The Globe and Mail Canada’s global trade strategy at critical junctureThe Globe and MailStewart Beck is president and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and a Canadian career diplomat who served abroad in China, India, Taiwan and the United States. Yves Tiberghien is director emeritus of the Institute of Asian Research at the […]Continue Reading ...
Forbes Why Did Donald Trump Kill This Big Free Trade Deal?ForbesDonald Trump is turning the table in the South China Sea. From receiving phone calls from the Taiwanese president (violating a protocol with Beijing that lasted decades) to breaking trade treaties to throw the first punch in a trade war against China … and more »Continue Reading ...
TPP lives on without the US, but hurdles remain before a deal can be inkedWorld Trade OnlinePresident Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership during his first month in office disheartened the other 11 countries that had spent years haggling with the U.S. and each other over the deal — the crown jewel of […]Continue Reading ...
Best of The Interpreter 2017: Trans-Pacific PartnershipThe InterpreterCanada’s Justin Trudeau failed to turn up for a meeting with the other 10 leaders who thought they would formally sign off on a deal … Following a good deal of recrimination against Canada, the TPP was salvaged. Trade ministers issued a statement on …Continue Reading ...
SeeNews Montenegro plans to complete Pljevlja TPP overhaul by 2021SeeNewsPODGORICA (Montenegro), December 28 (SeeNews) – Montenegro’s government plans to complete a project for the modernisation of Pljevlja thermal power plant (TPP) by 2021, in order to avoid the closure of the plant, environment minister Pavle Radulovic … and more »Continue Reading ...
SeeNews EPCG halts cooperation with Skoda Praha on TPP Pljevlja projectSeeNewsDespite significant efforts made by both negotiating teams in the past, Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG) [MNG:EPCG] did not reach a technical and financial agreement with the Czech company, EPCG development and engineering manager Ivan Mrvaljevic said …Continue Reading ...
Toronto Star NAFTA, TPP, China — Canada’s trade woes set to carry into 2018Toronto StarOur biggest trading partner, the U.S., is led by a president who has repeatedly threatened to bury the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). At the same time, Ottawa’s search for new trading partners has led to a deal with the […]Continue Reading ...
The News Lens International (press release) OPINION: China Could Hold Key to TPP RevivalThe News Lens International (press release)11, 2017, in Vietnam was a big relief for the remaining 11 members of the TPP, especially for Japan and Australia, who have spearheaded the new agreement after the United States’ exit. The accord — which calls […]Continue Reading ...
South China Morning Post Trump threw the Trans-Pacific Partnership into chaos. Now Canada is holding out, Japan is worried, and China may profitSouth China Morning PostAgainst all odds, Japan managed in 2017 to keep the Trans-Pacific Partnership alive after the withdrawal of the United States, which would have been the biggest economy in the framework. […]Continue Reading ...
Japan pushes for March signing of TPP 11Nikkei Asian ReviewChief TPP negotiators from the 11 remaining member nations will meet in Japan in late January to confirm details of the pact. Then comes translating the text into members’ various languages and conducting legal reviews in each nation, after which Tokyo …Continue Reading ...
Japan may seek TPP signing without CanadaNHK WORLDWith Canada reluctant to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact, Japan is considering to urge the remaining nations to move ahead without it. The Japanese government wants to hold the signing ceremony in Japan or Chile by early March … and more »Continue Reading ...
Thailand Business News Is the CPTPP (rebranded Trans-Pacific Partnership) a risky gamble?Thailand Business NewsThe Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Ministerial Statement on 11 November 2017 in Vietnam was a big relief for the remaining 11 members of the TPP, especially for Japan and Australia, who have spearheaded the new agreement after the United States’ exit …Continue Reading ...
The Japan News ‘TPP 11′ forecast to boost Japan’s GDP by ¥7.8 trillionThe Japan NewsJiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The reformed 11-member Trans-Pacific Partnership deal excluding the United States is forecast to boost Japan’s real gross domestic product by ¥7.8 trillion, or 1.5 percent, after taking effect, the government said …Japan-EU trade deal seen […]Continue Reading ...
