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Nov 10, 2017

Do you know your TPPs from your RCEPs and OBORs?

In the world of trade diplomacy, the acronym is king. As world leaders descend on the Vietnamese city of Danang for this weekend's APEC summit, the nomenclature of free trade — TPP, RCEP and OBOR to name but a few — will be in full ...

Asia-Pacific economic ministers admit there will be no RCEP agreement by year-end

Sep 10, 2017

Asia-Pacific economic ministers admit there will be no RCEP agreement by year-end

Economic ministers from 16 Asia-Pacific countries negotiating an alternative trade pact to the floundering Trans-Pacific Partnership acknowledged Sunday no agreement will be finalized by year-end. Instead, the economic ministers involved in negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement — covering more than 3.5 billion ...

Jan 25, 2017

Japan eyes merging trade negotiation units in wake of TPP flop

The government plans to form a new cross-ministry unit to handle all free trade negotiations following the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a source said Wednesday. The new entity would handle continued dialogue over the now 11-nation TPP as well as an economic partnership ...