EFF San Francisco Opposes TPP Fast Track in New ResolutionEFFThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors has unanimously voted in favor of a resolution today urging the district’s congressional representatives to oppose Fast Track legislation for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. Supervisor John Avalos …Martin O’Malley Seizes on Hillary Clinton’s Vulnerability on Trans-Pacific …BloombergThe Trans-Pacific Partnership […]Continue Reading ...
Stuff.co.nz Hillary Clinton praises President Obama, but not on tradePoliticoIn a 2012 speech in Australia, Clinton referred to TPP as “the gold standard in trade agreements to open free, transparent, fair trade, the kind of environment that has the rule of law and a level playing field.” Touring the New Hampshire Technical …Hillary Co-Chair: ‘I […]Continue Reading ...
Breitbart News Obama: Dems Acting Like GOP, Political Arguments Against TPP Aren’t AccurateBreitbart NewsMonday on MSNBC’s “Hardball With Chris Matthews,” President Obama said the many Democrats against the Trans-Pacific Partnership fast track are “making political arguments that aren’t always entirely accurate,” like “the other side.” Obama said, “This … and more »Continue Reading ...
The Hill Dick Morris: TPP = Mass immigrationThe HillUnder the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed free-trade agreement, Congress could lose the power to control immigration policy. We could find ourselves back in the era before there were restrictions on immigration and anyone from anywhere …How will TPP emerge from fast-track trade bill?just-style.com (subscription)Public Citizen’s Wallach: […]Continue Reading ...
Finance minister says Seoul will take part in TPP talksYonhap NewsSEOUL, April 21 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s finance minister on Tuesday said the government will take part in a fresh round of talks on a U.S.-led regional trade pact, known as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), once ongoing negotiations are settled. and more »Continue Reading ...
The Straits Times There is nothing free or modern about the TPPThe Straits TimesTHE Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could be the world’s biggest trade agreement. But it is coming under increasing suspicion. At the East Asia World Economic Summit in Jakarta this week, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen raised this question when he …Cambodia’s Hun Sen Slams […]Continue Reading ...
International Business Times US Steel Warns Of Layoffs In Arkansas And Texas As Trans-Pacific Partnership …International Business TimesLooming in the distance is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed trade agreement with 11 other Pacific Rim countries that includes major steel producers like Japan and South Korea, and has the support of the White House. Critics […]Continue Reading ...
Yale/IP-Watch Effort To Open TPP UpdatedIntellectual Property WatchIntellectual Property Watch has been working for several years to obtain more details about the intellectual property aspects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement negotiations through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, and a …Continue Reading ...
Obama: Elizabeth Warren Is Simply Wrong On TPPHuffington PostWarren and other Democrats have raised concerns about the deal being negotiated with other 11 Pacific countries, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying that it could worsen income inequality and allow private companies to challenge domestic … and more »Continue Reading ...
Bloomberg Martin O’Malley Seizes on Hillary Clinton’s Vulnerability on Trans-Pacific …BloombergThis TPP sets the gold standard in trade agreements to open free, transparent, fair trade, the kind of environment that has the rule of law and a level playing field. And when negotiated, this agreement will cover 40 percent of the world’s total trade …San […]Continue Reading ...
Will massive Trans Pacific trade deal hurt American workers? Labor Secretary …Washington Post (blog)Congress is close to granting President Obama “fast track” authority to negotiate the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal with a dozen nations around the Pacific Ocean that could impact as much as 40 percent of the United State’s trade.Secretary Perez Answers […]Continue Reading ...
just-style.com (subscription) How will TPP emerge from fast-track trade bill?just-style.com (subscription)A bipartisan package of bills introduced last week could pave the way for “fast track” negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). But there are still a lot of barriers before a TPP agreement emerges, believes Mike Flanagan – and it more than …Public Citizen’s Wallach: […]Continue Reading ...
