The Straits Times TPP deal a chance to protect wildlifeThe Straits TimesThe US FTA with Oman led to stronger protection of species like the Arabian oryx (above). The trade of live wild animals such as the pangolin causes some of the worst suffering imaginable. Animals are often packed into tight spaces, without food or …Continue Reading ...
Foreign Policy (blog) With TPP Vote, Will the United States Abandon the Liberal …Foreign Policy (blog)Passage by the U.S. Congress of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the president and completion of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are the building blocks of a 21st century economic order that sustains American leadership. Yet in recent …Why the Senate […]Continue Reading ...
Foreign Policy (blog) With TPP Vote, Will the United States Abandon the Liberal …Foreign Policy (blog)Passage by the U.S. Congress of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the president and completion of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are the building blocks of a 21st century economic order that sustains American leadership. Yet in recent …Trade Pact: How […]Continue Reading ...
EcoWatch Why the Senate Must ‘Vote No’ on Fast-Tracking the TPPEcoWatchAfter six years, TPP negotiations are almost completed but the text remains secret from the public and press and Congress only has limited access. But 500 official U.S. trade advisors mainly representing corporate interests have had special access to …What Hillary Clinton REALLY said about […]Continue Reading ...
AlterNet Why the TPP Agenda Is Straight out of Alice in WonderlandAlterNetFast-track authority is being sought in the Senate this week for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), along with the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) and any other such trade agreements coming down the pike in the next six years. The terms of the TPP … […]Continue Reading ...
Huffington Post On TPP, Congress’s Cat Burglars Are Pulling a Fast OneHuffington PostIt’s hardly a surprise that Republican congressional leaders and their cadre of Democratic allies spurred on by Barack Obama are resorting to a bagful of parliamentary tricks to put the Trans-Pacific Partnership on a “take it or leave it but you can’t …Continue Reading ...
Defense One TPP’s Failure Wouldn’t Doom Washington’s Asia StrategyDefense OneDuring a visit to Washington last week, Singapore foreign minister K. Shanmugam was blunt, telling an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, “It’s absolutely vital to get it [TPP] done [in the U.S.] … If you don’t do this deal …What Hillary Clinton […]Continue Reading ...
The Japan News Accept competition: TPP nothing to fearThe Japan NewsBy Takashi Yamazaki / Yomiuri Shimbun Economic News Deputy EditorNegotiations between Japan, the United States, Australia and nine other nations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact are going through some growing pains. The goal of the pact is …Continue Reading ...
Fortune TPP and fast track: Why Congress should listen to the world’s richest economistFortuneA group of demonstrators protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership gather at the Federal Buileing in San Francisco, California June 9, 2015. The proposed regional regulatory and investment treaty would include 12 nations throughout the Asia Pacific …Trade Pact: How The Trans-Pacific Partnership Gives […]Continue Reading ...
Why We “Ordinary People” Should Oppose Fast Track of the TPP Right Up To …Huffington PostAll of this has led us to today, when we are facing the mother of all lousy trade deals, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an egregious corporate giveaway that, frankly, has little to do with free trade, but would cede incredible power […]Continue Reading ...
Global Times Localized FTA proves better bet than sweeping TPP projectGlobal TimesThe ChAFTA is also facing a regional competitor in the form of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is a 12-member regional trade draft agreement, backed by the US, and includes major economies such as Canada, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore.Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Australians deserve […]Continue Reading ...
International Business Times Trade Pact: How The Trans-Pacific Partnership Gives Corporations Special …International Business TimesA man protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership held a sign over U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman as he testified before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Obama’s 2015 trade policy agenda on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan.TPP IS A BAD DEAL […]Continue Reading ...
The Establishment Post China Deals Up Pressure On TPPThe DiplomatAsia’s “noodle bowl” of bilateral trade deals has become even more entangled, after China’s latest agreements with South Korea and Australia. With Beijing pushing for a broader Asian trade pact, the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks face …Building Regional Security & Integration In The Asia PacificThe […]Continue Reading ...
