Sputnik International Japan Starts Talks on Insurance to Cover Farmers’ Losses Caused by TPP DealSputnik InternationalThe TPP agreement seeks to deregulate trade among 12 signatory nations that comprise 40 percent of the world economy. They include the United States, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and … and more »Continue Reading ...
Washington Post Ironman Chattanooga and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)Huffington PostI’m surrounded by super-fit bodies in athletic gear as I drive over the Walnut Street Bridge for a local program on a global topic — the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). For a third year, the Ironman endurance event transforms the Scenic City of …TPP trade deal is […]Continue Reading ...
Japan to blunt TPP’s toll on farmers with income insuranceNikkei Asian ReviewTOKYO — Japan is developing income insurance to help farmers weather expected declines in crop prices from the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact. The income insurance considered by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will …Continue Reading ...
TPP trade deal on ice, says Senate majority leaderThe Straits TimesWASHINGTON • The United States Senate’s top Republican has said that the sweeping 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal championed by President Barack Obama will remain on ice until another president revives it. And with both current presidential nominees …TPP trade deal dead for nowThe Spokesman-Review (blog) […]Continue Reading ...
Roll Call White House’s Last TPP Pitch to Congress: ‘What’s the Alternative?’Roll CallObama administration officials continue pressing lawmakers to take up the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the election, but Jason Furman, chairman of the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers, told reporters Friday they know the proposed pact … and more »Continue Reading ...
Coutts Sen. Warren suggests fix that could save TPPAmerican Shipper (subscription)Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., said Tuesday he is confident the Democratic presidential nominee will oppose passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in the lame duck session of Congress if it comes up for debate, but a like-minded colleague …Globalisation: why the critics are wrongThe Australian Financial […]Continue Reading ...
Labor Notes This October, All Hands On Deck to Stop the TPPLabor NotesThe White House is hell-bent on forcing the Trans-Pacific Partnership through Congress during the lame-duck session immediately after the election, when political accountability to constituents is at its lowest. That’s why it’s critical that workers … and more »Continue Reading ...
The Diplomat Can the United States and Japan Ratify TPP?The DiplomatThe week of October 3 will mark one year since an agreement was reached on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as the legislatures of the agreement’s two largest economies begin to tackle ratification. The process in both countries will be complicated … and more »Continue Reading ...
Chad Nimmer: TPP trade deal will help Georgia poultry and wood pellet industriesSavannah Morning NewsThe TPP will create new opportunities for American businesses of all sizes by removing over 18,000 tariffs that are currently in place across the 11 nations that have signed it. Passing this monumental trade deal will increase American real incomes by […]Continue Reading ...
Japan starts talks on farmer income insurance in response to TPPThe Japan TimesThe insurance scheme is intended in particular to help cushion any impact on farmers when the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement comes into effect. The farm ministry presented a draft of the insurance system at a meeting of the ruling Liberal …Continue Reading ...
TPP pact under parliamentary scrutinyYahoo7 NewsA parliamentary examination of a controversial Pacific trade pact could prove ultimately pointless, with the agreement looking increasingly doomed. The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement has become a toxic issue in the US ahead of the November … and more »Continue Reading ...
TPP pact under parliamentary scrutinySBSThe Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement has become a toxic issue in the US ahead of the November presidential election, with both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump opposing the 12-nation pact. It’s unlikely to attract enough support in Congress amid a … and more »Continue Reading ...
Morning Consult With Lame-Duck TPP Vote Unlikely, Democrats Seek ChangesMorning ConsultThe prospects for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement coming up for a vote in Congress before the end of the year seem to dwindle as each day passes. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters Thursday that the political … and more »Continue Reading ...
Canada Free Press Kerry to Congress: If you don’t pass TPP, that will be bad because I said you wouldCanada Free PressHe tried this argument with Congress when he was trying to get the horrible Iran nuclear deal ratified. And now he’s using the same insane argument to try to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership […]Continue Reading ...
Daily Kos Elizabeth Warren: ‘There’s no ambiguity here,’ Clinton opposes TPP, has a ‘progressive agenda’Daily KosElizabeth Warren (D-MA) did not allow NBC’s Chuck Todd to implicate that Hillary Clinton was anything but opposed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership when he questioned her about what conventional wisdom says is the part of the debate Donald Trump didn’t …TPP […]Continue Reading ...
Little Village ‘Rock Against the TPP‘ concert on the Iowa City Ped Mall tonightLittle VillageA concert and rally to raise awareness about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade deal that has come under fire from critics including the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates, will take place tonight at 5 p.m. in the Black Hawk …Continue Reading ...
Washington Post TPP trade deal is dead until a new president revives it, McConnell saysWashington PostAnd with both current presidential nominees opposed to the deal’s ratification, that could be the death knell for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, barring a major flip-flop from Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump. “Since they negotiate …Will the TPP Rise […]Continue Reading ...
BuzzFeed News Senators Call For Global Super Court To Be Removed From TPPBuzzFeed NewsCiting a BuzzFeed News investigation, a dozen senators urged President Obama to remove a controversial element of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the massive trade deal that the administration is pushing Congress to ratify in the coming months.Continue Reading ...