Christian Science Monitor Gordon Campbell on the key battle Obama is waging over the TPPScoop.co.nz (press release)For the past two and a half years, this column has been arguing that the fate of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal will hinge on whether US President Barack Obama can win Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) from Congress. […]Continue Reading ...
ABC Online Trans-Pacific Partnership: Japanese negotiator optimistic of deal with US …ABC OnlineJapan and the United States have been locked in negotiations over the TPP, a US proposal that would connect a dozen economies by cutting trade barriers and harmonising standards covering two-fifths of the world economy and a third of global trade.The Trans-Pacific Partnership […]Continue Reading ...
Q&A’s TPP failMacroBusiness (blog)Despite having Trade Minister, Andrew Robb, on the panel, and negotiations for the highly contentious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal drawing to a close, chair Tony Jones failed to allow one question on the issue, despite assurances that …Continue Reading ...
RT Unions, activists look to derail Trans-Pacific Partnership fast-trackRTTrade unions, populist activists and many Democratic lawmakers are rallying against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. They say the secretive treaty is harmful to US workers, the economy and environmental policies. Social justice activists …The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is No Aircraft CarrierThe DiplomatOBAMA: Wall Street’s Obedient Servant […]Continue Reading ...
Napa Dems oppose fast track on TPPNapa Valley RegisterThe Napa County Democratic Central Committee is writing to express our serious concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that is being negotiated between the United States and 12 or more Pacific Rim countries by the U.S. Trade Representative …Continue Reading ...
ABC Online Give Obama fast-track authority in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiationsThe Seattle Times (registration)The United States must remain a top influencer in global trade and TPP is one way to do that. The proposal is shaping up to align larger economies like those of the United States and Japan with smaller economies in a position to […]Continue Reading ...
Wall Street Journal (blog) Top WSJ Stories on Japan: PM Abe Interview, TPP, ToshibaWall Street Journal (blog)Your daily roundup of news from The Wall Street Journal related to Japan: Abe: U.S., Japan Close to TPP Trade Deal: In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tokyo and Washington are […]Continue Reading ...
MarketWatch Abe: US, Japan close to TPP trade dealMarketWatchTOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tokyo and Washington are near an agreement on a major Pacific free-trade pact, a deal that would help advance President Barack Obama’s economic agenda and tighten ties between the two allies as …Japan stands tough against rice imports as TPP […]Continue Reading ...
The Diplomat Cambodia’s Hun Sen Slams ASEAN-Splitting TPPThe DiplomatBut he then departed from his prepared remarks for a brief tirade on the U.S.-led Trans Pacific Partnership, which groups 12 countries, four of whom are ASEAN members (Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam). He stressed that TPP and RCEP should not … and more »Continue Reading ...
International Business Times Fast-Track Authority For President: 4 Key Facts About Proposed Trans-Pacific …International Business TimesHere are four key facts to know about the “fast-track authority” that President Barack Obama is seeking as a way to advance the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed trade deal that involves 12 nations bordering the Pacific Ocean. What ‘Fast […]Continue Reading ...
Hoosier Ag Today Congress Focuses On TPA And Iran; TPP And TTIP Negotiators Meet This Week …The National Law ReviewMexican Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal met with USTR Ambassador Michael Froman last Tuesday to discuss TPP and bilateral trade matters. Ambassador Froman headed to Tokyo on Saturday to discuss market access and automotive …What’s Really […]Continue Reading ...
The Intercept – First Look Media MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Pleads “Guilty” on Failing to Cover TPP Trade PactThe Intercept – First Look MediaMSNBC TV personality Joe Scarborough pled “guilty” to not giving the major Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal enough coverage when I spoke to him about the issue over the weekend. I caught up with […]Continue Reading ...
International Business Times A Look at the Fast-Track Bill Shows It’s the Wrong Thing to DoHuffington PostEven for trade agreements, this use of the fast-track process for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would be unusual. Usually fast track is set up by Congress before a trade agreement is negotiated. This way Congress can at least say […]Continue Reading ...