The Intercept – First Look Media What Hillary Clinton REALLY said about TPP and Fast TrackEconomic PopulistThe Breitbart website, who also calls this ObamaTrade, reports that Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) both voted for TPA but have continued to refuse to answer whether they read the TPP text before voting for it. […]Continue Reading ...
Aid & development links: SDG controversy, Syria’s refugees, TPP, pandemics …The InterpreterCFR Podcast on the potential dangers for global health of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The Washington Post on the UN’s shocking record of enforcing its own ‘zero transactional sex’ policy for peacekeepers. World Refugee Day was celebrated on Saturday …Continue Reading ...
The Australian Financial Review TPP dairy deal ‘not at a level we would currently like’: KeyScoop.co.nz (press release)June 22 (BusinessDesk) – The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact does not yet include an acceptable deal on access for New Zealand’s most important exports, dairy products, with little more than a month to go before the controversial 12 […]Continue Reading ...
Why Aussies should fear the TPP trade pactMacroBusiness (blog)A French multinational with operations in Egypt, however, did not like this minimum-wage effrontery. A couple of months later, Veolia, the global services juggernaut, bobbed along and sued Egypt for the grievous disadvantage it had suffered thanks to …Continue Reading ...
NJ.com Sen. Sessions: Slow Fast-Track Now, Before It’s Too LateBreitbart NewsIt has become increasingly clear that the President’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is far more than a trade deal. It forms an enduring, self-governing political entity with vast regulatory power. Yet fast-track – which has led without fail to the …TPP IS A BAD DEAL FOR […]Continue Reading ...
The Australian Financial Review My Turn: TPP won’t help Pennsylvania manufacturersSunbury Daily ItemPresident Obama has spent the past six years negotiating a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal behind closed doors. The agreement, repeatedly touted as a boost for America’s manufacturers and workers, would open the U.S. market to a slew of …China’s the reason why U.S. […]Continue Reading ...
The Express Tribune China’s the reason why U.S. needs the TPPThe Japan TimesCAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS – House Democrats who’ve been interfering with President Barack Obama’s ability to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership are missing something very important: The trade deal isn’t primarily significant because of the …If China joins the TPP, will Vietnam would lose its advantages?VietNamNet BridgeThe […]Continue Reading ...
The Australian Financial Review Democrats’ pressure on Barack Obama undermines gains from TPPThe Australian Financial ReviewUnfortunately, the passive resistance in the US Congress to the Trans-Pacific Partnership may not be a sign that the President Obama is offering to seriously reduce US trade barriers. More likely, it is evidence of the reluctance of many Democrats […]Continue Reading ...
The Australian Financial Review Democrats’ pressure on Obama undermines gains from TPPThe Australian Financial ReviewUnfortunately, the passive resistance in the US Congress to the Trans-Pacific Partnership may not be a sign that the President Obama is offering to seriously reduce US trade barriers. More likely, it is evidence of the reluctance of many Democrats to […]Continue Reading ...
teleSUR English On Words, Deeds, the TPP and GreeceteleSUR EnglishUnion membership continues to declines as it has for decades, the health care system remains a huge scandal compared to other rich countries, and Obama is now trying to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – “NAFTA on steroids” to steal … and more »Continue Reading ...
teleSUR English On Words, Deeds, the TPP and GreeceteleSUR EnglishUnion membership continues to declines as it has for decades, the health care system remains a huge scandal compared to other rich countries, and Obama is now trying to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – “NAFTA on steroids” to steal …Continue Reading ...
Center for Research on Globalization “Wag the Dog” Mass Killing, Race Wars and Gun Confiscation Obscure Sleight …Center for Research on GlobalizationAccording toArticle 1, Section 8 of the Constitution only US Congress has the power to “regulate Commerce with foreign Nations.” Actually only five of the 29 TPP chapters that virtually no one has access […]Continue Reading ...