The Japan News Fresh TPP pact may be signed as early as February – The Japan NewsThe Japan NewsThe government is making final arrangements with relevant countries to hold a signing ceremony for a fresh Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact sometime from late February to early March next year in Chile, it has been learned.Is […]Continue Reading ...
The Japan News Fresh TPP pact may be signed as early as FebruaryThe Japan NewsThe Yomiuri ShimbunThe government is making final arrangements with relevant countries to hold a signing ceremony for a fresh Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact sometime from late February to early March next year in Chile, it has been learned …Continue Reading ...
The Mainichi Gov’t says TPP, EU trade deals to boost Japan GDP by 13 tril. yenThe MainichiBut observers are skeptical about the effects of such government efforts as the trade deals could have a bigger impact on the farm sector. The trade pacts will play a large part in Abe’s economic growth strategy to help […]Continue Reading ...
National Post ‘We don’t know what Canada wants’: Japanese chorus of confusion grows over Trudeau’s TPP positionNational PostTOKYO — Japan’s former ambassador to Canada has added his voice to those concerned that confusion over Ottawa’s position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership could affect the relationship between the two countries. At last month’s Asia-Pacific Economic …Continue Reading ...
London Free Press Auto unions criticize CEOs for pushing Canada into new TPPLondon Free PressOTTAWA — Canadian auto parts companies and their unionized workers are criticizing an influential business group for urging the Liberal government to move forward quickly with a revamped Trans-Pacific Partnership. They say Prime Minister Justin …‘We don’t know what Canada wants’: […]Continue Reading ...
The Japan Times Government estimates new TPP and EU trade deals will boost Japan’s GDP by ¥13 trillionThe Japan TimesThe government aims to introduce steps to strengthen the heavily protected agricultural sector. The trade pacts will play a large part in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic growth strategy, intended to help compensate for Japan’s shrinking […]Continue Reading ...
Japanese government says TPP, EU trade deals to boost Japan GDP by 13 trillion yenNikkei Asian ReviewThe latest estimates put the two pacts on par with the 13.6 trillion yen boost that the government estimated would result from the initial TPP deal agreed by 12 countries including the United States. The world’s biggest economy decided […]Continue Reading ...
SeeNews Bosnia’s EPBiH launches tender for preparatory works on TPP Tuzla projectSeeNewsSARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), December 21 (SeeNews) – Bosnian power utility Elektroprivreda BiH [SAJ:JPESR] has launched a tender for preparatory works ahead of the construction of a 450 MW unit at the existing Tuzla thermal power plant (TPP). The …Continue Reading ...
Toronto Star Trudeau was right to decline revamped TPP: auto sector repsToronto StarOTTAWA—Canadian auto parts companies and their unionized workers are criticizing an influential business group for urging the Liberal government to move forward quickly with a revamped Trans-Pacific Partnership. They say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau …Canadian auto parts makers pump brakes on TPP optimism […]Continue Reading ...
The Globe and Mail Canadian auto parts makers pump brakes on TPP optimismThe Globe and MailThe notion that Canada’s participation in a new Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will open a vast new market for Canadian auto-parts producers is incorrect, says Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association of Canada …Auto sector reps criticize […]Continue Reading ...
Financial Post Auto sector reps criticize CEOs for pushing Canada to join new TPPFinancial PostOTTAWA — Canadian auto parts companies and their unionized workers are criticizing an influential business group for urging the Liberal government to move forward quickly with a revamped Trans-Pacific Partnership. They say Prime Minister Justin … and more »Continue Reading ...
TPP 2.0 to further open immigration floodgatesMacroBusiness (blog)The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has unleashed on the revised Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement (dubbed “TPP11”), which will reportedly allow employers unfettered access to ‘skilled’ migrant workers from member nations. From …Continue Reading ...