Dana Milbank: On TPP, pop goes the Democratic PartyFall River Herald NewsBut Obama hasn’t really split the Democrats. They are almost unanimously opposed to him on trade. The upcoming battle over fast-tracking and the Trans-Pacific Partnership shows how dramatically the center of gravity in the Democratic Party has shifted. and more »Continue Reading ...
Wall Street Journal Abe: US, Japan ‘Close’ to TPP Trade DealWall Street JournalIn addition to the TPP, other major topics on Mr. Abe’s agenda include beefing up the bilateral security alliance with a new set of defense guidelines and expanding bilateral cooperation on regional security issues in Asia. The prime minister is also … and […]Continue Reading ...
The Fiscal Times Obama’s Deals with Cuba, Iran, TPP Split CongressThe Fiscal TimesOn Thursday, three powerful members of Congress determined to give the administration fast-track authority to push through a vastly ambitious trade pact with a dozen (so far) Asian nations known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Once this deal reaches …Continue Reading ...
National Review Online The Trans-Pacific Partnership Deserves a HearingNational Review OnlineThe Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) isn’t a trade agreement: It’s a trade, environment, labor, human-rights, and digital-copyrights agreement, among other things. We would prefer that our trade agreements be trade agreements, but current political …Japan stands tough against rice imports as TPP talks with U.S. beginThe […]Continue Reading ...
Soapbox: Polis must reject fast-tracking TPPThe ColoradoanU.S. Representative Jared Polis is poised to make a decision on a massive international trade deal that will profoundly impact our democracy. For two years, Rep. Polis has refused to take a position on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which …Continue Reading ...
No vote on TPP resolutionGisborne HeraldThis report of the TPP issue at GDC on April 16 requires a little clarity. It may be that some councillors are opposed to the TPP issue being discussed at GDC. Nevertheless, as we inhabit a democratic process it is imperative that democracy is allowed … and more »Continue Reading ...
Politico Don’t let TPP gut state lawsPoliticoOne provision of TPP would create an entirely separate system of justice: special tribunals to hear and decide claims by foreign investors that their corporate interests are being harmed by a nation that is part of the agreement. This Investor-State …Continue Reading ...
Wall Street Journal (blog) Top WSJ Stories on Japan: BOJ Kuroda in Minnesota, TPPWall Street Journal (blog)Your daily roundup of news from The Wall Street Journal related to Japan: Bank of Japan Chief Says He Sees Progress On Higher Inflation: The Bank of Japan’s leader said his institution is making real progress in its efforts […]Continue Reading ...
Canada’s most sacred cows under attack as TPP takes aim at agricultureiPolitics.ca (subscription)In a rare bipartisan moment in Washington, Republicans have introduced “fast-track” legislation to give Democratic President Barack Obama trade promotion authority to conclude a free trade agreement in the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, which …Continue Reading ...
Ring of Fire Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal would be a disasterBillings GazetteA Gazette article ran a few weeks ago about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) which claimed that the trade deal would simplify overseas trade for a hardware store in Washington. I want to highlight a number of important points about this trade deal …Japan close […]Continue Reading ...
The Land Newspaper No secrets in TPP: RobbThe Land NewspaperOPINION: INTERNATIONAL trade and investment agreements can be quite esoteric things until you distil them down to specific areas of benefit. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an extremely complex regional trade agreement that Australia is …Japan stands tough against rice imports as TPP talks with U.S. beginThe […]Continue Reading ...
Bloomberg Japan stands tough against rice imports in TPP talks with U.S.The Japan TimesAccess to Japan’s farm market and the U.S. auto sector remain obstacles to a bilateral deal, vital to the success of the long-delayed Trans-Pacific Partnership pact. The two countries account for 80 percent of the economic output of the 12-member TPP.Japan stands […]Continue Reading ...
