The Land Newspaper US within reach of TPP prizeThe Land NewspaperIF ALL goes to plan in the coming months, US trade representative Mike Froman is set to land arguably the biggest prize in the country’s recent economic history. The 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), now nearing conclusion almost seven years …Continue Reading ...
Queensland Country Life US within reach of TPP prizeQueensland Country LifeIF ALL goes to plan in the coming months, US trade representative Mike Froman is set to land arguably the biggest prize in the country’s recent economic history. The 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), now nearing conclusion almost seven years …Continue Reading ...
Radio New Zealand Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Bad for Workers, and for DemocracyHuffington PostOver the past few months, protests have erupted in the halls of the U.S. Capital, and in the streets outside, to thwart the passing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)–a boon to corporate interests, the protesters argue, and an anathema to U.S […]Continue Reading ...
The Japan News Japan and US Working on Bilateral Agreement Ahead of TPPMarketPulse (blog)The two countries have yet to bridge their differences over market access for farm products and autos. Japan’s TPP minister Akira Amari and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman will meet to settle the most politically sensitive issues if working …Japan, US eye […]Continue Reading ...
The Japan News Japan, US eye TPP penalty system / Auto parts tariffs a key contention Auto …The Japan NewsThe Yomiuri ShimbunJapan and the United States have entered the final stages of opinion coordination regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement, aiming to introduce a system of invoking penalties if either country fails to […]Continue Reading ...
The Japan News TPP Next Meeting Planned for MarchMarketPulse (blog)While the proposal is a sign of Japan’s concession in one of the trade areas involving politically sensitive farm products in talks on the TPP, sources say Washington may pressure Tokyo into setting the low-tariff quota at a level higher than Japan …Japan, US eye TPP […]Continue Reading ...
Japan, U.S. resume working-level TPP talksThe Japan TimesWASHINGTON – Japan and the United States on Monday resumed working-level talks on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, aiming to resolve bilateral disagreements on the scope of tariff reduction on farm products and autos, informed sources said.Continue Reading ...
Radio New Zealand TPP pact close but hurdles remainRadio New ZealandBut last week, America’s top trade official, Michael Froman, told a US Senate Committee that the TPP – sometimes also called the TPPA – was almost ready. “We’re not done yet but I feel confident that we’re making good progress and we hope to close […]Continue Reading ...
Center for Research on Globalization TPP now, not next yearThe Hill (blog)It is TPP, the TransPacific Partnership negotiations, a 12-country exercise that has been underway since the U.S. signed up in 2008. Some might find it difficult to attach the words “decisive and transformative” to trade negotiations when such deals …The Social Movement against “Globalized […]Continue Reading ...
TPP negotiations ‘make headway on difficult issues’The Japan NewsJiji Press NEW YORK (Jiji Press) — Officials from the 12 countries discussing a Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact have made progress on some contentious issues, at their meeting ended in New York on Sunday, sources close to the talks said.Continue Reading ...
The Japan Times As U.S. boosts efforts to conclude TPP, hopes grow for breakthrough with JapanThe Japan TimesUnlike the situation some months ago, there has been much talk by U.S. government leaders and lawmakers as well as agricultural groups on how to strike a deal over the TPP initiative on such occasions as a chief […]Continue Reading ...
South China Morning Post (subscription) Tokyo offers to cut tariffs on U.S. pork in TPP talks, sources sayThe Japan TimesThe 12 TPP countries plan to convene a ministerial meeting in mid-March, with Singapore emerging as a candidate host country, sources close to the negotiations said Sunday. The proposal to lower tariffs would be applied as […]Continue Reading ...
South China Morning Post (subscription) Japan proposes tariff cuts on U.S. pork imports; TPP meeting plannedThe Japan TimesWhile the proposal is a sign of Japan’s concession in one of the trade areas involving politically sensitive farm products in talks on the TPP, sources say Washington may pressure Tokyo into setting the low-tariff quota at a […]Continue Reading ...
Center for Research on Globalization The Social Movement against “Globalized Trade” and the Trans-Pacific …Center for Research on GlobalizationWhen the TPP negotiators met in New York City this week, people showed up to protest the negotiations despite a winter blizzard. The protests were organized by Trade Justice New York and included the Teamsters, 350.org NY, […]Continue Reading ...
South China Morning Post (subscription) Japan mulls quotas in rush to seal TPP trade deal with USSouth China Morning Post (subscription)A stand-off between the United States and Japan over access to farm and car markets has been holding up negotiations over a 12-nation trade pact, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). A bilateral agreement between […]Continue Reading ...
Where Joe Stiglitz Goes Wrong On Big Pharma And The TPPForbesIf big pharmaceutical companies hold sway — as the leaked documents indicate they do — the T.P.P. could block cheaper generic drugs from the market. Big Pharma’s profits would rise, at the expense of the health of patients and the budgets of …Continue Reading ...
A breakthrough on trade in AsiaWashington PostThe Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is down to its final haggling. This week, negotiators from 12 countries met in New York to resolve the remaining issues, which have been narrowed from more than 2,000. The toughest matters left, ironically, are …Continue Reading ...
