Australia, Canada, New Zealand Ratify CPTPP, Setting Stage for Trade Deal's Entry into Force

November 1, 2018

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has now been ratified by six signatories, meeting the minimum threshold to take effect by the end of this year.&nbs... READ MORE


CPTPP Ratification Process Advances, With Possibility of Taking Effect in Early 2019

October 25, 2018

Last week, Australia’s Senate passed legislation ratifying the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the sweeping trade accord signed by 11 Pacific Ri... READ MORE


IMF Report Calls for Japan to Consider "Fresh Look" at Abenomics Policy Strategy

October 11, 2018

The world’s third largest economy should consider taking a “fresh look” at the economic policy strategy known as “Abenomics,” according to a report issued by the Inter... READ MORE


Addressing interstate dispute settlement concerns in mega-regional agreements

May 4, 2018

The stalemate in WTO Appellate Body appointments may help bring to life dispute settlement in “mega-regional” trade agreements, such as the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic Trade Ag... READ MORE


Australian Prime Minister Touts Rules-Based Trading System, Future Cooperation on US Visit

March 1, 2018

Last week, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull travelled to Washington for a series of meetings on economic cooperation, outlining his views on the future of trade in the Asia-Pacific and of... READ MORE


What Does the TPP Mean for Latin America and the Caribbean?

January 4, 2016

On October 5 the twelve members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) announced the conclusion of negotiations. Together, the member countries (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, United S... READ MORE