ABC Online All eyes on Washington: US Congress continues TPP fast-track negotiations as …ABC OnlineThe text of the agreement so far is secret and the deal is controversial, but even among some of the TPP’s supporters there is now growing concern that there will be no deal at all, unless the US Congress passes a […]Continue Reading ...
Huffington Post Me and the TPPHuffington PostI somewhat embarrassingly change my mind about three times in this (excellent and carefully balanced) piece by Danny Vinik in The New Republic on the economics, politics, and legal issues invoked by the prospect of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade …Continue Reading ...
Town Hall Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership Fiasco vs. Mish’s Proposed Free Trade …Town HallIf you’re just now hearing about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, don’t worry: It’s not too late to get up to speed. Negotiations over the huge trade agreement — which, when finished, will govern 40 percent of U.S.’ imports and exports — were supposed … […]Continue Reading ...
Why Obama Is Spurning Liberals With a Massive Trade DealThe New RepublicLast month, at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C., AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka gave a 29-minute speech in opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive 12-country trade agreement that the Obama … and more »Continue Reading ...
Center for Research on Globalization Civil Society, Environmentalists Firmly Opposed to Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)Center for Research on GlobalizationThe White House has published a handful of comments from “environmental groups” implying widespread support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other corporate trade agreements. Yet these cherry-picked comments from some of the most conservative, …White House Blog Reveals […]Continue Reading ...
Obama shows leadership (at last) in fight for TPPFinancial TimesHe states that “the TPP excludes China”; and later that China “has not been invited to join”. The first statement is false: China has not been excluded, either in rules for new TPP entrants or through statements by US or other TPP nations. Further, as …Continue Reading ...
WDIO-TV Health experts’ “grave concerns” about secretive TPPMacroBusiness (blog)From Fairfax’s Peter Martin this morning comes news that eight health and community organisations have written to Trade Minister, Andrew Robb, expressing “grave concerns” about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – the US-led trade deal between 12 …Congress must ‘speak with one voice’ on tradeU-T San DiegoNolan Holds Hearing […]Continue Reading ...
The Diplomat TPP as Important as Another Aircraft Carrier: US Defense SecretaryThe DiplomatBut after this deep dive into defense issues, Carter also spent some time in his speech to highlight the importance of concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). He stressed its importance in boosting US exports, strengthening key US relationships …Americans, Japanese: Mutual Respect 70 […]Continue Reading ...
TODAYonline US Defence Secretary throws weight behind TPPTODAYonlineIf the US does not go through with TPP, a 12-nation accord that administration officials view as a linchpin for the Obama administration’s strategic pivot to Asia, “we are going to take ourselves out of the game”, Mr Carter said during a speech at the … and more »Continue Reading ...
Huffington Post As Fast Track/TPP Becomes New Third Rail, Where Is Clinton?Huffington PostThe Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — and the rigged “Fast Track” process designed to pass it before the public has a chance to react — has become a new “third rail” for progressives and the activist Democratic “base.” (This is also true on the […]Continue Reading ...
Mintpress News (registration) (blog) White House Blog Reveals A Profound Lack Of Support For TPPMintpress News (registration) (blog)Widespread environmental opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership prompts an embarrassing White House statement claiming environmental support from some of the country’s most conservative, corporate-funded environmental organizations. By Kevin …Continue Reading ...
Speaker calls for Japan’s support for Taiwan’s TPP, RCEP bidsFocus Taiwan News ChannelTokyo, April 7 (CNA) Taiwan’s Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) called during a visit to Japanese politicians Tuesday for Japanese support for Taiwan’s bids for access to two proposed regional economic blocs — the Trans-Pacific Partnership … and more »Continue Reading ...
Voice of America US Defense Secretary Urges Approval of TPPVoice of AmericaWASHINGTON—. Before embarking on an Asia trip, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter called the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, free trade agreement an important part of the Obama Administration’s re-balance toward the Asia-Pacific region.TPP deal as important as new aircraft carrier: Pentagon chiefThe Japan […]Continue Reading ...