Where is Ron Wyden on Fast Track and TPP?BlueOregonAmong most Democrats and progressive independents, Fast Track and the TPP are quite possibly the most widely hated proposals on the political horizon. On the night of the State of the Union address, about a dozen Measure 92 advocates watched …Continue Reading ...
Washington Post Don’t Trade Away Our HealthNew York TimesRepresentatives from the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries convened to decide the future of their trade relations in the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership (T.P.P.). Powerful companies appear to have been given influence over the …Japan TPP offer chops beef tariffs to 9% over 15 yearsThe […]Continue Reading ...
Washington Post (blog) The Obama administration’s illusionary job gains from the Trans-Pacific …Washington Post (blog)“Estimates are that the TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] could provide $77 billion a year in real income and support 650,000 new jobs in the U.S. alone.” –Secretary of State John F. Kerry, in an opinion article titled “Alliances for Peace,” Jan. 14, […]Continue Reading ...
Immigration, Outsourcing And Now Fast-Tracking TPP–When Will GOP Stand Up …VDARE.comLast November, Republicans grew their strength in Congress to levels unseen since 1946. What united the party and rallied the nation was the GOP’s declared resolve to stand up to an imperious president. Give us powerful new majorities, said John …Continue Reading ...
Japan TPP offer chops beef tariffs to 9% over 15 yearsThe Japan TimesAccording to the sources, Japan wants to introduce a safeguard system that would allow it to raise tariffs on U.S. beef back to 20 percent when they are set at between 20 percent and 9 percent under the TPP. Tokyo could raise its […]Continue Reading ...
NJ.com Plane above N.J. skies tells Obama: Keep trade deal ‘away from our medicines’NJ.com“The TPP is the most damaging trade agreement we have ever seen in terms of access to medicines for poor people in all the countries included,” Cone said, “With the US government publicly stating that these negotiations are winding down, it is […]Continue Reading ...
Window for Taiwan’s TPP bid will close fast, requires effort: MOEAChina PostTAIPEI, Taiwan — Once the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) goes live, Taiwan has to join immediately afterward or it may be excluded from the trade bloc for another three to five years, said Minister of Economic Affairs John Deng (鄧振中) yesterday. and more »Continue Reading ...
FiercePharma Trans-Pacific Partnership: Fast Track to Job LossesHuffington PostMuch like NAFTA, the TPP has more to do with big-business protectionism than with genuine free trade. Of TPP’s 29 sections, only five relate to traditional trade issues like lowering tariffs. The rest of the chapters seek to limit the powers of …NPPC Trade Official Expects TPA […]Continue Reading ...
NPPC Trade Official Expects TPA And TPP To PassWNAXThis week, U.S. Trade Ambassador Michael Froman updated both the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees on progress being made in the Trans Pacific Partnership talks. National Pork Producers Vice President and Counsel for … and more »Continue Reading ...
iPolitics.ca (subscription) US trade rep hints at stalemate with Canada in TPP talksiPolitics.ca (subscription)With Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations heating up in New York, Canada’s contentious stance on supply management and pharmaceutical protection came under heavy fire this week from frustrated American senators and congressmen eager to finalize a …Continue Reading ...
Protesters Storm TPP Hearing – Support the People’s Voice!Ring of FireDuring a meeting of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) discussing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), protesters stood up and made their voices heard in opposition to the agreement. The protesters were quickly forced out of the hearing by security …Continue Reading ...
Global Trade Review (GTR) ‘Two-speed’ TPP deal nears closeGlobal Trade Review (GTR)The TPP would eliminate trade barriers between 12 Asia-Pacific nations and has in recent months become a key priority for the US government, as President Barack Obama looks to get it over the line before the expected tension between his Democrat Party …Continue Reading ...
The Japan Times Chief U.S. trade negotiator says TPP deal is within sightThe Japan TimesIn testimony to congressional committees, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said the administration is looking to lawmakers to pass bipartisan legislation allowing a streamlined approval process for trade deals, such as the 12-nation TPP. Chief …Continue Reading ...
US trade rep says TPP deal getting closeAgri-PulseWASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015 – With the latest round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations under way, access for agricultural products to Japan and Canada remain among the unresolved issues, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman told …Continue Reading ...
Anti-TPP protesters interrupt Senate hearingAgri-PulseAs U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman began his testimony, Margaret Flowers, co-director of a group called PopularResistance.org, walked toward the senators with a sign reading “Trading Away Our Future” and shouted opposition to TPP, holding up …Continue Reading ...
RT Anti-trade deal protesters hijack Senate TPP hearingRTCapitol Police removed no fewer than three demonstrators Tuesday morning during testimony delivered before the Senate Committee on Finance by US Trade Representative Michael Froman concerning the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP.Froman faces congressional grilling TPP show will go on Ag groups lobbying for …PoliticoAg rallies for Trade […]Continue Reading ...
