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Trans-Pacific Partnership

(In Trade)
March 01, 2017

A former World Bank economist says Japan doesn't see China as a likely partner in whatever follows TPP.


(Daily News)
March 01, 2017

A U.S.-Japan bilateral trade agreement could incentivize countries to either join the deal or strike separate trade agreements with the U.S., leaving the door open for a more regional deal in the future, according to trade analysts.


(In Trade)
February 23, 2017

Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) says Trump's planned path on trade remains unclear.


(Daily News)
February 23, 2017

Former U.S. trade officials and academic experts doubt that a major new trading initiative for the Asia-Pacific will be announced at the regional trade ministers meeting in Chile next month, while splitting over whether the absence of the United States at the meeting would allow China to take advantage of a void in U.S. trade leadership in the region.


(In Trade)
February 22, 2017

The Trump administration's push for bilateral agreements and renegotiating NAFTA was seen by analysts as an opportunity to rewrite data rules.


(In Trade)
February 22, 2017

“We have seen that many of the TPP countries are now approaching us and saying ‘we still want to do deals.’”


(In Trade)
February 21, 2017

Brunei, Vietnam and the U.S. are the only three of the 15 invited nations that have yet to say whether they will send a representative.


(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.”


(Daily News)
February 16, 2017

Analysts and academics clashed today at the Peterson Institute for International Economics over President Trump’s trade policy options in a post-Trans-Pacific Partnership world, with some saying that the Asia-Pacific deal should be revamped, enlarged and renamed. Argument also erupted over whether the administration's plan to pursue bilateral deals, including one with Japan, will succeed.


(Daily News)
February 14, 2017

Senate Finance Committee Republicans and White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro on Tuesday held initial but frank talks about China, whether to negotiate more trade agreements or focus on existing deals, and other trade issues during the first group meeting between administration officials and the panel's GOP members.


(In Trade)
February 13, 2017

“I think they will be very shrewd in positioning Canada as a safe alternative for U.S. companies that are going to come out on the wrong end of this deal.”


(Daily News)
February 12, 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will continue to convey to President Trump his belief in the strategic and economic importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to a Japanese foreign affairs ministry official who noted last week that while the two leaders' approach to free trade in the Asia-Pacific may differ, their objectives do not.


(Daily News)
February 09, 2017

President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will discuss trade and the U.S.-Japan bilateral economic relationship during a working lunch at the White House on Friday, a senior administration official told reporters on Feb. 9. That official also said currency manipulation is not a top agenda item for Trump, despite his recent rhetoric on the issue.


(Daily News)
February 09, 2017

An Australian legislative committee tasked with reviewing the Trans-Pacific Partnership has recommended that the parliament not consider ratifying the trade agreement due to the United States' withdrawal, while also noting that the potential exists for a replacement regional deal in the Asia-Pacific without the U.S.


(Daily News)
February 09, 2017

Mexico and Canada are among the first to confirm their intent to participate in a March trade summit in Chile, though U.S. plans remain unknown.


(Daily News)
February 08, 2017

Reps. Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Gregory Meeks (D-NY), co-chairs of the moderate New Democrat Coalition's new task force on trade issues, told Inside U.S. Trade that a trade agenda for the coalition is in the works and stressed the group's support for a multilateral approach to agreements, which has been disdained by the Trump administration.


(In Trade)
February 07, 2017

“There cannot be conflict between China and the United States, as both sides will lose and both sides cannot afford that.”


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