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Ecuador has filed its application to join the CPTPP trade pact as the country moves to reduce its reliance on oil and diversify its economy through exports.

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Thailand aims to join talks on membership of a trans-Pacific free-trade agreement despite opposition over fears the pact could harm farm and healthcare businesses.

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The fiercer global trade landscape means there is no other way for Vietnam to stay competitive, but to build a legal framework beyond its commitments made in current trade agreements.

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Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai is expected to present a letter of intent to the cabinet soon paving the way for Thailand’s accession to the CPTPP

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Singapore has welcomed China's application to join the CPTPP trade agreement, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Friday.

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Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday (Oct. 15) said that it is vital to invite Taiwan into the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) to help strengthen the nation.

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The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism has reported that the CPTPP has entered into force for Peru.

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Membership bids filed just days apart by Beijing and Taipei have turned the 11-nation CPTPP trade bloc into the latest flashpoint in the push to build a global, rules-based trade order.

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A Taiwan official has asked Australia to support its bid to join the CPTPP pan-Pacific trade pact.

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Canada is giving China the cold shoulder over its interest in joining an 11-country Pacific Rim trading bloc that is viewed as an important gateway to diversifying Canadian trade with other Asian countries.

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