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Japan and Peru agree to seek early implementation of TPP

Aug 15, 2018

Japan and Peru agree to seek early implementation of TPP

Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his Peruvian counterpart Nestor Popolizio agreed Tuesday to join efforts to seek the early implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact. Japan and Peru "are important partners in promoting free trade," Kono said during talks in Lima, while Popolizio ...

British trade chief expresses strong interest in joining TPP

Aug 2, 2018

British trade chief expresses strong interest in joining TPP

Visiting British International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, said that Britain was interested in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement after leaving the European Union. "We want to orientate Britain to a position where we can take advantage of those growing markets," Fox said in ...

Japan OK with Britain joining the TPP

Jul 31, 2018

Japan OK with Britain joining the TPP

Japan will support Britain in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership accord as both countries seek to promote free and rules-based trade, economy revitalization minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Tuesday. During talks in Tokyo, British International Trade Secretary Liam Fox expressed Britain's desire to join the TPP, and ...

TPP countries to start accession talks for new members in 2019

Jul 19, 2018

TPP countries to start accession talks for new members in 2019

Chief negotiators from the 11 signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed on Thursday to start accession talks with potential newcomers in 2019, when the free trade pact takes effect. During a two-day meeting from Wednesday in the hot-spring resort of Hakone near Tokyo, the negotiators ...

Jul 6, 2018

Japan completes domestic procedures to ratify 11-member TPP

Japan completed its domestic procedures to ratify the 11-member Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade accord on Friday, becoming the second member to do so after Mexico. The completion will boost the likelihood of the pact taking effect as early as this year. At least six countries ...