Thailand to decide on TPP participation around April, says Japan minister

Business Feb 17, 2020

Thailand to decide on TPP participation around April, says Japan minister

Thailand will likely decide whether to join a revised Trans-Pacific Partnership around April, economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said Monday. Nishimura, the government's point man on the TPP, told reporters after meeting with Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak in Tokyo that he hopes the current ...

Japan's Lower House approves trade deal with U.S.

Business Nov 19, 2019

Japan's Lower House approves trade deal with U.S.

The Lower House signed off Tuesday on a trade deal with the United States that cuts tariffs on farm and industrial products, taking a step toward its entry into force next year. The approval means the agreement, reached by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. ...

Indian firms and farmers applaud Modi's move to reject RCEP trade deal

Asia Pacific Nov 5, 2019

Indian firms and farmers applaud Modi's move to reject RCEP trade deal

Indian farmers and businesses on Tuesday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to opt out of a sprawling Asian trade pact, with the country's largest dairy producer Amul thanking the leader for "supporting livelihoods." New Delhi's 11th-hour rejection of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ...