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Trade deals handing Japanese seeds to multinational corporations
Japan need a policy that is based on a major shift from industrial agriculture to agroecology by small farmers. For this to be possible Japan must pull out of TPP and other similar FTAs.
Business groups warn ’clock is ticking’ for Canada-UK trade deal
According to Canadian International Trade Minister’s office, officials now are working toward a "transitional agreement" to minimize disruptions for businesses and workers.
Việt Nam ready to share experience to help UK join CPTPP
Việt Nam is willing and ready to share its experience with the UK if the country wants to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Will the UK really join the CPTPP free-trade bloc in Asia-Pacific?
Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore are willing to give Britain a seat at the table but the interests of the remaining seven states are unclear.
UK and Japan agree on trade deal that opens door for Britain to join the CPTPP
The UK sees this deal forming a pathway to further market access under the 11-nation Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Transpacific Partnership (CPTPP), which Japan will support as part of the agreement.
UK accelerates talks with TPP members after closing Japan trade deal
The UK will hold multiple rounds of talks with the 11 member states of the Trans-Pacific Partnership with an eye on joining the trade pact, its trade minister said.
Azmin: Malaysia to address sensitive issues before deciding on CPTPP ratification
Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is engaging with stakeholders to get feedback on sensitive issues such as government procurement before deciding on the ratification of the CPTPP.
Between free trade and local markets: Thailand’s attempt to enter CPTPP negotiations meets opposition again
In this time of Covid-19, free trade negotiations have not subsided, and are even increasing. In Thailand the government is trying again to join the CPTPP.
UK starts talks with all TPP members to discuss joining pact
London is trying to strengthen trade ties with Asia after Brexit.
Thailand is not ready for the CPTPP
In the foreseeable future, Thailand will be shying away from the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The country lacks necessary preparedness and consensus for the high-end free-trade arrangement.
Why is Malaysia still committed to the CPTPP fraud?
It is now abundantly clear that the CPTPP has not only proved irrelevant in the face trade protectionism but would actually strengthen IPRs, raising the costs of Covid-19 tests, treatments and vaccines.
Vietnam, Chile seek to foster economic, trade cooperation
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai on August 4 held a virtual meeting with Rodrigo Yanez Benitez, Under-Secretary for International Economic Relations at the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to boost economic and trade cooperation between the two countries.
Thai House Committee on CPTPP presses clarification on Thailand official observer status in UPOV
Thai House of Representatives Committee investigating potential impacts of CPTPP heard report from its Subcommittee on Agriculture.
Interview: UK-Japan speedy trade deal not easy, says expert
Despite Japan’s efforts to seek closure in post-Brexit trade talks with Britain by the end of this month, the pathway to reaching an agreement is complicated, a trade expert has said.
Thai TPP ambition loses steam as COVID-19 stokes wrath of farmers
Thailand’s proposed participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership stands on a precipice.
Australia keen on penning RCEP trade pact this year despite disputes with China
Australia has reaffirmed its commitment to signing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement despite rising political tensions with China.
China’s interest in trans-Pacific trade deal met with scepticism by those who helped negotiate it
A series of high profile officials in Beijing have recently voiced openness about China joining a trans-Pacific trade pact abandoned by the United States in one of the first acts of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Indonesia banks on RCEP
Indonesia is eagerly anticipating the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in November, believing the China-led trade pact could pave the way for more economic activity and a stronger recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Thailand unlikely to join Asia-Pacific trade pact this year
Thailand will take until September to study whether to join a trans-Pacific free trade agreement, potentially missing a window for entry this year amid widespread concern that joining the pact may harm its farm and healthcare sectors.
Potential ISDS problems post Covid-19
The Transpacific Partnership Agreement involves investor - state dispute settlement clauses, which large companies may use ISDS to sue governments for actions they took to stop the spread of the virus.