Japan, New Zealand leaders affirm commitment to future of TPP

May 17, 2017

Japan, New Zealand leaders affirm commitment to future of TPP

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his New Zealand counterpart Bill English reiterated Wednesday in Tokyo their commitment to bringing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact into force soon despite the withdrawal of its biggest signatory economy, the United States. According to a joint press release, ...

/ May 14, 2017

Shifting to FTA from TPP to halve economic benefits for U.S.

Shifting to a free trade agreement with Japan instead of staying with the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact will halve the long-term economic effect on the United States, an economist says. The activation of the original 12-member TPP, including the United States, would lift the country’s ...

May 11, 2017

New Zealand ratifies TPP despite U.S. withdrawal

New Zealand formally ratified the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal Thursday, becoming the second signatory country to do so after Japan, and just days ahead of Prime Minister Bill English’s visit to Japan to promote trade and economic ties. Trade Minister Todd McClay welcomed the ...

May 2, 2017

TPP nations meet in Canada to discuss fate of pact without U.S.

Canada is hosting a round of exploratory negotiations on the future of the Trans Pacific Partnership after the U.S. bowed out. Senior trade officials from every remaining signatory country will convene the so-called TPP-minus-one talks in Toronto on Tuesday and Wednesday. While ministers won’t ...