the Diplomat Japanese PM wraps up visit to MexicoFox News LatinoJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wrapped up his visit on Sunday to Mexico, where he and President Enrique Peña Nieto agreed to complete the negotiations for the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio …Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: Visits Mexico, Begins Latin […]Continue Reading ...
Mexico, Japan Agree to Work Toward Finishing Trans-Pacific PartnershipHispanically Speaking NewsMexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to work toward wrapping up a 12-nation trade agreement, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, in the near future. They also presided over the signing of 14 …Continue Reading ...
the Diplomat TPP Gaining Momentum as Platform For Regional Integration, Cutler SaysBloomberg BNACutler said that Japan has been a “great partner” with the U.S. in lifting standards on the intellectual property rights (IPR) provisions. Now that Japanese negotiators are in market access talks with TPP countries other than the U.S., she said, those …Ex WTO […]Continue Reading ...
Froman, Vilsack, farm advisors talk TPP White House lauds 10 billion for rural …PoliticoFROMAN, VILSACK, FARM ADVISERS TALK TPP: Top Obama administration officials, under criticism for being too soft on Japan in farm trade talks, will sit down with a high-powered team of agricultural industry advisers today to discuss those difficult … and more »Continue Reading ...
the Diplomat Study: No Trans-Pacific Partnership would be a setback for US, Latin AmericaNews & ObserverA new Atlantic Council study says that failure to win approval for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership would be a “serious geopolitical and commercial setback” for the United States and Latin America. The United States and 11 Pacific Rim countries …Why […]Continue Reading ...
the Diplomat Study: No Trans-Pacific Partnership would be a setback for US, Latin AmericaMiamiHerald.comA new Atlantic Council study says that failure to win approval for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership would be a “serious geopolitical and commercial setback” for the United States and Latin America. The United States and 11 Pacific Rim countries …The Trans-Pacific Partnership […]Continue Reading ...
the Diplomat The TPP and Japanese Agriculturethe DiplomatYet Abe is currently undermining his stated goal by balking on lifting agricultural import quotas as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, despite joining the TPP talks with the understanding that the end goal was a comprehensive …Continue Reading ...
Ex-world trade boss slams TPP3News NZ“TTIP and TPP together could drive the world back into the old days before the WTO was conceived, a world trading system predominated by major trading nations, which was something I thought we tried to adjust with the more democratic participation of … and more »Continue Reading ...
TPP risks weaker world trade system – ex WTO bossNew Zealand HeraldNew Zealand is one of three countries that initiated the TPP concept and has committed substantial resources to its negotiation, but it only gained momentum once the US became a member of the 12-country grouping seeking a new set of trade rules for an …Continue Reading ...
Anti-Trans Pacific Partnership protest and performance held in SydneyDemotix.comPlease note: the text contained in “Anti-Trans Pacific Partnership protest and performance held in Sydney” has not been corrected, edited or verified by Demotix and is the raw text submitted by the photojournalist. All views and opinions expressed are …Continue Reading ...
Reuters Republicans up pressure for fast-track trade authorityChicago TribuneIn a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, the 23 Republican members of the House panel with jurisdiction over trade said Congress would not approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) the United States is negotiating with 11 other …New Trade Agreements Gut Environmental ProtectionsAudubon MagazineFace the facts […]Continue Reading ...
Web Special: Joseph Stiglitz on TPP, Cracking Down on Corporate Tax Dodgers …Democracy Now (blog)TPP is not going to lower the tariffs on most of those. So it’s not going to be—that’s not the center of what this new trade agreement’s about. It’s going to be about things like regulation. And there, the alignment is […]Continue Reading ...
Wall Street Journal (blog) Japan TPP Negotiator Wonders Why Pact Excludes Monetary PolicyWall Street Journal (blog)With an ultimate goal of stimulating economic growth, hopes are high that the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement will lead to a spike in cross-border business deals among member countries. Assuming that’s the case, Japan’s chief …The TPP came […]Continue Reading ...
The World’s Next Major Trade Agreement Will Make NSA Spying Even EasierMotherboardBut thanks to the Australians and Wikileaks, both of whom have leaked details on TPP, we have a pretty good idea of what’s going on in the latest Trans-Pacific Partnership—a trade agreement that will act as a sort of NAFTA for Asia-Pacific region nations.Continue Reading ...
Rappler ‘ASEAN integration to prepare PH for Trans-Pacific Partnership‘RapplerMANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) said the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is a good preparation for the Philippines’ participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). AEC envisions the free movement of …US backs economic reformsManila Standard Today all 2 news articles »Continue Reading ...
