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Trans-Pacific Partnership

(In Trade)
March 14, 2017

“Time is of the essence or the doors may soon close on opportunities in the some of the largest and fastest growing economies in the TPP region.”


(Daily News)
March 13, 2017

Trade ministers and ambassadors from the Asia-Pacific will regroup this week for the first time since the United States pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, meeting in Chile for what former U.S. trade officials, analysts and other sources see as an opportunity to chart a path forward for trade relationships in the region and gain a better understanding of how the Trump administration intends to proceed.


(In Trade)
March 10, 2017

“Doing so has become even more imperative in light of inward-focused rhetoric being expressed in many parts of the world.”


(In Trade)
March 09, 2017

“Do we need to implement policies that complement the opening of trade or not?”


(Daily News)
March 08, 2017

Ambassadors from South Korea, Vietnam and Australia are keen to keep at least portions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership alive, even if it means moving forward with a regional agreement that excludes the U.S. and includes the eleven other Asia-Pacific countries, as well as others.


(In Trade)
March 07, 2017

Carol Perez has been the top U.S. diplomat in the country since September 2016.


(In Trade)
March 06, 2017

The country's trade minister, Steven Ciobo, said next week's summit “will continue to lay down markers about the new administration’s approach.”


(Daily News)
March 01, 2017

The Trump administration will remain engaged bilaterally with Trans-Pacific Partnership members in an effort to upgrade access to markets for U.S. goods beyond what was negotiated in TPP, according to USTR’s 2017 “Trade Policy Agenda,” released March 1.


(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.


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