Will TPP Doom us to Mystery Meat?Huffington PostDid any notice? The same day when the TPP trade agreement was initially blocked in Congress, the House of Representatives voted to overturn rules requiring country-of-origin labeling for meat. So if this reversal passes, we may have no idea if beef …Continue Reading ...
International Business Times Hillary Clinton And Trans-Pacific Partnership: Obama Aide Calls Her Out On TPP …International Business TimesDemocrats have come together in a high-profile rejection of giving U.S. President Barack Obama broad trade negotiation authority on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and it makes political sense that Clinton has more or less done the same in […]Continue Reading ...
International Business Times Ralston: Hillary Was Uneasy Talking About TPA, ‘Trying to Massage’ TPP HistoryBreitbart NewsBut if you watched her body language and how she answered that last question, that came after a fairly lengthy discussion of trade and TPP and TPA, she paused. She did not expect me to ask what she would have […]Continue Reading ...
RT 75% of Canadians have ‘never heard of TPP‘ – pollRTThe majority of Canadians don’t know that their government is negotiating with 11 other countries in one of the biggest international free trade deals known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a recent poll suggests. The poll was conducted by the …Continue Reading ...
RT Clinton breaks with Obama, opposes ‘fast-track’ trade authority as bill heads …RTDemocratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has come out against “fast-track” approval powers sought by the White House that would allow only the Executive Branch to negotiate trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership. President Barack …Ralston: Hillary Was Uneasy Talking About TPA, ‘Trying to […]Continue Reading ...
Todd: Clinton ‘In a Real Box Here’ on TPP, ‘Trying To Have It Both Ways’Washington Free BeaconClinton said during an interview that she would be a no vote on trade promotion authority legislation that would give President Obama fast-track authority on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. “She is trying to have it both ways. […]Continue Reading ...
Toronto Star TPP means more jobs for Md.Baltimore SunTPP will link the United States with 11 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region that together make up nearly 40 percent of the world’s GDP and about a third of global trade. The Asia-Pacific will soon account for two thirds of the world’s middle …Just what is […]Continue Reading ...
rabble.ca Chalk one up for democracy: US wins victory over TPP trade dealrabble.caThe U.S.! History is cruel. It happened last week. President Barack Obama backed the latest in free trade, the Trans-Pacific Partnership — or TPP. The august Senate backed him. But the House of Representatives, the elected body nearest the people … and more »Continue Reading ...
rabble.ca Chalk one up for democracy: US rejects TPP trade dealrabble.caThe U.S.! History is cruel. It happened last week. President Barack Obama backed the latest in free trade, the Trans-Pacific Partnership — or TPP. The august Senate backed him. But the House of Representatives, the elected body nearest the people … and more »Continue Reading ...
TheNewsTribune.com TPP would make it easier to export US productsTheNewsTribune.comSo the five additional countries the partnership would cover (Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand and Vietnam) only amount to 18 percent of the U.S. trade within the TPP, or about $290 billion, split between exports of $91 billion and imports of $199 …Continue Reading ...
TPP comes off life support, as US ‘fast-track’ vote loomsScoop.co.nz (press release)June 19 (BusinessDesk) – The fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment pact may be known as early as next Wednesday, US time, after a vote in the US Congress last night endorsed the elusive ‘fast-track authority’ that President Barack … and more »Continue Reading ...
ABC Online TPP fast track takes a step forward and half a step back in US CongressABC Online“Since other TPP governments have refused to finalise the negotiations without fast track, this means TPP negotiations between Australia the US, Japan and nine other countries are still on hold, and the TPP trade ministers’ meeting tentatively set […]Continue Reading ...
Voice of America The failure of the TPP matters, but not for economic reasonsBusiness SpectatorIt seems likely that President Obama’s flagship Asian free-trade deal, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), will sink in the US Congress. Those who worry about its implications in specific sectors like pharmaceuticals might think this is a good thing …Why Losing […]Continue Reading ...