Dems Push to Delay Trans-Pacific Partnership Until After ElectionsThe New AmericanReports out of Ottawa, where the latest round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations wrapped up on July 12, indicate that members of President Obama’s own party are pressuring him to slow progress on the pact until after the November 4 …Continue Reading ...
13 May 2014 TPP officials met in Ottawa, Canada, from 3-12 July. Discussions covered labour, state-owned enterprises, services, investment, and all areas of market access. The date and venue of the next Chief Negotiators meeting is yet to be finalised. id=’rss-end’>Continue Reading ...
EFF TPP Experts Briefing: Informing TPP Negotiators of the Threats of Expanded …EFFIn a gratifying indication that the negotiators do remain willing to receive public input into their closed process if given the opportunity to do so, our small room was packed to capacity with 22 negotiators from 9 of the 12 TPP negotiating countries […]Continue Reading ...
VICE News The Trans-Pacific Partnership Could ‘Establish a War of All Against All’VICE NewsThe Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is coming, and it could give multinational corporations even more influence over global policy. That’s what critics of the trade deal between 12 countries along the Pacific Rim (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile …Negotiators aim to cinch Trans-Pacific Partnership […]Continue Reading ...
Activists call for transparency on Trans-Pacific PartnershipMetroNews CanadaConcerned over the level of secrecy shown by the federal government’s latest round of trade talks for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, activist organization Sum Of Us hosted a loud rally outside the Delta hotel on Thursday while presenting NDP MP and …TPP trade talks too secret, NDP MP Don […]Continue Reading ...
Ottawa Citizen Protesters cry foul at secrecy around Trans-Pacific Partnership talksOttawa CitizenProtesters gathered outside the Delta Hotel in Ottawa Thursday morning where trade talks are underway among Trans-Pacific Partnership members. Protesters held signs that said, “secret deal being negotiated here” and “stop the TPP,” while the Raging …EFF, Reddit and others unite to fight the Trans […]Continue Reading ...
Mintpress News TPP Negotiations Go Further Underground with Unprecedented Secrecy Around …EFFEFF is in Ottawa this week for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, to influence the course of discussions over regressive digital policy provisions in this trade agreement that could lead to an increasingly restrictive Internet. But this …TPP Talks’ Last-Minute Venue Shift Marks ‘A […]Continue Reading ...
CBC.ca Japan hopes Ottawa trade talks will make progress on Trans-Pacific PartnershipABC OnlineCurrent trade talks in Ottawa between Japan, the United States and 10 other Pacific rim countries are key to advancing the planned Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to its final stage by year-end, Japan’s chief negotiator said on Saturday. U.S. President …Tories say TPP talks […]Continue Reading ...
Trans Pacific Partnership meeting switched from Vancouver to Ottawa, ducking …Boing BoingMoving it at the last minute, under cover of darkness, from Vancouver to Ottawa, in order to avoid critics of the treaty and how it is being negotiated. The TPP is a secretive treaty that allows corporations to sue governments that enact environmental …Japan […]Continue Reading ...
CBC.ca Trans-Pacific Partnership talks going on in OttawaCBC.caTrade officials from Canada and other Asia-Pacific nations are meeting behind closed doors in Ottawa to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive free-trade proposal that could create one of the world’s largest trading blocks. The TPP currently …Japan hopes Ottawa trade talks will make progress on Trans-Pacific PartnershipABC OnlineTrans […]Continue Reading ...
CTV News TransPacific Partnership deal elusive as talks set for OttawaCBC.caNext week, hundreds of negotiators from 11 Asia-Pacific countries descend on Ottawa as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, viewed as the next big free trade deal after the European pact known as CETA. But Ottawa is barely acknowledging …Questions surround Canada’s free trade […]Continue Reading ...
Health minister Tony Ryall responds to concerns expressed by health professionals about what the TPP might mean for the health sector, as published in New Zealand Doctor. The Trans Pacific Partnership negotiation between 12 countries in the Pacific region – including two of the world’s largest economies, the US and Japan – is the most […]Continue Reading ...
26 May 2014 Last week Trade Minister Tim Groser addressed an audience in Japan on TPP and Trade Integration in the Asia-Pacific. Read the full speech id=’rss-end’>Continue Reading ...
18 March 2013 New Zealand has welcomed the 15 March announcement by Japanese Prime Minister Abe of Japan’s interest in joining the negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Read the full New Zealand media release. id=’rss-end’>Continue Reading ...
