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 ...

East Asia trade chiefs vow to promote free trade talks

Oct 29, 2016

East Asia trade chiefs vow to promote free trade talks

The trade chiefs of Japan, China and South Korea agreed in a trilateral meeting Saturday to promote negotiations on free trade and cooperation in the energy sector. They also vowed to urge more trade and investment around the globe and cooperate on hosting the Olympics. The ...