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12/15/2016
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Japan’s upper house of parliament ratified the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement on Friday 9 December, marking the final stage for the Asian economy’s approval of the accord.

 

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12/15/2016
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

An investor-state arbitration tribunal published its final ruling last week in the row between a US-based wind energy company, Windstream, and the Canadian government. The award brought an end to a dispute that was filed four years ago under the investment chapter of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

 

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12/14/2016
Reuters

Japan and the European Union are holding last-ditch talks this week to try reach a broad free trade agreement by the end of the year, Japanese government officials said. The two-way trade talks have taken on greater significance after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said Washington would withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

12/14/2016
China Daily

Almost a year on from the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), it is clear that the landmark deal is helping to underpin the bilateral relations amid an increasingly uncertain world.

12/13/2016
The Jakarta Post

There have been many statements in the media lately about the impact of the United States election on Asia, specifically regarding president-elect Donald Trump’s comments about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

12/12/2016
Voice of America

Vietnamese officials once excited by joining the U.S.-led Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a sweeping Pacific Rim trade zone, are looking instead to other deals that would stimulate their export-dependent economy as the pact may die under President-elect Donald Trump.

12/11/2016
The Straits Times

In one corner, there is the United States; in the other, China. The sole superpower trying to maintain its top position versus a dormant giant now increasingly ready to assume what it deems its rightful place in the world.

12/10/2016
Shankaran Nambiar

Malaysia’s trade with the United States has been in decline. But with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement dead in the water, what is next for Malaysia’s trade agenda?

12/10/2016
The Jakarta Post

The 16th round of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations has officially finished, after four days of negotiation meetings attended by more than 600 delegates from 16 participating countries.

12/09/2016
Australian Financial Review

Australia is already feeling the effects of a more unpredictable foreign policy under US president-elect Donald Trump, with worried plans to start negotiating a free trade agreement with Taiwan on hold.

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