Abe vows TPP deal by end of year; U.S. pork lobby pushes for concessions

Kyodo, JIJI

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a “strong intention” to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks by the end of the year, TPP minister Akira Amari said Friday as the U.S. pork lobby pressured Japan to make concessions, but added that the free trade deal cannot be struck without a commitment from all sides.

“Political leaders should show their strong will” to achieve agreement on the U.S.-led pact to reduce barriers to trade among the 12 countries this year, Amari said in Tokyo.

Abe is eager to wrap up the TPP talks early because the pact is a “pillar of Abenomics,” Amari said, referring to his deflation-battling economic plan centered on aggressive monetary easing, massive fiscal spending and vows of structural reform.

The TPP talks remain stalled by disagreements between Tokyo and Washington over tariff reductions and doubts are growing about whether they can be resolved by the end of this year.

Chief negotiators were on Saturday due to wind up 10 days of talks in Ottawa, but a ministerial gathering, which usually follows working-level negotiations, is not scheduled to be held this time on the session’s margins.

In the meantime, U.S. National Pork Producers Council Vice President Nick Giordano said Thursday that Japan should show “more flexibility” in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations for regional free trade.

To achieve a broad TPP accord early, Japan needs to do more toward eliminating its tariffs on agricultural products, said Giordano who is visiting the Canadian capital to monitor progress in the TPP discussions.

He requested that Japan make concessions to bring about a broad TPP deal in November as pursued by the members.

The pork industry group is urging the United States not to compromise, insisting that Japan should be excluded from a TPP deal if its market-opening measures are not enough.

The TPP aims to scrap all trade tariffs. It would create a free trade zone linking nations on both sides of the Pacific Ocean, a bloc that comprises roughly 40 percent of global gross domestic product and one-third of all world trade.

Its 12 negotiating countries are Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam.

  • Demosthenes

    We shall see…

  • David E.H. Smith

    How long ago were you served?

    Re;YOU HAVE BEEN SERVED with;
    “NOTIFICATION of Preexisting CHALLENGE(s) to The TP Partnership, et al .

    Prime Minister Shinzō Abe,
    Hon. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs,
    Hon. Toshimitsu Motegi, Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry,
    &
    Mr. Shigeru Ishiba, Secretary-General of Liberal Democratic Party;

    It may be regrettable that I am serving you with:
    “The NOTIFICATION of Preexisting CHALLENGE to the TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (TPP)”,
    et al,
    but, due to the corporate Canada’s inability, &/or, lack of willingness to answer
    some of the most basic questions regarding:
    1) the inter relationships between the basis of The Compensation that embodied in The W.A.D.
    Accord
    and
    the Trans Pacific Partnership, ie. how much are corporate Taiwan, its shareholders,
    your people going to have to pay into The Compensation
    and
    2) the uncertainty caused by the secret mechanisms for investigating, adjudicating &
    penalizing the non shareholders for the abuses, arrangements, et al,
    of the Trans Pacific Partnership by corporate Canada, et al,
    the serving of the
    Notification to you & the people of Taiwan, has become necessary.

    Please see the enclosed copy of “The Notification” that Canada’s Prime Minister
    Harper (& the attached article including references & the
    means to access more information) has been served with.

    Having said that, I think that you may agree with me that you & I may be able to take this
    opportunity to ensure that corporate Canada’s latest attempts, by way of all of the political

    parties that are operating in Canada, to “suck up”* to corporate Taiwan, the “coveted”
    Hong Kong investor, et al,
    and
    to make the government of Taiwan, et al, beholden to corporate Canada by way of the
    development of the natural resources that are being found in Canada,
    will not prevail.

    By way of closing, I am
    looking forward to reading about your questions about & your
    improvements to, etc. The Trans Pacific Partnership that would enable
    all of the people of both; Canada (including the 95% – 99% Native &
    non Native Canadians who are non shareholders) & The Republic of
    China (Taiwan) to obtain the direct cash benefits that can be derived
    from the development of Canada’s natural resources & over a much
    longer period of time, particularly in the area of the
    co-manufacturing of the aforementioned resources & the financing
    of the projects & their infrastructures.

    Sincerely,

    David E.H. Smith
    - Researcher
    - “Qui tam…”.

    *”suck up”; Who is the “coveted” Hong Kong investor who said:

    “It’s not that we are racists when it comes to dealing with Canadians,
    it’s just that we can’t stand the way that you suck up to us.”?
    ************
    PM HARPER; YOU’VE Been SERVED with; “NOTIFICATION of Preexisting CHALLENGE to the TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP, the C-CITreaty (FIPPA) & the CETAgrement”
    David Smith, 2173 Bradford Ave., Sidney, BC., CANADA. V8L 2C8.

