Japan, Vietnam leaders vow unity in bid to bring TPP into force

Jun 7, 2017

Japan, Vietnam leaders vow unity in bid to bring TPP into force

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, pledged to work together toward the rapid passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement during a meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday. While the leaders put the agreement on paper in the form of ...

TPP chief negotiators to meet in Japan in mid-July

May 30, 2017

TPP chief negotiators to meet in Japan in mid-July

The chief negotiators of 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries plan to meet on or around July 11 in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, to discuss the future of the free trade deal without the United States, according to a source close to the matter. The planned meeting comes ...

Japan, WTO chief reaffirm commitment to free trade

May 22, 2017

Japan, WTO chief reaffirm commitment to free trade

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Japan and the World Trade Organization on Monday issued what is believed to be an unprecedented joint statement reaffirming their commitment to fostering free trade in the face of a recent surge of protectionism embodied by U.S. president Donald Trump. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and ...

Japan, New Zealand leaders affirm commitment to future of TPP

May 17, 2017

Japan, New Zealand leaders affirm commitment to future of TPP

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his New Zealand counterpart Bill English reiterated Wednesday in Tokyo their commitment to bringing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact into force soon despite the withdrawal of its biggest signatory economy, the United States. According to a joint press release, Abe ...