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Trans-Pacific Partnership

(Daily News)
May 15, 2018

The New Democrat Coalition, a group of pro-trade Democrats, is slated to meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Wednesday for the first time to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement and other trade initiatives, a spokeswoman for the group told Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
May 08, 2018

An intellectual property chapter in the North American Free Trade Agreement that is similar to what was agreed to in the Trans-Pacific Partnership would fail to garner the votes needed to win congressional approval for NAFTA 2.0, business and industry representatives pushing for stronger IP provisions tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
May 03, 2018

Rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership is the best way for the U.S. to address trade concerns with China, Akira Amari, a Japanese lawmaker who negotiated TPP, said on Wednesday.


(Daily News)
May 02, 2018

A slew of intellectual property issues stand in the way of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s goal of concluding the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement by the end of the month, and stakeholders say the push to quickly wrap up the talks could mean negotiators fall back to language the three parties agreed to in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.


(In Trade)
April 26, 2018

Hassett: “The idea that everything that everybody in the trade space wants to do is hated by a subset of the team is just not accurate.”


(In Trade)
April 25, 2018

Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo says the country is “strengthened before the process of modernization” of NAFTA.


(In Trade)
April 23, 2018

“I’ve advised the president that I think that the TPP would be great to re-enter.”


(Daily News)
April 18, 2018

The U.S. and Japan have agreed to “intensify” talks on “free, fair and reciprocal trade deals,” President Trump and his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, said on Wednesday.


(In Trade)
April 17, 2018

“There’s trade disputes going on here that stand on their own regarding us and China. We don’t need TPP to do any of that stuff. It might work. It might hypothetically work, but that’s not where we are.”


(In Trade)
April 17, 2018

Kudlow, ahead of Trump-Abe meeting, says the administration remains “in the pre-preliminary stages of any discussions” about re-entry, and still wants a bilateral with Japan.


(In Trade)
April 13, 2018

Ciobo: “I think there’s very little appetite among the TPP11 countries for there to be any meaningful renegotiation or indeed any substantial renegotiation of the TPP11 at all.”


(Daily News)
April 12, 2018

President Trump on Thursday again indicated he was open to rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal he abandoned in one of his first acts of office, leading some to believe that the U.S. would officially move to re-enter TPP. But the White House said top officials were only going to examine a possible U.S. return.


(Daily News)
April 12, 2018

President Trump has directed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and top economic adviser Larry Kudlow to “negotiate U.S. entry” into the Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE).


(In Trade)
April 03, 2018

A former Mexican official said the “time line could be tight” as the legislature ends its current session at the end of this month and will not reconvene until Sept. 1.


(In Trade)
March 27, 2018

Japan’s legislature is expected to ratify before the end of its session


(In Trade)
March 21, 2018

“Japan is clear; what the next tier [is], we have to come to grips with that.”


(In Trade)
March 09, 2018

Under scrutiny: How the deal “will affect American workers and America’s interests in the Indo-Pacific region.”


(In Trade)
March 08, 2018

The CPTPP was signed on Thursday in Chile.


(Daily News)
March 08, 2018

While the White House plans to impose steep tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, roiling allies across the globe who hope to qualify for exclusions, the 11 members of the new Trans-Pacific Partnership on Thursday signed their modified trade pact, inking a deal that was upended when President Trump withdrew the U.S. from it last January.


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