Aliran Monthly The empire’s new clothes? Conjuring growth from TPPAliran MonthlyThe Trans-Pacific Partnership offers very modest quantifiable benefits from trade liberalisation at best, but will undermine the public interest in favour of powerful corporate interests, says Jomo Kwame Sundaram. While the main US motivation for the …Continue Reading ...
WKBN.com Steelworkers protest TPP trade deal in DCWKBN.comWASHINGTON- Nearly 700 members of the United Steelworkers union came to Capitol Hill this week to lobby against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, saying the proposal is hurting American jobs. The TPP is an agreement that involves 12 Pacific … and more »Continue Reading ...
Farm Groups Against TPPRFD-TVMany ag groups say the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is crucial for ag trade and our ag economy — but not all farm groups agree. This week, more than 160 farm, food, and faith groups sent a letter to congress asking it to reject the TPP and to stand … and more »Continue Reading ...
Washington Post (blog) TPP opponents are ignoring national securityWashington Post (blog)Right Turn has obtained a copy of a letter from eight former defense secretaries sent to House and Senate majority and minority leaders imploring them on national security grounds to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership. TPP, they argue, “is an …The Geopolitical Necessity of TradeCommentary Magazine […]Continue Reading ...
Sputnik International Australian Ex-Prime Minister Warns Against Allowing TPP to Divide RegionSputnik InternationalIf implemented, the TPP free trade agreement will encompass 40 percent of the global economy. Critics of the TPP agreement claim it undermines domestic companies, laws, regulations and institutions through an extra-judicial process that stacks the deck … and more »Continue Reading ...
Panetta: TPP could be dead after this yearPoliticoPANETTA: TPP COULD BE DEAD AFTER THIS YEAR: Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday he saw a “very low probability” of the Trans-Pacific Partnership ever becoming law if Congress does not pass the agreement before the end of this …Continue Reading ...
3DPrint.com President Obama Opened Hannover Messe with a Pitch for TPP and a Shoutout to 3D Printing in the US3DPrint.comObama also took the time to push for a quick resolution of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TPP), the controversial free trade agreement between the US and the 28 countries that make up the European […]Continue Reading ...
TPP & TTIP Bring Change CloserLexology (registration)TPP and TTIP are especially critical, as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and its Doha round remain at a standstill, with little chance for progress. Together, these two agreements will set the rules of the road for trade in the 21st century and …Continue Reading ...
The Globe and Mail Canada can offer the US TPP support for a new softwood lumber dealThe Globe and MailSo why not give Mr. Obama a little help to get the TPP moving? A grateful outgoing President with a legacy secured could be just the ticket Canada needs to reach a new agreement on softwood […]Continue Reading ...
CBC.ca Building Understanding About the TPPThe New AmericanLong before many Americans were aware of the Obama administration-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership, much less concerned about it, The New American devoted an entire issue of the magazine (our September 2, 2013 issue) to sounding the alarm …Farmers and Ranchers to Congress: Reject the TPP!Food and Water WatchTPP: Public consultations […]Continue Reading ...
Coalition Opposes TPP AgreementWNAXA coalition of 160 farm and food groups are asking Congress to vote against the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement. Minnesota Congressman Rick Nolan, member of the House Agriculture Committee, says he’s urging a no vote on the TPP because it …Continue Reading ...
Bangkok Post Farmers and Ranchers to Congress: Reject the TPP!Food and Water WatchThere has been plenty of effusive promotion about the so-called “benefits” of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), but in reality the deal is a huge boon to big agribusiness and food companies. Indeed, corporations including ConAgra, Hormel, Kraft …160+ Farm and Food Groups Ask […]Continue Reading ...
Nikkei Asian Review Kumamoto quake relief puts Japan’s TPP debate on holdNikkei Asian ReviewAbe had hoped to ratify the TPP during the current parliamentary session, but that appears unlikely. Friction between his ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the opposition over the TPP bills had brought deliberations to a halt. Now, both sides are … and […]Continue Reading ...
