Australia is urging Japan to further lower its tariffs on beef under the Trans-Pacific Partnership after Tokyo agreed to substantially cut them under a two-way free trade deal struck in April, negotiation sources said Tuesday.
While Vietnamese exports are facing, or have been subject to, antidumping tariffs in many nations, the Southeast Asian country has, for the first time ever, decided to levy duties on steel imports from four markets to protect domestic steelmakers.
HONG KONG — A United States business group said on Monday that China’s recent aggressive enforcement of its antimonopoly law could be a violation of its trade agreements, a claim that potentially raises the stakes in a recent pushback among foreign companies that say they are being discriminated against in China.
Prime Minister John Key expects the US government to put more emphasis on concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership regional trade and investment agreement once it gets past its mid-term Congressional elections in November.
The Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop said that she had "reaffirmed, with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Australia's commitment to conclude a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) by the end of this year," during the second Australia-China Foreign and Strategic Dialogue in Sydney on September 7.