It has taken years to get CETA in place, and it still doesn't work as intended.
All in the family.
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In 1872, free traders split with the young Republican Party, ran a third-party candidate against Ulysses S. Grant and sparked 100 years of GOP protectionism. Is history repeating itself?
China must boost its productivity to compete with TPP members.
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To create a resilient domestic economy, certain features of the “old” economy may still be required in China.
The anti-TPP movement got a boost from Trump.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is one of President Obama's biggest accomplishments of his second term. Can it survive the anti-trade tide in the race to replace him?
Could protectionism make America great again? Trump thinks so.
A President Trump or Sanders would be likely to pursue protectionist trade policies such as higher tariffs. History suggests such policies could lead to a trade war, with painful consequences.
Indonesia must carefully consider the cost and benefits of joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Southeast Asia's biggest economy is eyeing to join the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, already signed by a dozen countries, including Australia.
Does it say ‘free trade’s no good’?
The leading Republican candidate may seem out of step with his party's platform when he lambasts free trade, but in fact the GOP has promoted protectionism for most of its history.
TPP still faces a long slog before it takes effect.
Countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership signed the deal earlier this month, but changes can still be made to improve the mechanism that allows investors to sue states.
It went woozy in the middle but it ended ok.
The key events that made the business community laugh, cheer and despair in 2015.
APEC leaders in Manila this week.
Opposition against Investor-State Dispute Settlement clauses seems likely to fall away as Asian economies flock to the TPP.
These Vietnamese tea farmers are set to benefit from the deal. Others might not be so lucky.
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership has been described by its backers as a boon for development. But with no concrete commitments, nor any mention of climate, it is really at odds with the UN development agenda.
China didn’t get a seat at the TPP table (even in Beijing).
Some say the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership was designed specifically to exclude or even encircle China. So do its leaders mind being on the outs?
Whatever the terms agreed by the 12 trade ministers who signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the text is unlikely to include the word ‘democracy’.
Why has the United States, the great engine of democratisation, advanced a pact that is silent on a defining theme of its foreign policy?
Unions have campaigned hard against temporary labour provisions in the China Australia free trade agreement.
The Australian government has powers it could use to patch the problems around temporary labour provisions in the China-Australia trade agreement.
Japan agreed to lower tariffs on beef as a part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Japan's decision to lower or eliminate tariffs on rice, pork and beef may end up giving the prime minister a headache as he tries to get the trade accord through Parliament.
About 98% of US exporters are small businesses.
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The signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership belies the fact that the US's share of trade in the region has been declining for some time.
The exclusion of China from the TPP comes from the dominance of protectionist interests, such as the US agricultural sector.
If the Trans-Pacific Partnership was really about economic growth, it would include China, rather than deliberately locking it out.
Australia needs agreements like the TPP to counter protectionism.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership may not be a done deal, but Australia cannot avoid the realities of the cut-throat business of international capital, trade and investment.
Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb says the TPP is ‘the biggest global trade deal in 20 years’.
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There's still some way to go before the 12 countries involved can celebrate.
Representatives of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries at a press conference in Atlanta, after a deal was reached.
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Before the last round of negotiations, only a handful of issues remained in the way of concluding the TPP. A potential deal-breaker for Australia was intellectual property protections for biologics.