ABC Online US defence secretary Ashton Carter hails Trans-Pacific Partnership as …ABC OnlineThe US defence secretary says a proposed trade deal with 11 Asia–Pacific nations, including Australia, is as important to him as a new aircraft carrier. Dr Ashton Carter defended the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in a speech in Arizona before a visit …TPP deal […]Continue Reading ...
TPP text confirms fearsGisborne HeraldWhat I find amusing about our MP is that she speaks of the TPP as if she knows what’s in it; speaks as if she has read the text and seen for herself what she is promoting; walks in to our Gisborne District Council and tells our councillors, “we are …Continue Reading ...
Los Angeles Times Hollywood joins push for Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership trade dealLos Angeles TimesThat would strengthen the president’s leverage to strike a final TPP accord by requiring Congress to give it only an up-or-down vote without changing the terms. It was Dodd’s second letter in two weeks to appeal for the pro-trade measure, calling it […]Continue Reading ...
TPP is critical for America now that it has misplayed the AIIBFinancial TimesSir, In his provocative article “Round two in America’s battle for Asian influence” (April 2), David Pilling looks at the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as two important data points. One may argue that he …Continue Reading ...
The Japan Times TPP deal more important than new aircraft carrier: Pentagon chiefThe Japan TimesThe U.S. and 11 other Asia-Pacific nations from Japan to Mexico are in the final stages of haggling over the Trans-Pacific Partnership. While the talks, which U.S. officials once hoped to conclude by the end of 2013, drag on, China and […]Continue Reading ...
The Straits Times Three myths in the US undermining the TPP accordThe Straits TimesAfter five years, American-led negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade liberalisation agreement with 11 other countries that collectively account for 40 per cent of the world’s economy, are nearly complete. The next step is for …Loony right backs TPP trade […]Continue Reading ...
Socialist Alternative Loony right backs TPP trade dealMacroBusiness (blog)One of the key ring leaders for the ‘loony right’, The Australian’s Judith Sloan, has written an extraordinary attack on those of us who oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement – the US lead trade deal between 12 Pacific Rim nations, …TPP: Bad for Working PeopleSocialist AlternativeTPP […]Continue Reading ...
The Shaky Rationale For TPP’s Copyright TermIntellectual Property WatchThe Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is supposed to be a free trade agreement among 12 Pacific Rim nations. But the TPP also includes some contentious intellectual property provisions, including a requirement that all member states have a minimum …Continue Reading ...
The Express Tribune TPP Agreement and its implicationsThe Express TribuneThe TPP is expected to create one of the biggest free trade areas comprising 40% of world’s gross domestic product and one-third of global trade. According to the information available, the negotiators of the TPP are looking at an ambitious agenda for …Continue Reading ...
Free trade opponents miss the boat again on TPPThe Denver PostJared Polis, D-Colo., is famously his own man, so it’s rather doubtful that he will be swayed by a Sierra Club campaign to nudge him into opposing a trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership by praising his concern for climate change. But Polis …Continue Reading ...
Socialist Alternative TPP: Bad for Working PeopleSocialist AlternativeThe Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a massive trade agreement that the U.S. and 11 other countries are secretly negotiating. Like NAFTA and other trade agreements, the TPP threatens to surrender more power to big corporations at the expense of …Kim Reynolds Supports TPP: That Should Scare YouBlog for Iowa […]Continue Reading ...
DesMoinesRegister.com Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership MattersNew York TimesAFTER five years, American-led negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade liberalization agreement with 11 other countries that collectively account for 40 percent of the world’s economy, are nearly complete. The next step is for Congress …O’Malley’s Populist Critique of Trade Pact Unsupported By Prior CommentsThe Intercept – […]Continue Reading ...
