Obama Joins Santos of Colombia in Lauding Free Trade Pact

President Barack Obama?and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos?said the free trade accord that took effect last year has been a boon for both countries and that relations are at a high point. Learn more about the benefits of this There are a number of different tiers of plans available on the Rhode Island Health cheap family health insurance Exchange. free trade deal by reading the rest of?Obama Joins Santos of Colombia in Lauding Free Trade Pact. Click here

CEO of GE Europe: EU – US Trade Agreement Could Help Drive Global Growth

From General Electrics perspective – a company which employs some 84,000 people in Europe with another 150,000 employees in the US – the outcome of the TTIP negotiations could provide a welcome stimulus to growth, drive transatlantic investment and ultimately create much needed jobs (skilled and unskilled) all at no cost to the taxpayer, says Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco, Senior Vice President, President and CEO of GE Europe, CEO GE Germany. Learn more about the benefits of the TTIP?s negotiations by reading the rest of?CEO of GE Europe: EU – US Trade Agreement Could Help Drive Global Growth.?Click here

The Trans Pacific Partnership: Race to the Finish, or Long Slog Ahead?

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations have just completed their 19th round, and there is talk now that they are nearing the ?end game? and a deal might be reached by the end of the year. However, there are reportedly still many unresolved issues and a fair amount of work ahead. Is a 2013 completion date realistic? If not, when will the TPP countries reach agreement? And if they do, what will the U.S. Congress think about the deal? Please join us for a discussion of these and other issues related to the TPP. Click here


APEC Becomes Stage for “Milestone” TPP Meeting in Indonesia

As the 21 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum gather in Indonesia in coming weeks, 12 countries will engage in a series of high-level meetings and a summit to negotiate a Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact on the margins of the APEC talks to reach a basic agreement. ?Japan, the United States and 10 other members said in a statement issued after their ministerial talks in Brunei in August that the TPP summit on Oct. 8 on Bali will be an “important milestone” toward their goal of concluding by the year-end a deal for creating one of the largest free trade zones in the world. ?Read the rest of the article to learn the further implications for the APEC and TPP. ?Click here?


US Trade Deal ?Could be Biggest in History?

The benefits from a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are vast, including an estimated increase of 187 billion Euro in exports from EU companies into the US. ?This agreement would also benefit the United Kingdom?s economy with an estimated 10 billion ? increase in exports. ?To read how the TTIP would benefit the European economy, especially beef and lamb exports, please refer to US trade deal ?could be biggest in history? written by Mike Bridgen. ?To access the article ?Click here?


Japan Decides to Keep Tariffs on Beans in TPP Trade Talks

With fears rising about the influx of cheap imported beans hurting the country?s crop rotation and the production of other agricultural goods, Japan has decided to retain the tariffs it levies on imported beans in the TPP negotiations. To learn more about Japan?s decision making in relation to its tariff barriers in the TPP talks read more by Clicking here.?


Japan Considers Removing Wine Tariffs

As part of the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations Japan is currently considering removing tariffs on imported wine, which currently has a tariff of 15%. ?This would be in return for the other countries removing their restrictions on the importation of sake from Japan, which Japan needs as its domestic consumption of sake has dropped by 40% in the past decade. ?Learn more about this recent development by Clicking here.


CETA: What’s In The Canada-EU Free Trade Deal?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper preliminarily signed a landmark free trade agreement with the European Union on Friday, ushering in a political process that could last several years as the deal?s nuts and bolts are ironed out and Canadian provinces and EU member states deliberate the pact. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is being billed as the largest trade deal Canada has ever signed. Some 98 per cent of all tariffs on goods travelling between Canada and the EU will be removed, and trade is projected to increase by 23 per cent. To read the rest of the article Click here. ??


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