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The NHS will be part of any post-Brexit US free trade deal—here’s why
“Free trade” deals are often a cover for privatising public services and US negotiating texts already mention British drug and tech companies.
The UK will never get the US trade deal it wants
The United Kingdom is likely to be confronted by a phalanx of hard-nosed American trade officials who will attempt to pry open British markets to more American goods.
India exits the RCEP: What happens next?
While India has now opted out of the RCEP negotiations, it has not completely abandoned its policy of pursuing free trade agreements
Japan seeks to keep India in China-backed regional trade pact
China aims to press ahead with 15 remaining RCEP members. Japan had sought to balance China by involving India.
China presses Trump for more tariff roll-backs in ’phase one’ trade deal
China wants the US to drop 15% tariffs on about $125 billion worth of Chinese goods that went into effect on Sept. 1. It is also seeking relief from earlier 25% tariffs on about $250 billion of imports.
Europe ‘pushed off Beijing’s radar’ in China’s drive to seal US trade deal
China’s all-consuming focus on sealing a US trade deal forced its top trade negotiator to cancel a trip to Brussels, raising the risk of Europe being pushed “off a cliff”.
Navarro: US-China trade deal will take 3 phases
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said the United States’ trade deal with China will require three phases.
House Dems after meeting with Richard Trumka: No vote on Trump’s NAFTA if worker concerns go unaddressed
AFL-CIO President met with House Speaker and Ways and Means Chairman to hash out labor’s concerns in ongoing discussions over President Donald Trump’s renegotiated NAFTA deal.
Japan braces for US pressure on services in next trade talks
The Office of the US Trade Representative released late last year a summary of negotiating objectives spanning 22 areas, including telecommunications and financial services.
The US-Japan trade deal could undermine the WTO
If the United States and others following in its footsteps begin to negotiate agreements that cut tariffs on a significantly smaller scope of products, the WTO might confront a gradual erosion of one of its central tenets—most favored nation.
Trump blasts Pelosi for ’taking too long’ on Mexico, Canada trade pact
The new NAFTA must win approval in a divided Congress where Democrats control the House and have said they have concerns over the agreement, including its labor and enforcement provisions.
India puts US above RCEP on trade deal
Trade minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said India and the US have agreed on broad contours of a trade package. And Goyal hinted India may not rush to sign the RCEP trade pact
US-Japan free-trade deal puts pork producers back on track
Implementation of the new US-Japan free trade agreement is expected to put US pork producers back on a level playing field in that market and help set the tone for future US free trade agreements.
Japan’s farms face up to $1bn hit from US trade deal
Japanese agricultural production will decline 60 billion to 110 billion yen ($552 million to $1.01 billion) under the bilateral trade deal with the US, the government said.
Amid US-China truce, the Philippines and Taiwan are forging a progressive partnership
At the center of the intensifying rivalry are the Philippines and Taiwan, and the rest of other states in Southeast Asia, that will eventually face the tough choice between the US and China.
China says it’s working on trade agreement text with US
Chinese officials are working on the text of an agreement on trade in close contact with US negotiators, and have begun discussions on the next stage.
China wants more talks before signing that trade deal Trump promoted
China wants to hold more talks this month to hammer out the details of the “Phase One” trade deal touted by President Trump before Xi Jinping agrees to sign it.
Japan prepares bill to ratify US trade deal
US President Donald Trump has said the deal does not require congressional approval.
Trump reaches ‘Phase 1’ deal with China and delays planned tariffs
If completed, the agreement would involve China buying $40 billion to $50 billion worth of American agricultural products annually.