National Post Philippines not to seek to join TPP: trade chiefShanghai Daily (subscription)Gregory Domingo, secretary of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry, said there is not enough time for the Philippines to join the TPP, considering legal and constitutional complications. The island country’s Constitutional provisions limit …Trans-Pacific deal gives us a spot in the […]Continue Reading ...
Harbour Times Harbour View: Forget AIIB, chase TPPHarbour TimesHong Kong’s first 150 years saw it create a dynamic economy with a free market ideal for attracting, and developing, global economic players. Currently lacking a focus to drive external engagement, the Administration should choose one: advancing free … and more »Continue Reading ...
Letter: Still plenty of questions about Trans-Pacific PartnershipEast Oregonian (subscription)A few days ago there was a letter to the editor supporting the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Our own Senator Wyden is a key vote on the fast track for this bill. I have a couple of questions whose answers must be considered before the vote on TPP. […]Continue Reading ...
Itâ€™s past time for Polis to decide on fast track for TPPBoulder WeeklySome people just can’t make up their minds. Where should I eat? Blue or red? The Voice or Dancing with the Stars? Obviously, indecision on the part of most people doesn’t have much significance for the rest of us, but that’s not true […]Continue Reading ...
It’s past time for Polis to decide on fast track for TPPBoulder WeeklySome people just can’t make up their minds. Where should I eat? Blue or red? The Voice or Dancing with the Stars? Obviously, indecision on the part of most people doesn’t have much significance for the rest of us, but that’s not true […]Continue Reading ...
Nation’s vanden Heuvel: Proposed Trade Pact Is Rigged Against US ConsumersNewsmaxThe proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty, a trade pact with 12 nations that President Obama is pushing for passage of, is actually stacked against American consumers and workers in order to benefit big corporations, according to Katrina … and more »Continue Reading ...
TPP Power Grab: World Bank, Goldman Sachs, CFRThe New AmericanThe recently leaked Chapter 2 of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), as we reported here on March 31, proposes transferring enormous judicial powers to the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), a branch of the …Continue Reading ...
The Globe and Mail (subscription) Business groups urge Harper to take lead on Trans-Pacific PartnershipThe Globe and Mail (subscription)A coalition of major business groups is urging Stephen Harper to take a “leadership role” in completing the Trans-Pacific Partnership amid fears Canada may walk away from the talks to save its protected dairy and poultry sectors. […]Continue Reading ...
EFF Leaked TPP Investment Chapter Reveals Serious Threat to User SafeguardsEFFA newly leaked chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement from Wikileaks has confirmed some of our worst fears about the agreement. The latest provisions would enable multinational corporations to undermine public interest rules through …Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty will help neither workers nor consumersWashington PostTrans-Pacific […]Continue Reading ...
La Crosse Tribune TPP looks like another NAFTA on the fast trackLa Crosse TribuneEven Congress doesn’t know what’s in it, but the White House wants to hustle the TPP into law through a super-rushed, rubber-stamp process called “fast track.” No need to be suspicious, though, claims a group called the Progressive Coalition for …Shilling for […]Continue Reading ...
Thom Hartmann: BUSTED! What corporations are hiding about TPPRing of FireThe TPP has primarily been negotiated behind closed doors, which means what little information is known about it has been learned from leaks. Helmstetter and Hartmann discuss the latest leak and what role corporations are playing in the negotiations.Continue Reading ...
Ring of Fire Thom Hartmann: BUSTED! What corporations are hiding about TPPRing of FireThe TPP has primarily been negotiated behind closed doors, which means what little information is known about it has been learned from leaks. Helmstetter and Hartmann discuss the latest leak and what role corporations are playing in the negotiations.Continue Reading ...
Guest Opinion: TTIP/TPP trade talks require massive amounts of sunlightTaunton Daily GazetteWhat if major decisions that will affect Americans’ public health and safety, environment and financial stability were being made right now behind closed doors? And the only substantive information about these decisions came from Wikileaks? What if the … and more »Continue Reading ...
