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Trans-Pacific Partnership

(In Trade)
March 07, 2019

The report says the deal would provide a “modest” increase in market access for U.S. farmers


(Daily News)
March 05, 2019

Officials from several Southeast Asian and Pacific embassies this week said they agreed that the U.S.-China trade dispute is at the forefront of their radars, while noting the dispute's impact on investment and trade in the region remains both an opportunity and a concern.


(Daily News)
March 01, 2019

Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this week identified U.S.-China trade relations as a major factor shaping U.S. foreign policy this year, with many lawmakers questioning Washington’s strategy toward Beijing.


(In Trade)
February 11, 2019

“Meanwhile, unless the United States develops a parallel agreement with China or joins the CPTPP itself, it is estimated to become the agreement’s biggest loser.”


(In Trade)
February 11, 2019

“The biggest threat to the USMCA in establishing a strong global baseline for IP protection lies in its exclusion of a whole swathe of the Canadian economy.”


(Daily News)
January 24, 2019

Members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership last week agreed to accession guidelines for new members, prompting renewed calls for the U.S. to rejoin the deal.


(Daily News)
January 08, 2019

The Trump administration's negotiating objectives for a U.S.-Japan free trade agreement include weaker investment and dispute settlement language than those included in prior deals, according to former trade officials and other sources.


(In Trade)
December 31, 2018

Farmers for Free Trade lamented what it called “the beginning of an era of lost opportunity for American farmers and ranchers.”


(Daily News)
December 26, 2018

The Trump administration will have its hands full in 2019, with new talks slated to begin with Brussels, Tokyo, London and potentially more, as well as the implementation of a revised deal with South Korea. The fate of the U.S.-Mexico -Canada Agreement will also be determined next year by a new Congress.


(Daily News)
December 14, 2018

Several agriculture groups are calling for market access and sanitary and phytosanitary regulation language like that in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to be included in a U.S.-European Union trade deal, with one suggesting a World Trade Organization challenge could be coming if thorny issues are not ironed out during negotiations.


(In Trade)
December 11, 2018

Ag groups cite CPTPP, EU-Japan deal in warning that U.S. producers could be hurt.


(In Trade)
November 12, 2018

“If you're going to pull out of TPP, great, but then you need to have a bilateral agreement of some sort and that's not even being discussed at this point because USTR is so busy. Countries like Indonesia just get left in the dust.”


(Daily News)
November 06, 2018

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement could give U.S. poultry and egg producers less access to the Canadian market than Ottawa offered in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and in one case less than what the industry enjoys under NAFTA, Inside U.S. Trade has learned.


(Daily News)
October 30, 2018

Less than a year after its signing -- and in spite of a U.S. withdrawal -- the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership is set to take effect at the end of 2018 after Australia on Tuesday became the sixth country to ratify the pact.


(In Trade)
October 18, 2018

Japan, Singapore and Mexico have already approved the deal and Vietnam and New Zealand are expected to later this year.


(In Trade)
October 16, 2018

Japan's economy minister Toshimitsu Motegi on Tuesday said six countries were expected to ratify the pact by November.


(Daily News)
October 04, 2018

A new state-owned enterprise chapter in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement expands the definition of SOEs but otherwise largely mirrors language in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, drawing praise from key trade advisers.


(Daily News)
October 01, 2018

U.S. agriculture groups say they would be satisfied if a U.S.-Japan trade deal offers them the same levels of market access as those negotiated in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a line that Tokyo has laid down for the negotiations.


(In Trade)
September 17, 2018

“How do we tell the U.S. and Mexico that we won’t surrender Canadian markets, reduce labour standards and open ourselves up to massive job loss when that is exactly what we are in the process of doing with ten other nations?”


(In Trade)
July 31, 2018

“The barriers he’s putting in place to free trade are a tax on hardworking Americans.”


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