Make TPP workScranton Times-TribuneMany congressional Democrats oppose the prospect of the Trans Pacific Partnership because some of the participants do not have the same labor and environmental rules as the United States. But Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan are comparable, …Continue Reading ...
Radio New Zealand Sony emails reveal TPP concernsRadio New ZealandLeaked emails between executives of Sony Pictures have revealed concerns in the United States over the secrecy of talks related to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The emails about the proposed 12 country accord are included in documents stolen from Sony …“A Corporate Trojan Horse”: Critics Decry Secretive TPP […]Continue Reading ...
Doctors Without Borders Help us fix the TPP!Doctors Without BordersDamaging intellectual property rules in the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) would give pharmaceutical companies longer monopolies over brand name drugs. Companies would be able to charge high prices for longer periods of time.Continue Reading ...
Dallas Morning News (blog) Japan, US ministers to hold TPP talks this weekThe Japan NewsJiji PressThe Japanese and U.S. governments decided Friday to hold ministerial negotiations on Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade issues in Tokyo on Sunday and Monday. The negotiations between Akira Amari, Japanese minister in charge of TPP, and …Japan, US to conduct ministerial-level meeting […]Continue Reading ...
Los Angeles Times Hillary Clinton tees up an argument for opposing the TPPLos Angeles TimesYou know that old joke about how to tell when a politician is lying? Along those lines, here’s how to tell when politicians are looking for a way to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership without looking like a protectionist or a captive […]Continue Reading ...
Wall Street Journal Obama Tries Tough Sale of TPP Trade Deal to Fellow DemocratsWall Street JournalMr. Obama on Friday repeated a recent argument that the TPP won’t hurt workers because the pangs of globalization have mostly run their course, and there will be labor and environmental safeguards that prevent job losses blamed on the Nafta […]Continue Reading ...
Christian Science Monitor Trans-Pacific Partnership: Obama pushes US lead role in AsiaChristian Science MonitorBut more broadly, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Mr. Obama would like to conclude this year is about securing and enhancing America’s lead role in the community of Pacific nations. It’s about anchoring Asian countries that are increasingly tied to China … and more »Continue Reading ...
CTV News Ottawa eyes US Congress in TPP trade negotiationsCTV NewsAmerican lawmakers are debating a so called fast track bill that would allow talks on a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement to move forward. Max Moncaster, a spokesman for International Trade Minister Ed Fast, says Canada would welcome a …New Zealand says Canada must get serious on […]Continue Reading ...
WikiLeaks exposes TPP corporate power grabGreen Left WeeklyUS President Barack Obama is trying to drum up support from his party to implement the agenda of the huge corporations that sought to block his election and re-election via the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “free trade” deal involving 12 … and more »Continue Reading ...
International Business Times Hillary Clinton Trade Deal Flip-Flop? She Praised Trans-Pacific Partnership …International Business TimesHillary Clinton’s campaign said Friday she is still deciding whether to support a controversial 12-nation trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Progressive groups opposed to the deal lauded that announcement. There’s just one hitch …Clinton Reserves Judgment On Trade DealBloombergHillary […]Continue Reading ...
Miami Herald Japan, US to conduct ministerial-level meeting on TPPAsia Times OnlineJiji Press said Friday that the negotiations between Akira Amari, the Japanese minister in charge of TPP, and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, will concern Japan’s import quota for U.S. rice and U.S. tariffs on Japanese auto parts. “I think no …Japan, US to hold […]Continue Reading ...
Al Jazeera America Worldwide protests planned against new trade pactsAl Jazeera AmericaThe global day of protests is also tapping into public discontent over another major multi-nation trade deal in the works between the U.S., Japan and ten other nations, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which could be completed this year and … and more »Continue Reading ...
WND.com GOP helps Obama advance global-integration agendaWND.comIt would give President Obama what is known as “fast-track authority” to push through Congress the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation, free-trade agreement involving the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Malaysia, … and more »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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