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Canada wants TPP ratified fast amid Trump tiff: minister

Jun 12, 2018

Canada wants TPP ratified fast amid Trump tiff: minister

Canada wants to speed up the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact to offset the adverse effects of the trade spat erupting with the United States, International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Monday. Champagne told lawmakers that ratifying the TPP, which was signed ...

TPP must be renegotiated, says Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir

Jun 11, 2018

TPP must be renegotiated, says Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir

Growing nations like Malaysia need different trade protections and, while Kuala Lumpur is not against trade pacts such as the Trans Pacific Partnership, the TPP must be renegotiated, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Monday. Mahathir, 92, became premier for the second time last month ...

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

/ 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 ...

May 22, 2018

Japan and Australia vow to put TPP into effect soon

Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his Australian counterpart, Julie Bishop, have confirmed their countries' commitment to putting the new Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal into effect at an early date. Japan, Australia and nine other countries signed the trade deal in March after the United ...

Japan and U.S. to 'move rapidly' on trade deal, ambassador says

May 15, 2018

Japan and U.S. to 'move rapidly' on trade deal, ambassador says

The United States and Japan will "move rapidly" to get a trade deal under a new framework aimed at intensifying bilateral trade consultations, U.S. Ambassador William Hagerty said, keeping pressure on Tokyo to open up protected markets such as agriculture. President Donald Trump and Prime ...