/ May 14, 2017

Shifting to FTA from TPP to halve economic benefits for U.S.

Shifting to a free trade agreement with Japan instead of staying with the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact will halve the long-term economic effect on the United States, an economist says. The activation of the original 12-member TPP, including the United States, would lift the country's real ...

May 11, 2017

New Zealand ratifies TPP despite U.S. withdrawal

New Zealand formally ratified the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal Thursday, becoming the second signatory country to do so after Japan, and just days ahead of Prime Minister Bill English's visit to Japan to promote trade and economic ties. Trade Minister Todd McClay welcomed the Cabinet's ...

May 2, 2017

TPP nations meet in Canada to discuss fate of pact without U.S.

Canada is hosting a round of exploratory negotiations on the future of the Trans Pacific Partnership after the U.S. bowed out. Senior trade officials from every remaining signatory country will convene the so-called TPP-minus-one talks in Toronto on Tuesday and Wednesday. While ministers won't attend, ...

Deputy foreign minister named as Japan's chief TPP negotiator

Apr 25, 2017

Deputy foreign minister named as Japan's chief TPP negotiator

The government announced Tuesday that it has appointed a deputy foreign minister as chief negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact, with an eye to bringing the deal into force without the United States. Keiichi Katakami takes up the post while still holding his ...