SYDNEY -- Japan has tabled new tariff offers to a number of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries other than the United States that provide improved access for sensitive agriculture products, and has also reported to other TPP countries that it made progress in market access talks with the U.S., according to informed sources.
SYDNEY -- Vietnam has indicated it is willing to accept rules in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) e-commerce chapter that would, among other things, bar governments from restricting the free flow of data over the Internet. But is also seeking an exception that would temporarily shield Hanoi from a dispute settlement case alleging a breach of some or all of these obligations, according to informed sources.
SYDNEY -- U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Saturday (Oct. 25) said the three-day Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ministerial meeting he is chairing here will give ministers chance to resolve some outstanding issues, narrow differences on others, and prepare some issues for leaders to address when President Obama visits Asia next month.
SYDNEY -- Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries will hold additional negotiating sessions here after the conclusion of a three-day ministerial meeting on Oct. 27 in order to try to make as much progress as possible, according to Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb.
Half of the trade ministers for European Union member states have warned the incoming European Commission of Jean-Claude Juncker not to "jettison" from trade negotiations with the United States issues like investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) that have become lightning rods for public criticism in the EU.
The Commerce Department's decision this week to impose significant antidumping (AD) duties on Russian hot-rolled steel exports within two months by terminating a 15-year old suspension agreement could substantially curtail Russian sales to the U.S. market for at least two years because of the resulting price increases, according to private-sector sources.
Faced with a seemingly pervasive negotiating deadlock, World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo told the General Council this week he would start another round of consultations aimed at breaking the impasse on the implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), and the paralysis of the larger WTO negotiating agenda.
Colombia's new labor minister this week declared that his country has fulfilled its obligations under a labor action plan (LAP) that was politically linked to passage of the U.S.-Colombia free trade deal, even as labor groups and the U.S. government have continued to criticize Bogota's implementation of certain aspects of the plan.
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SYDNEY -- A three-day Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ministerial is set to kick off here on Saturday (Oct. 25) with a series of bilateral and plenary meetings, but the United States and Japan have not yet scheduled a bilateral session between their ministers, Japanese TPP minister Akira Amari told reporters.
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