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Trans-Pacific Partnership

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“Now that the U.S. has withdrawn, the opportunity to remove these harmful and unnecessary rules should not be missed.”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


(Daily News)
May 02, 2017

Japan is not ready to jump into bilateral negotiations on a trade deal with the United States because it remains unclear what the U.S. would want from such a deal and how it would impact trade relationships with the rest of the region, Japan’s ambassador to the United States Kenichiro Sasae said Tuesday.


(Daily News)
May 02, 2017

Senior trade officials from the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries are gathering for meetings in Toronto this week to discuss “potential next steps” for the agreement ahead of an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trade ministers’ summit in Vietnam later this month.


(In Trade)
May 01, 2017

Signs of life for TTIP; post-TPP future still unclear.


(In Trade)
April 27, 2017

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


(In Trade)
April 26, 2017

“The business of Asia is business. We can’t cede to China the setting of the rules.”


(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.


(Daily News)
April 21, 2017

Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso this week offered “no guarantee” the United States will strike a better deal with Tokyo if it chooses to pursue a bilateral trade agreement, stressing that U.S. gains with Japan in the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership depended on other countries “balancing out the gains and losses.”


(In Trade)
April 19, 2017

The decision is expected to set an EU-wide precedent for whether other trade agreements, including TTIP, will need member state approval.


(Daily News)
April 18, 2017

The U.S.-Japan Economic Dialogue may produce work that eventually leads to the negotiation of a bilateral free trade deal between the two countries, Vice President Mike Pence said in Tokyo today alongside Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso following the first meeting of the economic dialogue.


(In Trade)
April 12, 2017

“President Trump talks about America first, but in our case, America first means that we're selling wheat and cattle and corn around the globe.”


(In Trade)
April 11, 2017

“These agreements should be pursued on a priority basis.”


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