NAFTA, CETA and the TPP – Significant challenges and opportunitiesLexologyCanadian companies that engage in cross-border trade and investments in the United States and internationally should pay close attention to the unprecedented and drastic changes in the international trade landscape that have taken place over the past … and more »Continue Reading ...
Japan’s farm output to take ¥150 billion hit after TPP-11 effects kick in, much less than if US joined: estimatesThe Japan TimesAfter U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew his country from the TPP in January, Japan led the way in crafting a new deal to be implemented without Washington. The government estimates, expected to be announced […]Continue Reading ...
Radio New Zealand Rush for foreign buyer law labelled a ‘sham’Radio New ZealandBut National’s trade spokesperson Todd McClay doubted the new TPP would get over the line and said there was no need to rush and rob people of the chance to have their say. “I don’t think that TPP is going to be signed, […]Continue Reading ...
insideTORONTO.com CEOs urge PM to join new US-free TPPinsideTORONTO.comManley said that is why his council has sent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau an open letter, signed by 18 chief executives, telling him Canada must immediately join the revamped version of the TPP. President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the …Japan might push through TPP […]Continue Reading ...
Business in Vancouver Japan might push through TPP without CanadaBusiness in VancouverMeanwhile, a Vancouver-based Asia-Pacific researcher who just returned from a visit to Japan noted Tokyo officials are “very upset” with Ottawa over what was perceived as a last minute back-out on the part of Canada at the signing, adding that there is …Trudeau’s TPP […]Continue Reading ...
Oil and Gas Investor Pacific Alliance—The Next Big Thing?Oil and Gas InvestorIn the past few years, it seemed that global trade and economic integration would experience drastic changes with the entry of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement—an agreement that represented some of the world’s largest economies and … and more »Continue Reading ...
Chilean president-elect supports TPPNHK WORLDChile’s incoming president Sebastian Pinera says he will move ahead with the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact, despite America’s withdrawal. Chile is one of 11 countries that reached a broad agreement last month to put the key trade pact into …Continue Reading ...
NewsBusters (press release) (blog) Mitchell Frets Trump Speech Ignored Climate Change, TPP, UN Resolution Denouncing USNewsBusters (press release) (blog)NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell played the role of Obama administration hack on Monday afternoon, bewailing President Trump’s national security speech as a rejection of his predecessor’s world view on everything from …Continue Reading ...
National Post Manley, CEOs urge Trudeau to join new US-free Trans-Pacific PartnershipNational PostOTTAWA — Canada needs to immediately join a revamped Trans-Pacific Partnership that does not include the United States or it will miss its chance to deepen trade links with Asia, warns an ex-Liberal cabinet minister. The urgency is self-evident …Trudeau’s TPP style puts […]Continue Reading ...
Toronto Sun Trudeau’s TPP style puts whole deal at riskToronto SunCanada stands at risk of being kicked out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and that should worry us all. The plot recently thickened in a bizarre tale last month that had Prime Minister Justin Trudeau supposedly “sabotaging” a TPP signing …In wake of Trudeau’s […]Continue Reading ...
CanadianBusiness.com Chief executives urge Trudeau to join new US free Trans Pacific PartnershipCanadianBusiness.comOTTAWA _ More than a dozen top business leaders are telling Justin Trudeau it’s time for Canada to immediately join the revamped Trans-Pacific Partnership that no longer includes the United States. An open letter to the prime minister from 18 chief …Continue Reading ...
rdnewsnow.com Manley, CEOs urge Trudeau to join new US-free Trans-Pacific Partnershiprdnewsnow.comOTTAWA — Canada needs to immediately join a revamped Trans-Pacific Partnership that does not include the United States or it will miss its chance to deepen trade links with Asia, warns an ex-Liberal cabinet minister. The urgency is self-evident …Trudeau’s TPP style puts whole deal […]Continue Reading ...
Executives push Trudeau to join new US-free Trans-Pacific PartnershipBNNOTTAWA — More than a dozen top business leaders are telling Justin Trudeau it’s time for Canada to immediately join the revamped Trans-Pacific Partnership that no longer includes the United States. An open letter to the prime minister from 18 chief …Continue Reading ...
