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Australia and New Zealand

(In Trade)
May 25, 2017

Inside U.S. Trade spoke with the trade minister in Hanoi about TPP and the country's trading relationship with the U.S.


(Daily News)
May 23, 2017

HANOI – Trade officials from Japan, Australia and New Zealand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ministers meeting here, told Inside U.S. Trade they were not in favor of reopening provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership as a way to ensure its entry into force without the United States – citing a potential unraveling of the deal and the maintenance of the high standards agreed to when the U.S. was still involved.


(In Trade)
May 23, 2017

An interview with Steven Ciobo from Hanoi, where he met for the first time with the new USTR, Robert Lighthizer.


(Daily News)
May 21, 2017

HANOI -- U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, at his first public appearance here during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trade ministers meeting, said the U.S. defending its own market against unfair trade practices should not be confused with protectionism -- the definition of which, he claims, “is sort of migrating.”


(Daily News)
May 21, 2017

HANOI -- Trade officials from the Trans-Pacific Partnership signatories on Sunday reiterated their commitment to finding a way for the deal to enter into force without the U.S., announcing here on Sunday they have tasked senior officials to assess a path forward ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders meeting in November.


(In Trade)
May 19, 2017

“The view of many countries is we shouldn't start unstitching that agreement.”


(In Trade)
May 18, 2017

Prime Minister Bill English wants to avoid a lengthy renegotiation.


(In Trade)
May 10, 2017

Trade Minister Todd McClay: “We have agreed to continue to evaluate options under TPP that would deliver benefits for our citizens and the region.”


(In Trade)
May 04, 2017

Tokyo eyes Australia, New Zealand as key partners in a smaller agreement.


(In Trade)
April 27, 2017

Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso thinks a Pacific deal “could be reached quickly.”


(Daily News)
April 22, 2017

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, standing alongside Vice President Mike Pence, said Saturday that the U.S. had the right to end its participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership and that “each nation is committed to protecting its economic interests first and foremost,” while Pence reiterated the U.S. “America-first” policy and the administration’s preference for bilateral trade deals.


(In Trade)
April 06, 2017

In Tokyo, the vice president will “lead the inaugural U.S.-Japan Economic Dialogue” with his Japanese counterpart.


(Daily News)
March 15, 2017

VINA DEL MAR, CHILE -- New Zealand’s trade minister Todd McClay says he is not concerned about Auckland’s trade relationship with the U.S. under President Trump, but believes it is too early to speculate about the potential for a bilateral deal.


(In Trade)
March 14, 2017

“Time is of the essence or the doors may soon close on opportunities in the some of the largest and fastest growing economies in the TPP region.”


(Daily News)
March 08, 2017

Ambassadors from South Korea, Vietnam and Australia are keen to keep at least portions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership alive, even if it means moving forward with a regional agreement that excludes the U.S. and includes the eleven other Asia-Pacific countries, as well as others.


(In Trade)
March 06, 2017

The country's trade minister, Steven Ciobo, said next week's summit “will continue to lay down markers about the new administration’s approach.”


(Daily News)
March 02, 2017

The U.S. has confirmed it will send a representative to a trade summit in Chile on March 14-15, according to a spokeswoman from the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, though the U.S. has yet to say who it will be.


(In Trade)
February 17, 2017

“It would be quite beneficial for Australia and New Zealand to show some confidence that this could be moved forward.”


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