U.K. says it aims to join Trans-Pacific free trading group

Business Jun 17, 2020

U.K. says it aims to join Trans-Pacific free trading group

The United Kingdom announced Wednesday it would pursue accession to a revamped version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. "Today we’re announcing our intent to pursue accession to CPTPP, one of the world’s largest free trading areas," Trade Secretary Liz Truss said. The British government said joining CPTPP ...

Japan and 10 other TPP nations considering ministerial videoconference

Business Jun 14, 2020

Japan and 10 other TPP nations considering ministerial videoconference

Japan and the 10 other member countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact are considering holding a ministerial videoconference, economic revitalization minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said in a television program on Sunday. Nishimura apparently hopes that participants in the session will discuss an overhaul of ...

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 ...

Ex-USTR official Wendy Cutler calls on Japan to lead WTO reform

Business Dec 28, 2019

Ex-USTR official Wendy Cutler calls on Japan to lead WTO reform

Wendy Cutler, who served as the acting deputy U.S. trade representative under President Barack Obama, called on Japan to lead the reform of the World Trade Organization in a recent interview. Cutler, currently vice president of the Asia Society Policy Institute, said the United States ...