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Trans-Pacific Partnership

(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 24, 2017

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week told Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and members of the House Agriculture Committee the Trump administration will prioritize exports of U.S. agriculture products and that “do no harm has got to be our objective” for upcoming NAFTA talks with Mexico and Canada -- a renegotiation process the panel’s chairman, Mike Conaway (R-TX), described as “unsettling” to the ag community.


(In Trade)
May 24, 2017

“Experts have also mentioned that the U.S. administration's restrictive approach to trade policy could lay the foundations for deeper EU-China economic ties.”


(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.


(In Trade)
May 22, 2017

Inside U.S. Trade talks to Ildefonso Guajardo Villareal about NAFTA, TPP and his first meeting with the new USTR.


(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.”


(Daily News)
May 19, 2017

Business and industry groups -- urging the administration to “do no harm” in its attempts to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement -- are also laying out initial wish lists for what an updated agreement should contain in response to the administration's notice of its intent to retool the deal this week.


(In Trade)
May 19, 2017

“Now that the U.S. has withdrawn, the opportunity to remove these harmful and unnecessary rules should not be missed.”


(In Trade)
May 18, 2017

Prime Minister Bill English wants to avoid a lengthy renegotiation.


(Daily News)
May 17, 2017

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, outlining his trade agenda, told House members today there are portions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership that could be fashioned into a renegotiated NAFTA agreement.


(Daily News)
May 14, 2017

Robert Lighthizer, slated to be sworn in as U.S. Trade Representative on Monday afternoon, will have a busy first week in office, meeting with congressional committees of jurisdiction to discuss the administration’s negotiating objectives for NAFTA and traveling to the two-day APEC trade ministers meeting in Vietnam, sources told Inside U.S. Trade.


(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.


(Daily News)
May 03, 2017

Members of Japan’s National Diet, speaking in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, stressed that Tokyo will not be able to make the same concessions it did in the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks if the U.S. seeks a bilateral agreement with Japan instead -- and said detailed discussions on trade can’t happen until relevant U.S. agencies are adequately staffed.


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