U.S. pork industry pressures Japan for TPP concessions

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

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 ongoing TPP discussions among the top negotiators of the 12 member countries.

The basic principle of TPP is “elimination of all tariffs,” he said, requesting that Japan make concessions to bring about a broad TPP deal in November as pursued by the members.

After the talks, Japan and the United States will hold bilateral working-level talks on tariffs on agricultural products for two days from Monday.

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.

  • David E.H. Smith

    Prime Minister Shinzō Abe (Japan);
    How are you coming along with your responses, & those of corporate Japan,
    to the potential signatories to the TPPartnership re; “NOTIFICATION of
    Preexisting CHALLENGE(s) to The TP Partnership, et al?
    If there is anything else that you would like me to share with the 95% – 99% of
    those Japanese citizens, who will have to pay even more
    for the TPP tribunal’s, et al, penalties & damages by way of further cuts to
    programs, services, et al, then do not hesitate to contact me at the address
    that I have previously provided to you, et al, c/o Prime Minister Harper.
    Sincerely,
    David E.H. Smith
    - Researcher
    - “Qui tam…”
    By the way, how long ago were you served?
    cc.

    **********
    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 Japan, 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 Japan, 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 Japan, the “coveted”
    Hong Kong investor, et al,
    and
    to make the government of Japan, 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) & Japan 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.

    Aug. 15, 2013
    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)
    &
    2) 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)
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    For more Information & Questions re; The Relationship between Human
    (Nature) Rights & Economics in the C-CI Treaty, the CET Agreement,
    TPP, 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; “The TITLE’ from the facebook List above & David E.H. Smith”.