Susan Rice Lists Iraq War Withdrawal and TPP As Hillary’s Biggest …Washington Free BeaconNational Security Adviser Susan Rice offered Hillary Clinton some unwelcome praise on the set of With All Due Respect Thursday. Asked by host Mark Halperin to list three of Clinton’s biggest accomplishments while Secretary of State, Rice mumbled at … and more »Continue Reading ...
ThinkProgress With The New House Bill, Even Obama Might Not Want The Obama Trade …ThinkProgressIf Obama signs the bill, then the final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal can go to Congress for a straight up-and-down vote, and Congress will not be allowed to make line-item changes to the deal. However, Obama has indicated that without […]Continue Reading ...
Town Hall TPA Reloaded: House Narrowly Passes Fast-Track On TPP, Heads To The SenateTown HallThe House is taking another stab at expanding trade powers for President Obama. A procedural vote to start debate on trade promotion, or “fast-track,” authority for the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership passed 244-181. House Democrats blocked the …The House Just Voted To Fast-Track […]Continue Reading ...
The Guardian House of Representatives approves ‘fast-track’ trade bill on second attemptThe GuardianThe House has been wrestling for weeks with fast-track authority, which lets lawmakers set negotiating objectives for trade deals, such as the TPP, but restricts them to a yes-or-no vote on the finished agreement. Democrats last week dramatically …Keeping TPP Hopes Alive: Trans-Pacific […]Continue Reading ...
Red and Black David beats Goliath for now: TPP trade deal deniedRed and BlackHouse Democrats demonstrated resolved opposition towards President Obama’s intention to “fast-track” the free trade legislation commonly referred to as the “TPP” (Trans-Pacific Partnership) last Friday. Despite his pleas for support, suspicion …Why Losing TPP Won’t Hurt the U.S. in AsiaThe American ProspectThe […]Continue Reading ...
Toronto Star Just what is the TPP (and why should you care)?Toronto StarBut the TPP or something very like it is going to happen. The partnership promises to greatly improve economic conditions, and thus living conditions, among close to 800 million people. The 12 countries negotiating the TPP, including Canada, account …TPP Or Not TPP?ForbesTPP […]Continue Reading ...
The Economist TPP, RIP?The EconomistThe Democrat who occupies the White House today makes the same case in defence of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a 12-country trade pact. Barack Obama may yet prevail over the opposition of his own party as he seeks “fast-track” trade-promotion …TPP Or Not TPP?ForbesTrans-Pacific Partnership stalled says Australian trade ministerThe RegisterJust what […]Continue Reading ...
The Diplomat DeFazio Calls ‘Bullshit’ On The TppEugene WeeklyCongressman Peter DeFazio has vehemently opposed the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal from early on, telling EW in January 2014 that the deal was “informed and manipulated by corporate interests” and that if the public knew what was in the …TPP Update: What Happened in the HouseThe […]Continue Reading ...
Forbes Why TPP Is Good For America Today, But Probably Not TomorrowForbesTPP is shorthand for a massive free trade agreement that the United States is negotiating with Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. According to the United States Trade Representative …David beats Goliath for now: TPP trade deal deniedRed […]Continue Reading ...
The Daily Dot The TPP is so boring that Jon Stewart decided to go back to Donald TrumpThe Daily DotAs with all entertaining stories that pass through the news cycle, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign announcement was fun for a while, but now it’s time to move on. But Jon Stewart felt the urge to return […]Continue Reading ...
Center for Research on Globalization Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP): Scapegoating Labor for Fast Track’s DefeatCenter for Research on GlobalizationNumerous consumer groups joined in, like Consumers Union, the Consumer Federation of America and the National Consumers League, concerned about TPP’s impact on consumer protection. Numerous groups representing family farmers also signed on, …The failure of the TPP […]Continue Reading ...
The Interpreter Why Losing TPP Won’t Hurt the U.S. in AsiaThe American ProspectThe failure of the House of Representatives last week to accept the president’s proposals for approving the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal (TPP) he has long been negotiating, has resulted in a cloudburst of baleful predictions of the …The failure of the TPP […]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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