Indonesia to join TPP, president says after meeting Obama

Oct 27, 2015

Indonesia to join TPP, president says after meeting Obama

Indonesia’s leader looked to cement his nation’s growing ties with the United States, declaring after a meeting Monday with President Barack Obama that Southeast Asia’s largest economy intended to join a sweeping U.S.-backed Pacific Rim trade deal. Indonesian President Joko Widodo is making his ...

Oct 22, 2015

China's AIIB 'still open to U.S.' despite TPP snub

Jin Liqun, president-designate of the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, said Wednesday the doors will be kept open for the United States to join the China-led multilateral lender, even though China is not part of the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. “China is interested ...

Oct 22, 2015

TPP sets time limit on corporate suits against states

The Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact limits the period for foreign companies to file damages lawsuits against host states over sudden regulatory changes to 3½ years, it was learned Wednesday. The limit, included in a TPP provision on investor-state dispute settlement, is designed to ...

Oct 18, 2015

Farm chief eyes promotional blitz to brace for TPP

Hiroshi Moriyama, minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, said Sunday the government will consider a new program to promote domestic farm products under the landmark free trade accord involving Japan, the United States and 10 other Pacific Rim countries. Under the plan, contributions will ...

Oct 16, 2015

U.S. duty on Japanese motorcycles to be lifted under TPP trade pact

The United States will remove a tariff levied on Japanese motorcycles with engine displacements of over 700 cc under the recently agreed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. The 2.4 percent duty will be eliminated five years after the ...