Thanh Nien Daily Vietnamese firms urged to demand TPP transparency, spell out concernsThanh Nien Daily“In the US, companies in the pharmaceutical, textile, entertainment, and banking sectors are lobbying for the TPP,” he told a seminar titled “Vietnamese CEOs under pressure from FTAs and TPP” held by the CEO Club in Ho Chi Minh City on […]Continue Reading ...
What will the TPP mean for Australia?ABC OnlineTrade Minister Andrew Robb says DFAT has held more than a thousand briefings with stakeholders about the TPP. He says the public will have months to look at the detail of the deal, before it’s ratified by parliament. Political Correspondent Tom … and more »Continue Reading ...
How Will the TPP Impact Vietnam’s “Nonmarket Economy” Designation?Cato Institute (blog)Vietnam, however, is also a negotiating party to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-member free trade agreement that may be concluded this year. Last week, Vietnam’s Ambassador to the United States implied that Vietnam was seeking to have its NME …Continue Reading ...
BREAKING: WikiLeaks Leaks TPP Draft!!!Bay Area IndymediaAn ambitious 12-nation trade accord pushed by President Obama would allow foreign corporations to sue the United States government for actions that undermine their investment “expectations” and hurts their business, according to a classified document.Continue Reading ...
TheStranger.com (blog) What They’re Saying: Environmental Advocates Point to the Trans-Pacific …The White House (blog)The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) offers a substantial opportunity to advance American interests and values, including a once-in-a-generation chance to protect our oceans, wildlife, and the environment. The Asia-Pacific Region and TPP parties …The Trans-Pacific Partnership Isn’t Boring. Here’s What It Means […]Continue Reading ...
TheStranger.com (blog) Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty will help neither workers nor consumersWashington PostTo sell Congress on giving him authority to “fast track” consideration of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade and investment treaty with 12 nations that has been under negotiation for five years, the president argues it is vital that “we …What They’re Saying: Environmental […]Continue Reading ...
The Japan Times Biden calls for Japan-U.S. TPP deal before Abe’s trip to WashingtonThe Japan TimesDuring a conversation with Masahiko Komura by phone last week, Biden urged Japan to show more flexibility on the issue of market access for autos, one of the biggest sticking points in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, according to the vice … […]Continue Reading ...
S. Korea weighing when and how to join TPP: officialYonhap NewsSEJONG, March 31 (Yonhap) — South Korea is weighing when and how to participate in a U.S.-led multilateral free trade agreement, known as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), though its final decision has yet to be made, a senior trade official said …Continue Reading ...
TheStranger.com (blog) The Trans-Pacific Partnership Isn’t Boring. Here’s What It Means for Seattle.TheStranger.com (blog)Shortly thereafter, the Seattle Times editorial board came out with an op-ed in support of the TPP, or really, against the city council devoting any critical thought to it. The Seattle Chamber of Commerce likes the TPP; labor and environmental groups …Japan […]Continue Reading ...
TheStranger.com (blog) Seattle City Council Unanimously Opposes Fast-Track for the Trans-Pacific …TheStranger.com (blog)The Seattle city council just unanimously passed a resolution that comprises some of the strongest statements about the Trans-Pacific Partnership—and its twin proposal to speed the deal through Congress—a local governmental body has made. The TPP, a …Continue Reading ...
eNews Park Forest TPP Opponents Mobilize as Powerful Forces Seek to Ram Through ‘Fast Track …eNews Park ForestWith Congress “dangerously close” to ramming through trade promotion authority, or Fast Track, by mid-April—in turn smoothing the way for passage of corporate-friendly trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership—lawmakers and activists are …Wyden Shows Connection Between Rigged Trade […]Continue Reading ...
How The TPP Agreement Could Be Used To Undermine Free Speech And Fair …TechdirtWe’ve been writing a lot about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement over the past few years. There are many, many problems with it, but the two key ones are the intellectual property chapter and the investment chapter. Unlike some who are …Continue Reading ...
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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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