Nov 15, 2016

Abe warns TPP impasse would shift focus to China-inclusive trade pact

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that roadblocks to implementation of the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could shift attention to another envisioned regional free trade pact that includes China, but not the United States. “There’s no doubt that there would be a pivot to ...

Kerry hopes to revive TPP trade deal

Nov 13, 2016

Kerry hopes to revive TPP trade deal

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry refused to call last rites on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Sunday, expressing hope President-elect Donald Trump will drop his opposition to the contentious free trade deal. The 12-nation TPP became a hot-button issue during the U.S. election campaign, ...

Nov 12, 2016

Obama administration suspends TPP approval bid

U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration has suspended its efforts to win congressional approval for the Trans-Pacific Partnership before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, saying Friday that the fate of the free trade pact was up to Trump and Republican lawmakers. Administration officials also said ...