South China Morning Post Barack Obama expected to reiterate benefits of TPP when he visits Vietnam next monthSouth China Morning PostNoting that the Trans-Pacific Partnership can offer business opportunities for Vietnam, which has a growing middle class, and benefit both Washington and Hanoi, Earnest said: “The president will certainly highlight that win-win when he travels […]Continue Reading ...
INZBC and NZIRI co-hosts public lectures focussing on TPPScoop.co.nz (press release)India New Zealand Business Council and The New Zealand India Research Institute co-hosted public lectures at Victoria University of Wellington on 21st April, 2016. These public lectures focused on Trans-Pacific Partnership and its impacts for both New …Continue Reading ...
Bangkok Post Farmers vow protests if TPP gets nod | Bangkok Post: newsBangkok PostThe NFC will submit a petition to the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry to oppose joining the TPP and to convey farmers’ concerns to the International Economic Policy Committee chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. The government says it is … and more »Continue Reading ...
Bangkok Post Farmers vow protests if TPP gets nod | Bangkok Post: newsBangkok PostThe NFC will submit a petition to the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry to oppose joining the TPP and to convey farmers’ concerns to the International Economic Policy Committee chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. The government says it is …160 Farm and Food […]Continue Reading ...
International Business Times Barack Obama Readies For Final TPP Push, Which Could Benefit Presidential Library DonorsInternational Business TimesFor instance, the TPP offers potential benefits to the finance sector, including expanded access to capital and investment opportunities in emerging markets, as well as what critics say are provisions that could dilute financial regulation in the …Continue Reading ...
Bangkok Post 160+ Farm and Food Groups Ask Congress to Reject TPP, Stand Up for Independent Farmers and RanchersYubaNetWASHINGTON, D.C. April 27, 2016 – The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has become a divisive issue in the nation’s capital, and criticism intensified after 161 food, farm, faith and rural organizations sent a letter to Capitol Hill today, […]Continue Reading ...
KTIC 160+ Farm and Food Groups Ask Congress to Reject TPPKTIC“The main beneficiaries of the TPP are the companies that buy, process and ship raw agricultural commodities, not the farmers who face real risks from rising import competition. TPP imports will compete against U.S. farmers who are facing declining … and more »Continue Reading ...
Bangor Daily News Movement to Stop TPP by Canceling Lame DuckThe New AmericanGiven the anti-TPP presidential campaign rhetoric from the leading candidates of both major political parties this year, supporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact are concluding that their only chance of getting Congress to approve …McClay: TPP won’t be renegotiatedNewshubWhy New Balance […]Continue Reading ...
Jakarta Post ASEAN single market could be as large as TPP: economistJakarta PostIt is almost the same with the TPP.” she said. Unfortunately, according to Mari, the connectivity of ASEAN is not a part of the general consciousness of ASEAN society. Most people in Indonesia do not know about the ASEAN Economic Community.Continue Reading ...
Trade, tech puts Sri Lanka’s garment industry in a spinCNBCWith the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact — of which Sri Lanka is not a signatory — on the horizon, competition from TPP signatories such as Vietnam could deal a blow to the South Asian nation’s apparel export industry, which …Continue Reading ...
The National Business Review Medics attack TPP’s longer biologics data protectionThe National Business ReviewThe Trans-Pacific Partnership’s longer data protection for biologic pharmaceutical makers will push up the cost of the fastest growing primary health treatment in the country, the Medical Association says. Biologic drugs account for more than 40% of … and more »Continue Reading ...
TPP to push costs up – Medical AssociationNewshubThe longer data protection the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would give biologic pharmaceutical makers will push up the cost of the fastest growing primary health treatment in the country, the Medical Association says. Biologic drugs account for more … and more »Continue Reading ...
