Apr 27, 2015

12-country TPP talks end without a breakthrough

Chief negotiators from 12 countries aiming to forge a Pacific free trade initiative finished four days of talks on Sunday, a Japanese official said, apparently without making major progress. The trade officials from the United States, Japan and 10 other countries gathered in a ...

No trade breakthrough likely during Abe's U.S. visit: White House

Apr 25, 2015

No trade breakthrough likely during Abe's U.S. visit: White House

The White House on Friday dashed hopes of a breakthrough on U.S.-Japan trade when President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet in Washington next week, further delaying a major 12-nation Pacific trade pact. “We’re not there yet,” said Caroline Atkinson, Obama’s deputy ...

AFL-CIO slams U.S. fast-track trade authority

Apr 22, 2015

AFL-CIO slams U.S. fast-track trade authority

The largest U.S. labor union organization on Tuesday attacked moves to empower President Barack Obama to fast-track international trade agreements, saying a looming Pacific pact should counter currency manipulation. Some Democratic and Republican lawmakers, as well as organized labor, oppose a bill that would ...

Apr 21, 2015

Japan, U.S. see major progress in TPP talks but no done deal yet

Japanese and U.S. trade chiefs said Tuesday they have moved significantly closer in their bilateral talks for a broader Pacific free trade pact, but some problems still remain to be resolved. Gaps over the biggest sticking points of agricultural imports and auto trade have ...

Apr 20, 2015

Japan, U.S. trade chiefs continue TPP talks ahead of summit

Trade chiefs from Japan and the United States continued negotiations on Monday that could pave the way to conclude the proposed 12-country Pacific free trade deal, seeking to resolve outstanding issues before their leaders’ summit in about a week. The second day of negotiations ...