Industry Calls for Passage of TPPGlobal Trade Magazine (blog)In a joint letter, the four industry leaders explained both the importance of trade to private-sector economic growth and how TPP passage would expand U.S. access to nearly half a billion consumers in the Asia-Pacific region to the benefit of America’s … and more »Continue Reading ...
RealClearPolitics Will the TPP Rise From the Dead?RealClearPoliticsThe question about the TPP — the Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Obama’s signature trade agreement — is whether it has already gone to the political morgue or whether it’s still in intensive care. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump oppose the …Belt & Road meets ‘gold standard,’ not TPPChina.org.cnKerry: ‘Elementary […]Continue Reading ...
Channel NewsAsia ‘Major strategic setback for the region’ if TPP deal fails to pass: PM LeeChannel NewsAsiaTOKYO: Extreme parties and candidates have pushed the two main candidates in the upcoming US presidential election, particularly Hillary Clinton, to disavow the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, and this has made things difficult, said Singapore …Prime ministers of Japan, […]Continue Reading ...
The Hill (blog) Congress shouldn’t consider TPP during lame duck sessionThe Hill (blog)The ISDS process, integral to TPP, will allow companies to steamroll national sovereignty on critical areas like environmental protection. Costa Rica was sued under these provisions in CAFTA by real estate developers for having environmental …Continue Reading ...
Kerry urges Congress to ratify TPPKuwait News AgencyTPP is not only about boosting our economy at home and deepening our commercial ties in key markets, but an agreement that is also about strengthening our national security and strategic leadership in Asia and across the globe,” Kerry said in a speech … and more »Continue Reading ...
The Globalist TPP: The “National Security” Sales PitchThe GlobalistAfter a quarter century of off-shored jobs and depressed wages in the wake of corporate-driven trade de-regulation, the claim that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will make life better for American workers is so discredited that both Hillary Clinton and …Continue Reading ...
Baker Institute Promotes Lame-Duck Passage of Sovereignty-killing TPPThe New AmericanAccording to both men, our country can only make one realistically constructive choice: U.S. adoption of, and accession to, the TPP. During the 55-minute-long event, Baker’s introductory speech ran about five minutes, Froman’s speech took about 15 … and more »Continue Reading ...
What’s behind Vietnam’s delayed TPP ratificationTODAYonlineIt came as a surprise to many observers that the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement is not included in the agenda of the second session of the Vietnamese National Assembly, which is scheduled to begin on Oct 20. As such, the …Continue Reading ...
Washington Post Kerry warns of ‘serious consequences’ if US backs away from TPP trade pactWashington PostSecretary of State John F. Kerry sought to raise the stakes Wednesday in the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, warning that U.S. leadership and credibility in Asia would be severely damaged if Congress fails to approve the largest regional …Kerry […]Continue Reading ...
Shadowproof (blog) TPP And Trade Take Center Stage At First Presidential DebateShadowproof (blog)Trump also attacked Clinton for calling TPP “the gold standard” of trade deals and noted that President Barack Obama was lobbying for TPP as Clinton repeatedly celebrated his support of her candidacy. Clinton said she did not call the deal the gold …Trump […]Continue Reading ...
Mother Jones Progressive Groups Press Clinton to Speak Out Against Lame-Duck TPP VoteMother JonesThe Trans-Pacific Partnership, the comprehensive free-trade deal that’s been attacked by all parties in the presidential campaign, has one real shot at becoming law: if Congress passes it and President Barack Obama signs it in the lame-duck session …A Lame Duck TPP […]Continue Reading ...
The Daily Star Kerry: ‘Elementary and undeniable’ that TPP is goodWashington Examiner (blog)Opposition to the TPP was a key plank of Bernie Sanders’ run for the Democratic presidential nomination as well as Donald Trump’s emergence from the GOP primary fight. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, has also announced her opposition to the …Kerry says TPP rejection […]Continue Reading ...
The Seattle Times Kerry says TPP rejection would hurt US national securityThe Seattle TimesFILE – In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks in New York. Kerry is threatening to cut off all contacts with Moscow over Syria, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end. The State Department […]Continue Reading ...
The Seattle Times TPP rebuff would hurt US: KerryNEWS.com.auIn a passionate 40-minute speech in Washington DC on Wednesday, Mr Kerry said not only would the US economy suffer and relationships with close allies like Australia, New Zealand and Japan be hurt, the sinking of the TPP would lessen America’s …Kerry says TPP rejection would hurt US […]Continue Reading ...
Politics|Kerry Says TPP Rejection Would Hurt US National SecurityNew York Times (blog)Kerry said failure to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership would not only hurt American business but embolden rivals and enemies like China and North Korea as well as cast doubt among U.S. allies in the region over American resolve. He said rejection … and […]Continue Reading ...
Washington Post Will the TPP rise from the dead?Washington PostThe question about the TPP — the Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Obama’s signature trade agreement — is whether it has already gone to the political morgue or whether it’s still in intensive care. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump oppose the … and more »Continue Reading ...