Bangor Daily News Sen. Sessions Blasts Obama’s Plan to Push TPP After PrimariesThe New AmericanThe TTIP is still being negotiated — in secret, of course — while its counterpart, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been completed and awaits action in Congress. As we reported yesterday, public opinion has shifted dramatically in recent …When the TPP […]Continue Reading ...
MaryBe McMillan: TPP only harms NC workersNews & ObserverThe TPP, rather than “leveling the playing field,” gives us more of the same: rules written by and for global companies behind closed doors. The TPP’s rules will make it far easier and less risky for companies to off-shore jobs, avoid U.S. taxes and …Continue Reading ...
Financial Post Which Canadian agricultural companies stand to reap big rewards from the TPP trade dealFinancial PostThe Trans-Pacific Partnership is expected to bring some big trade benefits for certain sectors in Canada if ratified, and some of those benefits have the potential to translate to stock gains for investors. The TPP is a proposed free […]Continue Reading ...
Poloz urges support for TPP and Canada-Europe trade dealsbnn.caWhile TPP has emerged as a flashpoint for controversy amid disputes over how much Canada stands to gain from the deal, Poloz said economic productivity will improve as companies and investors find ways to enhance supply chain efficiency in some … and more »Continue Reading ...
Bangor Daily News When the TPP and One Belt, One Road meetEast Asia ForumAfter years of talks, negotiators concluded an agreement on the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in October 2015. Since China is excluded from the TPP, one would expect antagonism rather than symbiosis between the Washington-advocated trade …Why New Balance Factories Will Close If TPP […]Continue Reading ...
DairyReporter.com IDFA predicts ‘bright future for US dairy’ as TPP will lift Vietnam export tariffsDairyReporter.comUnder the TPP agreement, all of Vietnam’s tariffs on dairy products (reaching as high as 20%) will be completely eliminated within five years. Tariffs on cheese, milk powder, and whey will be immediately removed. The USDA referred to Vietnam as “one […]Continue Reading ...
The Australian Financial Review Blockbuster Asian trade deal embraces China, rivals US-led TPPThe Australian Financial ReviewThe proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is bigger than the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership and a potential rival to it. Officials from the negotiating countries meet from Wednesday to Friday this week in Perth for a twelfth round of …Continue Reading ...
Stuff.co.nz Labour accuses Big Pharma of ‘threatening New Zealand’, as US TPP negotiators arrive in WellingtonStuff.co.nzLabour’s health spokeswoman Annette King is calling on the Government to confirm Pharmac is non-negotiable, over fears a US trade delegation is in Wellington to try and persuade a re-negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on medicines. She says …US officials heading […]Continue Reading ...
THEIR VIEW: War of words over TPP deal continuesBristol PressNew Balance and the Obama administration are engaged in a war of words over USA-made athletic shoes and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. New Balance says it dropped its public opposition to the proposed trade agreement after it said the … and more »Continue Reading ...
Chamber’s Donohue: TPP vote likely after…The HillU.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue said Monday that election-year pressures will force the Senate to vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during a lame-duck session to protect several vulnerable Republican incumbents. “It’s going to …Continue Reading ...
KTIC Vilsack in Vietnam for TPP negotiationsBusiness RecordVietnam’s average tariff on agricultural products is 16 percent, while the average U.S. tariff is 5 percent, according to the USDA. Under the TPP, Vietnam will reduce and eventually eliminate tariffs across a broad range of food and agricultural …USDA says TPP Opens New Opportunities for US Agriculture […]Continue Reading ...
AgNet West Vilsack in Vietnam for TPP negotiationsBusiness RecordVietnam’s average tariff on agricultural products is 16 percent, while the average U.S. tariff is 5 percent, according to the USDA. Under the TPP, Vietnam will reduce and eventually eliminate tariffs across a broad range of food and agricultural …PM welcomes US Secretary of Agriculture in Hà […]Continue Reading ...
