Congressional group vows to boost ties with Japan despite TPP exit

Mar 28, 2017

Congressional group vows to boost ties with Japan despite TPP exit

A leader of a U.S. congressional group dedicated to promoting relations with Japan on Monday voiced eagerness to boost bilateral economic ties despite Washington’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal. “Whatever happens with (a possible Japan-U.S. trade deal), we want to make ...

Mar 13, 2017

China says Pacific trade meeting with Chile not about TPP

China said Monday that a meeting in Chile to discuss a possible regional Pacific trade deal is not strictly about the languishing Trans-Pacific Partnership, as China tries to distance itself from one-time U.S.-led trade pact. Representatives from 12 countries that formed the TPP, plus ...

Trump protectionism threat reuniting rest of word, EU vice president says

Mar 6, 2017

Trump protectionism threat reuniting rest of word, EU vice president says

U.S. President Donald Trump’s protectionist stance may propel Asian, Middle Eastern and Latin American economic powers into market-opening alliances with the European Union, a top EU official said. Jyrki Katainen, a vice president of the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, said Trump’s rejection ...