U.S. presidential hopefuls united against TPP

Mar 31, 2016

U.S. presidential hopefuls united against TPP

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree on almost nothing, except for their dislike of a sweeping agreement that would erase most tariffs and other trade barriers among the United States and 11 other nations. “Insanity,” Trump calls the deal. Democrat Bernie Sanders describes it ...

Mar 27, 2016

Japan plans to give small exporters helping hand ahead of TPP

The government is preparing to strengthen efforts to help small exporters before the giant Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact takes effect. Specifically, it is understood that it plans to sell regional products at Japanese convenience stores based in Southeast Asia on a trial basis. ...

Mar 20, 2016

Japan, Vietnam vow to work together to spur trade, investment

Japan and Vietnam pledged to work together to expand trade and promote investment by Japanese companies’ in the Southeast Asian nation on Saturday in Hanoi at the first meeting held by a special committee formed to boost bilateral economic cooperation. “By using this committee ...

Mar 10, 2016

Pacific trade deal cannot be renegotiated, says senior Japanese official

A senior Japanese trade negotiator said on Wednesday that it would be impossible to renegotiate a sweeping Pacific trade agreement, as some U.S. presidential candidates have proposed, without destroying it. Hiroshi Oe, Japan’s deputy chief negotiator for the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, told ...

Michigan loss exposes trade as weak spot of Clinton campaign

Mar 10, 2016

Michigan loss exposes trade as weak spot of Clinton campaign

Democrat Hillary Clinton’s unexpected defeat in Michigan has laid bare growing voter anger over international trade, raising warning flags for her ahead of a possible presidential election showdown against Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Trump has built his campaign on pledges to scrap international trade ...