Round 17 of the TPP negotiations will take place in Lima, Peru from 15 – 24 May. Stakeholder activities will take place on 19 and 20 May and will include the following events: Stakeholder forum (9am–1pm, 19 May) for presentations by stakeholders on TPP related issues. Stakeholder briefing (3–4pm, 19 May) for Chief Negotiators to […]Continue Reading ...
18 March 2013 Chief negotiators held a press conference on 13 March, marking the conclusion of Round 16 in Singapore. Chief negotiators reported that they had achieved the goal set for the round: to put the negotiations on an accelerated track toward conclusion of a next-generation, comprehensive agreement in the 2013 time frame envisioned by […]Continue Reading ...
17 September 2013 Stephen Jacobi, executive director of the NZ US Council, recently addressed the New Zealand Institute for International Affairs on the ‘what, why and when’ of TPP. Mr Jacobi highlighted the importance of TPP to New Zealand in a changing global economic environment, noting that as a small country, with a small domestic market, trade […]Continue Reading ...
17 July2013 Thanks to everyone who attended our stakeholder information sessions held in early July. New Zealand TPP Chief Negotiator David Walker briefed meetings in Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington on TPP’s background, context and progress, as well as fielding questions from the audience. People took the chance to ask questions about the negotiation process as well […]Continue Reading ...
10 October 2012 Canada has formally joined the TPP negotiations, after the completion of domestic legal procedures by all nine current TPP members. Why Canada? New Zealand and Canada have a longstanding close and friendly relationship. We have a similar world view and we tend to identify with each other’s interests, concerns and values. There […]Continue Reading ...
12 September 2012 Trade Ministers from the nine TPP economies, including New Zealand’s Tim Groser (centre), were joined by counterparts from Mexico and Canada after their meeting in Vladivostok TPP Leaders attending APEC 2012 meetings in Vladivostok have renewed their commitment to the negotiation’s shared goals and acknowledged progress made in the 10 months since […]Continue Reading ...
10 October 2012 Mexico has formally become a TPP negotiating participant following the completion of the domestic consultation periods of the current nine TPP members. Why Mexico? Mexico is on the up. It has a population of 115 million people; its growth rate in the first half of 2012 was a strong 4.3 percent; its […]Continue Reading ...
5 February 2013 Round 16 of the TPP negotiations will take place at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore, from 4-13 March 2013. Registration is now open for TPP stakeholders interested to participate in the stakeholder programme to be held on the 6th of March at the negotiating venue. The Stakeholder Engagement Event is […]Continue Reading ...
18 October 2012 Media representatives can register to attend a briefing with TPP Chief Negotiators at the SkyCity Convention Centre venue on Wednesday 12 December (time to be confirmed). There will be no other media events organized by the hosts during the round. Please register online using the following link: https://secure.tcc.co.nz/ei/getdemo.ei?id=903&s=_9J00M4XGA Registration should be completed […]Continue Reading ...
1 October 2013 Trade Minister Tim Groser addressed the National Press Club of Japan last week on a number of topics, including TPP. Read the full speech. id=’rss-end’>Continue Reading ...
17 October 2012 Stakeholder registration for Round 15 of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations is now open. Round 15 will be hosted by New Zealand at the SkyCity Convention Centre in central Auckland from 3-12 December 2012. Stakeholders from the 11 TPP participant countries are invited to a host-organised programme at the negotiating venue on […]Continue Reading ...
13 May 2014 A TPP Ministerial meeting will be held in Singapore on 19 – 20 May. Media are invited to register attendance to attend press activities throughout the event at: https://mti-tpp.invite.sg/registration. Registrations must be completed by 12pm on 15 May (Singapore time). Late registrations will not be accepted, and only media that have […]Continue Reading ...
17 September 2012 New Zealand will host Round 15 of TPP negotiations over the period 3-12 December 2012 in Auckland. Trade Minister Tim Groser says that New Zealand looks forward to welcoming hundreds of TPP negotiators from around the Asia Pacific region. New Zealand previously hosted Round 4 in December 2010, also in Auckland. After […]Continue Reading ...
12 December 2012 A constructive and busy Round 15 of TPP has just concluded in New Zealand, with further good progress made across the negotiation. More than 500 delegates from the 11 TPP participating countries met from 3 to 12 December in Auckland with negotiating teams from Canada and Mexico coming to the table for […]Continue Reading ...
14 September 2012 The latest TPP negotiations in Leesburg, near Washington DC, saw the highest level of stakeholder participation in three rounds held in the United States this year. More than 220 organisations [PDF 55KB] from the US and further afield (including from New Zealand) registered to attend, with over 450 individual stakeholders signed up, […]Continue Reading ...
Everything you need to know about the Trans Pacific Partnership Washington Post If 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 …Continue Reading ...
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