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  • The TPP 11 agree to move forward with minimal tweaks

    The U.S. may be out of the picture, but the Trans-Pacific Partnership is far from dead, with the 11 remaining signatories agreeing to salvage the free trade deal without too many revisions. Forging a new pact, however, will still likely prove a contentious process.

  • TPP negotiations likely to see conclusion in November

    Negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) are still ongoing and likely to see a conclusion in November this year during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting.

  • 11 TPP states seeks new framework to implement pact

    The chief negotiators of the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries have agreed to aim to put the regional free trade deal into force under a new framework, following the withdrawal of the US, according Kyodo news.

  • New hope for TPP?

    Represent 11 countries agreed to cooperate closely to TPP may effect the earliest.

  • 11 TPP countries to meet in Japan

    Representatives from 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries are expected to meet in Hakone town, west of Tokyo, Japan on July 12.

  • The rebirth of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    When Donald Trump, in one of his first acts as president, announced that the US would not participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), many assumed that the mega-regional trade deal was dead. But such assumptions may have been premature.

  • Taiwan’s premier reaffirms government’s commitment to joining TPP

    The Republic of China (Taiwan) government is committed to seeking membership for the country in the Trans-Pacific Partnership and playing its part in bringing the trade agreement into force for the benefit of the fastest-growing region of the world economy, Premier Lin Chuan said June 23.

  • The next chapter for the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    The future of trade and cross border commerce in Asia and the Pacific and the US role in Asia’s economy were put in doubt by Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) economic agreement.

  • Japan welcomes Taiwan and other countries to join TPP

    Japan’s chief cabinet secretary and the cabinet’s spokesman, said Monday that he welcomed various countries and areas, including Taiwan, to participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

  • Is the TPP a sleeping beauty or an organ donor?

    Will the work that went into negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) go to waste? There are two approaches the remaining members can take. Useful parts of the TPP can be uplifted and transplanted into other agreements. Or the trade agreement can be seen as a sleeping beauty — or better yet, a modern woman who needs no prince but who will wake up and get on with it.