Sep 20, 2016

Abe urges Congress to approve TPP 'as soon as possible'

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged the U.S. government on Monday to win congressional approval for the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact “as soon as possible” to ensure early implementation of the 12-nation deal. “Japan and the U.S. must each obtain domestic approval of the ...

Obama enlists Republican Gov. Kasich to push for TPP trade deal

Sep 17, 2016

Obama enlists Republican Gov. Kasich to push for TPP trade deal

Ohio’s Republican governor, John Kasich, took over the White House briefing lectern on Friday to praise the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, an unusual move that shows how hard President Barack Obama will push for the trade deal’s approval. Obama, a Democrat who will leave office ...

Sep 12, 2016

TPP members agree not to renegotiate sweeping free trade deal

The 12 countries that signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact earlier this year agreed Monday that they will not renegotiate the deal, Japan’s TPP minister Nobuteru Ishihara said. The minister also told reporters the 12 nations confirmed they will move ahead with domestic ...

Sep 9, 2016

Farm chief, Kennedy reaffirm plan to ratify TPP 'at an early date'

Farm minister Yuji Yamamoto and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy have affirmed the readiness of the two countries’ governments to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact “at an early date.” During a courtesy call by the U.S. envoy on Thursday, Agriculture, Forestry and ...

Sep 7, 2016

Abe vows to back expanding TPP participation to more ASEAN members

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday that Japan will support any Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries that wish to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact. The TPP, inked by the United States, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim nations in February, ...