At long last, 11-member Pacific trade deal takes effect

Business Dec 30, 2018

At long last, 11-member Pacific trade deal takes effect

by Noriyuki Suzuki

The 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact entered into force on Sunday, creating a free trade area covering more than a tenth of the global economy. The trade deal, signed in March, will cut tariffs on agriculture and industrial products, ease ...

Minister says TPP may come into effect by year-end

Business Oct 26, 2018

Minister says TPP may come into effect by year-end

The 11-country free trade agreement formerly known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership may take effect by the end of this year, the minister in charge of negotiations, Toshimitsu Motegi, revealed Friday. At a press conference, Motegi said Canada and Australia are expected to complete procedures to ...

Malaysia's Mahathir calls for review of Trans-Pacific trade pact

Business / Economy Jun 9, 2018

Malaysia's Mahathir calls for review of Trans-Pacific trade pact

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called for a review of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, saying smaller economies like Malaysia were at a disadvantage under the current terms. In an interview with Japan's Nikkei published Saturday, Mahathir said the trade pact — which includes Japan ...