Yahoo News Kerry says TPP rejection would hurt US national securityYahoo NewsThe agreement would lower or eliminate thousands of tariffs and enshrine quality and worker rights standards among its signatories. However, both presidential candidates are opposed to the TPP, although Democrat Hillary Clinton helped negotiate it …Kerry: ‘Elementary and undeniable’ that TPP is goodWashington Examiner […]Continue Reading ...
Secrecy, Democracy and the TPP: Trade transparency is what the public wants – and needsNewton Daily NewsThe Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has received heightened attention in this campaign season, including for the lack of transparency in its negotiating process. Renewed focus on the TPP stems from the information that was disclosed when the trade deal … […]Continue Reading ...
Chicago Tribune TPP is good for AmericaChicago TribuneThe Obama administration has negotiated a groundbreaking trade agreement with 11 other nations known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In normal times, you would expect such an agreement to be met by bipartisan support and win passage by …TPP trade deal is dead until a new president revives it, […]Continue Reading ...
Hatch wants TPP and his 12 years, tooPoliticoHATCH WANTS TPP AND HIS 12 YEARS, TOO: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch still sounds hopeful about TPP’s prospects in the lame-duck session, even after the deal got an expected thrashing during Monday night’s presidential debate. and more »Continue Reading ...
In Defense of Hillary Clinton on the TPPCato Institute (blog)He decided the TPP would be a useful part of his “pivot to Asia” on foreign policy. I have not heard anything about the internal cabinet debate on the TPP; for all we know, she may have argued against it and lost. But once the decision […]Continue Reading ...
The Japan Times Prime ministers of Japan, Singapore meet in Tokyo to discuss TPP, high-speed rail and rule of law in the South China …The Japan TimesVisiting Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Wednesday in Tokyo to discuss high-speed rail and the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement. The […]Continue Reading ...
Why Vietnam is delaying TPP ratificationAsia TimesVietnam’s National Assembly (NA) will not include the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a US-led trade agreement, on its agenda for the upcoming session – and its last meeting in 2016 – which starts on October 20 and ends on November 21.Continue Reading ...
The Straits Times Japan’s ratifying TPP will signal commitment to free trade, help economic revitalisation: PM LeeThe Straits TimesTOKYO – The ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is crucial at a time when protectionist sentiments are on the rise around the world, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Wednesday (Sept 28). He said at […]Continue Reading ...
TODAYonline Japan’s ratification of TPP pact ‘especially important’ amid rising protectionism: PM LeeTODAYonlineAddressing the media after a summit meeting with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, Mr Lee added that Tokyo’s drive to ratify the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact is “especially important”, given Japan’s economic heft and rising … and more »Continue Reading ...
Sputnik International Free Trade Policies, TPP Agreement Leading US Industry ‘To Slaughter’Sputnik InternationalDemocratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will sign the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement if elected to be the next president of the United States and continue the destruction of US manufacturing jobs, Republican nominee Donald …Trump Scores Points on Trade in Debate, […]Continue Reading ...
Wall Street Journal Amid NAFTA and TPP Debates, Honda Releases Statement Defending Free TradeThe News WheelLast night during the presidential debate, Honda’s official Twitter account tweeted out the phrase “I’m with Hilary [sic],” before quickly deleting it. Conventional wisdom dictates that the tweet was a mistake made by one of Honda’s social media …Signs Of […]Continue Reading ...
Houston Chronicle Froman: Making the strategic and economic case for TPPHouston ChronicleWhile the United States is an open economy, our workers, farmers and ranchers face taxes on our exports plus other regulations that keep our products out of TPP markets. TPP eliminates those barriers so that we can export more Texas-made, Texas-grown …Secrecy, democracy and the […]Continue Reading ...
Washington Post How passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be good for America …Washington PostThe TTP gives the United States an opportunity to export not only goods and services but values as well.Secrecy, democracy and the TPP: Trade transparency is what the public wants–and needsAugusta Free PressStalled TPP ‘biggest concern’ in growing protectionism – KeyScoop.co.nzTPP to […]Continue Reading ...
The Japan Times Opposition parties question Abe over constitutional amendment, TPPJapan TodayJapan’s opposition parties began Tuesday a three-day session of questions to Prime Minster Shinzo Abe over his stated goals of amending the Japanese war-renouncing Constitution and swiftly ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. Democratic …Abe goes toe to toe over TPP as Diet debate heats […]Continue Reading ...
Washington Post Secrecy, democracy and the TPP: Trade transparency is what the public wants–and needsAugusta Free Presseconomic-forecast-header The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has received heightened attention in this campaign season, including for the lack of transparency in its negotiating process. Renewed focus on the TPP stems from the information that was …Letter: Trans-Pacific Partnership vital to success […]Continue Reading ...
PolitiFact Donald Trump: My Trans-Pacific Partnership opposition made Hillary Clinton change her stancePolitiFactSpeaking to a Cuban American audience in Miami, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he was the winner in virtually all post-debate polls. That’s despite many GOP leaders and voter surveys suggesting that Hillary Clinton came out on top in …FACT CHECK: Clinton Lies […]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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