    Aug. 15, 2013

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper,
    Parliament Building,
    Ottawa, Ontario.
    K1A 0A9
    and
    Mr. DAN HILTON (Executive Director, Conservative Party)
    & Mr. Edward Fast (Minister of International Trade),
    c/o PM Harper.

    PM HARPER; You’ve Been SERVED with; “NOTIFICATION of Preexisting CHALLENGE(s)…”

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Leader, Conservative Party,
    Mr. DAN HILTON, Executive Director CP,
    & Mr. Edward Fast, Minister for International Trade & Minister for Asian-Pacific Gateway;

    I do not mean to rude, but, please do NOT thank me for any interest that I may, or, may NOT have regarding the existing, un ratified Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Canada – China Investment Treaty C-CIT; FIPA)
    & the Canada – EU Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement (CETA);
    I am just doing my due diligence research which will enable me, et al, to ascertain whether to support, improve, or, reject the Treaty, Agreement, &/or, Partnership.

    However, as a consequence of your not answering the simplest & most basic questions regarding:
    1) the basis for The Compensation that is embodied in The W.A.D. Accord (a.k.a.; The Australian Question)
    and
    the lack of certainty regarding the proportions that corporates: Canada, China & European Union will pay for total amount of The Compensation that is embodied in The W.A.D. Accord as a consequence of the C.-C.I. Treaty & the Canada – EU C.E.T. Agreement
    and
    2) the lack of certainty regarding corporates: Canada, China, European Union & the trans Pacific nations agreements to pay for total amount of the costs of the punitive penalties, damages, costs, administrative, legal fees, etc. that may arise as a consequences of:
    A) the CHALLENGES to the TP Partnership, the C.-C.I. Treaty & the Canada – EU C.E.T. Agreement,
    B) the costs of the on-going research & dissemination of the information regarding the C.-C.I. Treaty & the Canada – EU C.E.T. Agreement to all of the parties that have expressed an interest in the development of the natural resources that have been found, & are continuing to be found, in Canada & thereby, render the non shareholders, et al, of the enterprises that can be derived from the aforementioned Treaty, &/or, Agreement, harmless
    & thereby, prevent any abuses of the aforementioned costs, such as, using to the costs of The Challenges to increase the “profits” of the shareholders & the relevant corporations,
    please be advised that;
    YOU HAVE BEEN SERVED with:
    “NOTIFICATION of Preexisting CHALLENGE to the TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP”,
    “NOTIFICATION of Preexisting CHALLENGE to the CANADA – CHINA
    INVESTMENT TREATY”
    and
    “NOTIFICATION of Preexisting CHALLENGE to the CANADA – EUROPEAN UNION
    COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC & TRADE AGREEMENT”.

    Is corporate Canada’s funding pool, & those of corporate China & corporate European Union, adequate to pay the aforementioned innocent, &/or, harmless taxpaying voters’, et al, for any, &, all, of the aforementioned costs of
    1) “Preexisting Challenges” to the Canada – China Investment Treaty C-CIT)
    & the Canada – EU Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement (CETA)
    & the “After the Fact Challenges” if The Treaty, &/or, The Agreement are implemented/ratified?

    Do you also understand that by not answering the aforementioned simple & most basic questions it will be an admission of guilt and will enhance the punitive damages awarded to non shareholders if, &/or, when the aforementioned Treaty, &/or, the Agreement have been ratified?

    Would you please acknowledge that you have received the aforementioned C-CIT & CETA notifications?

    Do you, Misters Harper, Hilton & Fast acknowledge that you have received the enclosed C-CIT & CETA notifications & the relevant references* in order to access the less comprehensive version of The W.A.D. Accord, including The Compensation?

    Sincerely,

    David E.H. Smith
    - Researcher;
    - “Qui tam…”.

    cc.

    P.S. – Did you not get my emails regarding the aforementioned “NOTIFICATIONs”, or, is there something wrong with your email addresses? Do you suggest that we correspond by registered mail?

    *Reference:
    For those who may not be familiar with The WAD Accord, &/or, its recent developments, The Accord can be accessed on line by way of the submission entitled:

    “Towards a More Informed Opinion regarding the Environmental Impact & Context of the NGP (Pipeline), et al”, Researched & Submitted by D.E.H.S., July 24, 2012 to the Enbridge Co.’s NGP Joint Review Panel..

    Contact:
    Ms. Colette Spagnuolo,
    GatewayProcessAdvisor
    Process Advisor, Northern Gateway Project
    (22nd Floor, 160 Elgin St. Ottawa ON K1A 0H3)
    GatewayProcessAdvisor
    ***********
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    (Nature) Rights & Economics in the TPPartnership, C-CI Treaty, the CET Agreement,
    et al, via The WAD Accord,
    see; Facebook; “David Smith, Sidney, BC” to access the List of RECENT ARTICLES, LETTERS & NOTIFICATIONS by DEHS.
    Then,
    Google; “TITLE’ from the facebook List above & David E.H. Smith”.