TPP Resumed Talks in NY With Spring Agreement GoalMarketPulse (blog)Koji Tsuruoka, Japan’s chief TPP negotiator, told reporters before leaving for New York last week he “has no doubt” that the TPP countries will be able to see the prospect of setting a ministerial meeting “if Japan and the United States, which are the …Continue Reading ...
US pork producers see ‘progress’ in TPP talksThe Japan NewsJiji Press WASHINGTON (Jiji Press) — The U.S. National Pork Producers Council on Monday noted “significant progress” in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations between the United States and Japan on the pork trade front. “Significant progress has been … and more »Continue Reading ...
Froman faces congressional grilling TPP show will go on Ag groups lobbying for …PoliticoTPP SHOW WILL GO ON: TPP negotiators will still gather as scheduled this week in New York City despite a forecast that has the metropolitan area getting hit with more than 2 feet of snow and blizzard conditions, a U.S. Trade Representative […]Continue Reading ...
Tuoitrenews Vietnam-US trade relations progress rapidly; TPP conclusion in sightTuoitrenewsMerchandise exports from Vietnam to the United States have helped the poor in the Southeast Asian country very much because the process of making those goods used local laborers and created jobs, said Dr. Cu Chi Loi, director of the Institute of … and more »Continue Reading ...
Top TPP negotiators resume talks in NYThe Japan NewsJiji Press NEW YORK (Jiji Press) — The 12 countries taking part in Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talks started six-day discussions among their top negotiators in New York on Monday. Participants will hold in-depth talks on sensitive sectors …Continue Reading ...
Doctors Without Borders Ag rallies for Trade Promotion Authority as TPP talks continueFarm FuturesAs U.S. trade officials enter into more talks on the Trans Pacific Partnership this week, ag groups are telling Congress that the trade deal will have difficulty moving forward without the passage of Trade Promotion Authority. The TPA, which limits …TPP talks […]Continue Reading ...
Why TPP will sink middle classRTThom talks Greece elections and the future of the eurozone with Dr. Richard Wolff, economist and author Democracy at Work. Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen Energy Project talks about the 3-million-gallon North Dakota oil-drilling waste spill …Continue Reading ...
TPP talks could be wrapped up in first-half of 2015 – KeyThe National Business Review (subscription)Speaking at his post-Cabinet press conference in Wellington, Key said he discussed the progress of the TPP negotiations with US Trade Representative Mike Froman while at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and that there was growing … and more »Continue Reading ...
TPP talks could be wrapped up in first-half 2015, Key saysScoop.co.nz (press release)Speaking at his post-Cabinet press conference in Wellington, Key said he discussed the progress of the TPP negotiations with US Trade Representative Mike Froman while at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and that there was growing …Continue Reading ...
Public health, union, and church groups slam TPP trade dealScoop.co.nz (press release)As secret Trans-Pacific (TPP) trade talks resume in New York, an unusually diverse mix of 47 Australian community groups including public health, environment, union, church, development aid and other groups have written an open letter to Trade Minister …Continue Reading ...
Doctors Without Borders TPP Trade Deal Will Be Devastating for Access to Affordable MedicinesDoctors Without BordersNEW YORK—The United States government continues to demand intellectual property provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) that will limit access to medicines for at least half a billion people, said the international medical …Continue Reading ...
Food Poisoning Bulletin Recalled Imported Pork Highlights Problems with TPPFood Poisoning BulletinFood & Water Watch has sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, stating that the recent recall of 170,000 pounds of imported pork and nine other recent recalls highlights the fact that the Trans Atlantic Trade Partnership (TPP) and the …Continue Reading ...
Daily Beast Washington Week Ahead: White House seeks to sell trade agenda, close TPP dealAgri-PulseWASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2015 – Key congressional committees start laying the groundwork this week for pushing the Obama administration’s trade agenda through Congress with back-to-back meetings with U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman. Froman …Obama sets the toneOtago Daily TimesThe one power Democrats […]Continue Reading ...
TPP is a trade deal we don’t needMilwaukee Journal SentinelThey add that the TPP may open foreign markets for business services — such as finance, software and architecture — that employ more workers than manufacturing at 20% higher earnings. Finally, they quote the Peterson Institute for International …Continue Reading ...
The Nation. Why Business And Government Are Quiet About TPPDissident VoiceAs you might guess those who benefit most are governments and the rich and powerful. Clyde Prestowitz, president of the Economic Strategy Institute, who served in the Reagan and Clinton administrations, says that TPP won’t deliver jobs or curb China’s …Washington Week Ahead: White House seeks […]Continue Reading ...
Australia deal may spur resolution of TPPThe Japan NewsThe Yomiuri Shimbun Japan has already concluded Economic Partnership Agreements with countries such as India and Thailand. Australia is the 14th such partner, but as Australia is the first major agricultural power to form a partnership with Japan, … and more »Continue Reading ...
Secret TPP Negotiations—And Public Protests—To Be Held in New York CityEFFThe next round of secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations begins this Monday, January 26, and runs through the following week at the Sheraton New York Time Square Hotel in downtown Manhattan. As with many previous TPP meetings, the …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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