Chief executives urge Trudeau to join new US-free Trans-Pacific PartnershipCFJC Today KamloopsOTTAWA — More than a dozen top business leaders are telling Justin Trudeau it’s time for Canada to immediately join the revamped Trans-Pacific Partnership that no longer includes the United States. An open letter to the prime minister from 18 chief …Continue Reading ...
National Post In wake of Trudeau’s summit no-show, Japan raises possibility of a Trans-Pacific Partnership without CanadaNational PostTOKYO — Though Prime Minister Justin Trudeau balked at finalizing the Trans-Pacific Partnership last month, Japanese officials say the other countries in the trade deal could decide to push ahead on it without Canada. The Liberal government continues […]Continue Reading ...
Silence on TPP deafening for exporters – McClayVoxyThe Minister for Trade and Export Growth needs to put New Zealand exporters ahead of coalition politics and get the TPP deal done, National Party Trade Spokesperson Todd McClay says. “The Trade Minister’s statement following last week’s WTO Ministerial … and more »Continue Reading ...
Silence on TPP deafening for exportersScoop.co.nz (press release)The Minister for Trade and Export Growth needs to put New Zealand exporters ahead of coalition politics and get the TPP deal done, National Party Trade Spokesperson Todd McClay says. “The Trade Minister’s statement following last week’s WTO Ministerial …Continue Reading ...
The Globe and Mail Two down, one to go: After trashing NAFTA and TPP, Trump targets …The Globe and MailThe U.S. President’s legislative accomplishments to date on the home front could fit on a sticky note, but he’s making good progress on his ‘America First’ trade agenda.Time to trim the global welfare rolls – WND.comWND.com […]Continue Reading ...
CNBC TPP without USA awaits Canada: New Zealand Prime Minister ArdernCNBCMember countries want a new Trans-Pacific Partnership, but Canada must first resolve its issues, New Zealand’s Prime Minister told CNBC on Friday. and more »Continue Reading ...
The Nation. Trump Is Playing a Fascinating Game With NAFTA NegotiationsThe Nation.The corporate lobby, on the other hand, is trying to shut down the process, imploring Canada and Mexico to refuse to engage. “Their theory is that ultimately the administration will back off on what they’re revising, and they will get what they want … […]Continue Reading ...
Protection of pharmaceuticals under the scope of the TPPLexologyAfter the withdrawal of the United States of America from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (“TPP”) in late January of 2017, Chile seeks to move forward in getting this agreement signed with its remaining members, as it could be the largest …Continue Reading ...
SeeNews Bulgaria’s SIGDA gets regulatory nod to acquire Varna TPP from CEZSeeNewsSOFIA (Bulgaria), December 12 (SeeNews) – Bulgaria’s Commission for Protection of Competition said on Tuesday it has allowed local logistics company SIGDA to acquire Varna thermal power plant (TPP) from Czech power utility CEZ Group. The deal does not …Continue Reading ...
TPP Healthcare to Offer 1:1 Meeting Space during JP Morgan and …GlobeNewswire (press release)NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TPP Healthcare, a strategic advisory firm specializing in cross-border transactions between US, Europe and China’s healthcare companies, in partnership with B. Riley FBR, Inc. and Citigate Dewe Rogerson Life … and more »Continue Reading ...
Sources: US would reject ‘TPP-minus’ interim disciplines on fisheries subsidiesWorld Trade OnlineBUENOS AIRES – The United States will not accept a deal on fisheries subsidies disciplines that is less ambitious than language in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, throwing cold water on prospects for a deal to put interim disciplines in place while …Continue Reading ...
Membership of PHL, 4 other countries to boost gains from TPPBusiness MirrorThe new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could trump the economic benefits of the Regional Economic Comprehensive Partnership (RCEP) if the Philippines and four other countries would join the free-trade pact. In a working paper, the Washington-based …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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