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Japan PM says post-Brexit Britain welcome to join Pacific trade pact

Apo - Japan would welcome Britain to the Pacific trade deal "with open arms" after Brexit, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said in an interview published on Monday.

Trump considers re-joining Pacific trade pact he once spurned

Washington - President Donald Trump said Thursday the US could re-enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership if it could get a "better" deal, potentially marking an abrupt about-face for a president who campaigned against the deal and swiftly withdrew from it after taking...

Without US, 11 Asia-Pacific states sign trade deal

Santiago - Eleven nations signed a slimmed-down version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement Thursday, moving to lower tariffs just as US President Donald Trump raised them after withdrawing from the deal.

Without US, 11 Asia-Pacific states to sign trade deal

Santiago - Eleven Asia-Pacific nations on Thursday are to sign a slimmed-down trade pact to lower tariffs just as US President Donald Trump seeks to raise them after withdrawing from the deal last year.

11 Pacific trade pact countries go it alone without US

Santiago - A year after an abrupt US withdrawal left a fledgling 12-nation Pacific trade pact for dead, the 11 remaining states will sign a re-vamped deal Thursday aimed at slashing tariffs.

Text of revised Pacific trade deal released

Wellington - Details of a revamped cross-Pacific pact aimed at slashing trade barriers were released Wednesday amid a renewed push for the United States to rejoin the 11-nation deal.

Turnbull hails revived TPP, critics question value for Australia

Sydney - Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday hailed the revival of the Trans Pacific Partnership as a boon for jobs, but critics questioned how much Australia would really gain from a deal that excludes the US.

Trade ministers agree Asia-Pacific trade pact without US

Danang - Ministers from 11 Asia-Pacific countries agreed Saturday to press ahead with a major trade deal without the United States, as the world's largest economy seeks to go it alone under President Donald Trump's "America First" policy.

'Framework' agreed on Asia-Pacific trade pact without US

Remaining members of a major Pacific trade deal abandoned by the United States have agreed to a new framework after days of stalled talks to revive the pact, Canada's trade minister said Saturday.

Pacific Rim nations fight to save TPP trade pact

Hanoi - Asia-Pacific trade ministers agreed Sunday to attempt to resuscitate a massive free trade pact thrown into doubt by a Donald Trump-inspired US pullout, as fears rumble of a new global era of protectionism.

TPP members aim to revive deal after US pullout: source

Hanoi - Asia-Pacific nations will try to rescue a massive trade deal scuppered by the pullout of the United States, a source involved in discussions told AFP Friday, as delegates meet in Hanoi for key talks this weekend.

TPP members aim to revive deal after US pullout: source

Hanoi - Asia-Pacific nations will try to rescue a massive trade deal scuppered by the pullout of the United States, a source involved in discussions told AFP Friday, as delegates meet in Hanoi for key talks this weekend.

TPP members aim to revive deal after US pullout: source

Hanoi - Asia-Pacific nations will try to rescue a massive trade deal scuppered by the pullout of the United States, a source involved in discussions told AFP Friday, as delegates meet in Hanoi for key talks this weekend.

Op-Ed: Trump administration to withdraw from Trans-Pacific Partnership

Washington - The Trump administration announced it will withdraw from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal and is committed to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

What now for the TPP?

Toukyo - After Donald Trump vowed to abandon the Trans-Pacific Partnership, here are some key questions about a huge trade pact that supporters said would write the rules for 21st century commerce -- but which might now be doomed.- What is the TPP?

Op-Ed: Opposition growing to giant Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade agreement among 12 Pacific Rim countries. It was signed in February this year in Auckland New Zealand. It took seven years of negotiations to arrive at the agreement.

Pacific Rim nations sign giant trade deal amid protests

Auckland - The US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership, one of the biggest trade deals in history, was signed in New Zealand on Thursday as protestors demonstrated over fears for jobs and sovereignty.

Op-Ed: TPP analysis reveals many disadvantages for Canadian business

Ottawa - The Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) is a huge trade deal among 12 Pacific Rim countries that the former Harper Conservative government signed in October shortly before the recent election.

Op-Ed: TPP trade text shows Canada's auto sector will be badly hurt

Ottawa - Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper made sure the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal was not revealed before the federal election. If it had been released, he might have faced an even more resounding defeat.

Op-Ed: ASEAN is riding today’s rapids, but smooth sailing is in sight

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), formed in 1967, has represented a major slice of the world’s economic activity since its founding.

Op-Ed: Canada — Liberals extend lead but 2 recent events may help NDP

Ottawa - In the last couple of days, polls show the Liberals extending their lead marginally over the Conservatives. The NDP decline appears to have halted and it has a marginal increase in support over the same period while Conservative support has dropped.

Op-Ed: With the TPP we will have less competition and less democracy

Ottawa - The announcement that an agreement was reached by the 12 nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) has resulted in considerable discussion and debate on the pact.

Asian states hail deal on world's largest free trade area

Toukyo - Asian members of the newly-minted Trans-Pacific Partnership Tuesday hailed the deal to create the world's largest free trade area, with Japan calling it the start of a "new century" for the region.

12 Pacific countries seal huge free trade deal

Atlanta - Twelve Pacific rim countries sealed the deal early Monday on creating the world's largest free trade area, delivering President Barack Obama a major policy triumph.

Japan's Abe says TPP negotiations reached 'broad agreement': NHK

Toukyo - Japan's prime minister said Monday a dozen nations have reached "broad agreement" on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which aims to become the world's largest free-trade zone, after days of talks.

Pacific trade deal nearing completion despite delay, Kerry insists

Singapore - Asia-Pacific countries negotiating a vast free-trade pact are "nearing completion" of a landmark agreement, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, days after delegates failed to seal the deal in Hawaii.

Pacific trade talks fail to end in TPP deal

Washington - Delegates negotiating a vast Pacific free-trade agreement failed to reach a final deal after several days of intense talks in Hawaii, in a setback to US President Barack Obama.

Critics fear Pacific trade deal favours big business over states

Sydney - With the end game in sight to what could be the world's most ambitious trade deal, critics fear a controversial mechanism to protect investors will strengthen the hand of big business while eroding national sovereignty.

Shrimp imports are one reason trade deal shouldn't be approved

The U.S. shrimp industry is voicing concerns about the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, saying if it were to be passed, it could weaken the ability of regulators to reject unsafe seafood imports.

Op-Ed: Corporate funds grease passage of Trans-Pacific Partnership bill

Washington - The Obama administration, after a prolonged battle, was able to pass "fast-track" authority for the Transpacific-Partnership trade deal by a vote of 62 to 37 in the U.S. Senate.
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A summit with leaders of the member states of the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP). Photograph taken on Nov. 14/2014.
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Black Tiger Shrimp Farm in Vietnam.
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Malaysia (flag shown here) is one of the world's worst human trafficking violators.
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Leaders of proposed TPP member states pose for a photo.
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