulfil their core functions. Arguments like ‘TPP is an attack on the sovereignty of Upper Hutt’, as was reportedly said by one …Council criticised […]Continue Reading ...
Boing Boing Disney offers to deduct contributions to its PAC from employees’ paychecks, to lobby for TPPBoing Boing“It just seems insensitive to folks that support the company but don’t necessarily support all of its priorities,” the source said. “Especially for something like TPP, which I view as particularly controversial. We do have a company position, […]Continue Reading ...
President Obama Optimistic TPP Can Be Approved This YearAgWebThe Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a multinational trade deal that has been getting lots of attention lately. As farm groups try to lobby its passage, members of Congress continue to say they won’t sign the deal under President Obama’s administration.Continue Reading ...
teleSUR English US Administration Official Warns Against Delaying TPPteleSUR English“We’re committed to keeping all the options on the table in terms of timing to maximize the chances of securing the support for TPP but at the same time delay is costly,” said Jeff Zients, director of the National Economic Council during a conference …Continue Reading ...
Los Angeles Times The jobs tradeoffs in the TPP trade dealLos Angeles TimesPresident Obama is trying to round up votes in Congress to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership before the end of his term. The White House has made approval of the 12-nation free-trade deal, which took seven years to negotiate, a top priority. But …TPP […]Continue Reading ...
NFU Contests TPP Benefits for AgAgWired“To broadly categorize agriculture as benefiting from this agreement is not giving due diligence to the serious concerns that are not addressed by TPP,” said NFU president Roger Johnson. “While access to global markets is important for American …Continue Reading ...
ICTSD Bridges News Obama Sets Sights on 2016 TPP Approval, Despite Political LandscapeICTSD Bridges NewsUS President Barack Obama said on Monday that he was “cautiously optimistic” that Congress will be able to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, pledging to submit the necessary legislation for lawmakers’ approval this year. “We’re going … and more »Continue Reading ...
The Market Mogul Will TPP Benefit the Malaysian Economy?The Market MogulEarlier this year, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was tabled and approved by the Malaysian Parliament. On the 4th of February 2016, the Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Mustapa Mohamed, led the Malaysian delegation and signed …Continue Reading ...
New Straits Times Online Malaysia joins TPP on its own termsNew Straits Times OnlinePUTRAJAYA: The government reiterates that Malaysia’s membership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement was based on its own term. International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said it did not allow … and more »Continue Reading ...
Taxpayers splurging $500k on TPP promotionTVNZThe remaining cash will cover other communications about the TPP. MFAT says it is preparing to accommodate several hundred guests in the Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington events. It said registrations “are tracking well” but didn’t respond …Continue Reading ...
Government funded TPP roadshow set to explain the deal to the nationTVNZAndrea Vance. Political Reporter. Government funded TPP roadshow set to explain the deal to the nation. 02:05. With the TPP already signed and sealed, critics are questioning if the half a million dollar sales pitch is too late? Source: ONE News … and more »Continue Reading ...
Stuff.co.nz Upper Hutt council slammed by business lobby over anti-TPP stanceStuff.co.nzUpper Hutt City Council has declared the city a “TPP-Free Zone”, prompting its mayor to condemn his colleagues’ “ultimately meaningless” political statement. The resolution against the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement – signed by …Upper Hutt City Council adopts a TPPA Free Zone policyScoop.co.nz (press […]Continue Reading ...
John Stubbs: TPP rally was a missed opportunity in Silicon ValleySan Jose Mercury NewsUnited States Trade Representative Michael Froman was in Silicon Valley recently to meet with CEOs and rally support for congressional passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) before the end of 2016. Launched in 2008 by President Bush, TPP … and more »Continue Reading ...
In These Times Trade Deals Like the TPP Are Murdering American ManufacturingIn These TimesAnd the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free trade deal among 12 countries instead of just three, would place American and Mexican workers in an even worse competition. They’d vie for jobs with forced and child labor in places like Brunei, … and […]Continue Reading ...
Japan moves closer to more muscular copyright lawsNikkei Asian ReviewThe TPP requires members to introduce a system that provides set statutory damages, additional damages, or both. Japan chose to go with statutory damages. The method for calculating the statutory damages has become a flashpoint. Currently, the proposal …Continue Reading ...
Financial Times TPP could help Vietnam sew up clothing exportsFinancial TimesVietnam looks set to become the biggest beneficiary of the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal out of the four Southeast Asian participants, the other three being Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore. The 12-country pact — covering about 40 per cent …AFBF releases economic analysis of TPPFarm […]Continue Reading ...
House Speaker Paul Ryan Demands TPP Be Renegotiated; Neglects To Mention It Was His Bill That Makes That …TechdirtHouse Speaker Paul Ryan is apparently none too pleased about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. We’re not very pleased with it either and think large sections of it should be dumped — but for very different […]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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