Radio New Zealand US officials heading to NZ to talk TPPRadio New ZealandA visit by US officials could be used to pressure the government into further concessions on the Trans Pacific Partnership deal, a long time critic of the trade pact says. The US team will meet officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and […]Continue Reading ...
US advises Thailand to modernise rules if it wants to join TPPThe NationTHE UNITED States has suggested that Thailand adjust and modernise its rules and regulations on trade, investment and intellectual-property rights if it wants to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). After visiting Washington, DC, last week …Continue Reading ...
Bangor Daily News Cruz Open to Including Anti-TPP Language in GOP PlatformMorning ConsultDespite his opposition to the TPP, Cruz co-wrote an April 2015 opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal that signaled support for President Obama to have “fast-track” authority to complete the agreement. He ultimately voted against giving Obama that …Why New Balance Factories […]Continue Reading ...
Think Tank Urges Policymakers to Ensure Financial Data Flows in TPPMorning ConsultITIF says the U.S. urged for a carv-eout for financial data in TPP’s prohibition on laws that force data to be stored within a country’s geographic borders. The report warns that giving countries the power to require certain data to be stored within …Giving […]Continue Reading ...
KTIC USDA says TPP Opens New Opportunities for US Agriculture in VietnamKTICSecretary Vilsack traveled to Vietnam today to meet with his counterparts from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Industry and Trade, among others, to discuss the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.Vilsack in Vietnam for TPP negotiationsBusiness Record […]Continue Reading ...
TPP — Trilateralist Power PoliticsThe New AmericanTo ideologues on the left end of the political spectrum, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an evil deal fashioned by corrupt corporate interests. As such, it illustrates perfectly — in their narrative — the wickedness of “capitalism.” Democratic …Continue Reading ...
Bangor Daily News Why New Balance Factories Will Close If TPP Passes—The Deal ExplainedBangor Daily NewsThe Trans Pacific Partnership. A name simultaneously so grand and so vague that it’s easy to find it either ominous or inspirational, depending on your disposition. At the highest level, the TPP is pretty easy to understand. It’s a big […]Continue Reading ...
Fact Sheet: Trans-Pacific Partnership: New Opportunities for US Agriculture in VietnamUSDA.gov (press release)In addition to being part of the TPP, Vietnam is in the process of negotiating agreements with China, the European Union, Hong Kong, and Israel. In these negotiations, Vietnam has agreed to tariff reductions on many agricultural products, potentially … and more »Continue Reading ...
TPP: Reams of RegulationsThe New AmericanFollowing closely on the heels of the TPP are two additional mega deals: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a similarly enormous agreement between the United States and the European Union; and the Trade in Services Agreement … and more »Continue Reading ...
Three Cheers for Trade and None for TPPTheBlaze.comMark Hendrickson teaches economics at Grove City College where he also is Fellow for Economic and Social Policy with the Center for Vision & Values. His graduate studies include law at the University of Michigan, literature (concentration in …America’s Trade Deficit Begins at HomeProject Syndicate all 2 news […]Continue Reading ...
Jakarta Post ASEAN single market could be as large as TPP: economistJakarta PostThe integration of ASEAN ought to be more thoroughly explained to the people of Southeast Asia in order to speed up the creation of a single-market with the potential to be as large as the Trans-Pacific Partnership ( TPP ), said an economist […]Continue Reading ...
Asahi Shimbun Japanese firm goes halal before TPP pact opens Islamic marketsAsahi ShimbunJapanese global logistics company Nippon Express Co. is targeting Islamic markets by improving its halal credentials ahead of the implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade pact. With an expected boost from the TPP in its sights …Continue Reading ...
Washington Post A healthy agreementWashington PostThe argument, repeated most recently in a letter to Congress from the U.S. branches of Doctors Without Borders, Oxfam America and about 50 other organizations , is that the TPP would unduly extend U.S. patent and intellectual property protections for …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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