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  • Real deal or raw deal: What we got in USMCA | We measure the agreement [vs] Canada’s own objectives

    10/05/2018 1:27:53 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 2 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Oct 5, 2018 | Tonda MacCharles
    OTTAWA — From the get-go, the Liberal government’s goal in rewriting NAFTA was to get a “progressive” trade deal for Canada that was “free and fair.” So did it? While there are lots of ways to tally the winners — and losers — in the new United States Mexico Canada Agreement, or USMCA, one is to look at the six objectives that Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland herself articulated on the eve of the renegotiation. [photo caption] As part of the trade deal with the U.S. and Mexico, Canada will ease protections on dairy. [photo credit: CHRISTINNE MUSCHI THE NEW...
  • NAFTA deal is done between U.S. and Canada...Canada to cede large part of dairy to U.S.

    09/30/2018 7:18:57 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 140 replies
    BREAKING - Top US Source says "deal is done" re #NAFTA. Joint statement from @USTradeRep & Canada's Freeland expected soon. I'm told #NAFTA deal was reached around 9:30pm tonight. Canada giving a larger % of its dairy market to US products in exchange for cultural protection & some form of dispute resolution process (formerly Ch 19).
  • China Car Sales Drop as Economic Woes, U.S. Trade War Hit Buyers

    09/10/2018 1:08:33 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 13 replies
    Bloomberg | September 10, 2018, 2:24 AM CDT | Ying Tian, Yan Zhang, and Prudence Ho
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  • John Kasich rips GOP, hints at 2020 run against Trump: ‘I can bring that party back’

    04/29/2018 8:33:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 166 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich hinted again Sunday at a possible 2020 presidential run by ripping the Republican Party and declaring “I can bring that party back.” The Republican governor accused the GOP of being “anti-immigrant, anti-trade, in favor of debt,” and implored party members to “come home.” “We should care about people from top to bottom, not just at those at the top but everybody,” Mr. Kasich told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I can bring that party back, that’s what I’m going to do, in one way or another.”
  • Trump Walks Back Pro-TPP Remarks, Touts Bilateral Deals

    04/19/2018 6:56:23 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 19 April 2018 | Alex Newman
    After suggesting last week that the U.S. government would seek to rejoin the sovereignty-shredding Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), President Donald Trump took to social media on April 18 to slam the controversial “free trade” regime that he once described as the “rape of our country.” Instead, Trump is seeking a bilateral agreement with remaining Pacific-rim governments such as Japan. Grassroots conservatives celebrated the announcement. But establishment voices were less than happy about it. Writing after a meeting at his Mar-a-Lago estate with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump suggested he was still opposed to TPP and preferred a bilateral trade deal...
  • While Japan And South Korea Would Like Us To Go Back Into TPP, I Don’t Like The Deal

    04/17/2018 8:32:15 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    President Trump via Twitter ^ | 04/17=/18 | President Trump
    While Japan and South Korea would like us to go back into TPP, I don’t like the deal for the United States. Too many contingencies and no way to get out if it doesn’t work. Bilateral deals are far more efficient, profitable and better for OUR workers. Look how bad WTO is to U.S.  
  • Donald Trump Walks Back Eagerness to Rejoin TPP

    04/13/2018 5:16:02 AM PDT · by arthurus · 20 replies ^ | 13 Apr 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump clarified his desire to rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), after telling members of Congress from agricultural states that he would do it. “Would only join TPP if the deal were substantially better than the deal offered to Pres. Obama,” Trump wrote on Twitter. Members of Congress and governors from agriculture states met with the president for over an hour at the White House, leaving feeling confident that he wanted to re-enter the trade agreement. “He looked right at Larry Kudlow and said, ‘Larry go get it done,’” Senator Ben Sasse told reporters after the meeting.
  • President Trump Is Exploring Re-entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Accord, Senator Says

    04/12/2018 12:01:52 PM PDT · by Coronal · 18 replies
    Fortune ^ | April 12. 2018
    President Donald Trump has deputized two top economic advisers to explore re-entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade accord he withdrew from after taking office, Senator Ben Sasse told reporters. “He multiple times reaffirmed the point that TPP might be easier to join now,” Sasse said Thursday. Two White House officials who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed that the president directed economic adviser Larry Kudlow and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to explore the feasibility of re-entering the TPP. White House spokesmen didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
  • Trump Asks Advisers to Study Rejoining Pacific Trade Pact Talks

    04/12/2018 11:29:05 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 12, 2018 | Michael C. Bender
    WASHINGTON—A little over a year after withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Donald Trump has asked his top economic advisers to study the possibility of re-entering the trade pact negotiations. Mr. Trump has deputized Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. trade representative, and Larry Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, to study the possibility of re-entering the TPP if the terms were favorable, the president told a group of lawmakers on Thursday. The president’s new openness toward the TPP, which he had said during his campaign was a deal “pushed by special interests who want to rape our...
  • John McCain Urges United States to Rejoin Trans-Pacific Partnership

    04/06/2018 1:55:17 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04-06-2018 | Charlie Spiering
    Failed presidential candidate Senator John McCain advised President Donald Trump to rejoin the Trans-Pacific partnership trade deal. “It’s easy to punish China. It’s a lot harder to hold it truly accountable and change its behavior,” the senator wrote on Twitter. “That requires a real strategy and positive trade agenda, which is why the US should rejoin the #TPP11.” TPP-11 is the new version of the free trade partnership in Asia after Trump withdrew from the deal because it wasn’t fair to the United States. McCain criticized Trump for withdrawing from the TPP trade deal, during a May speech in Australia...
  • The Memo: Trump tariff move may pay dividends in 2020

    03/05/2018 3:22:35 PM PST · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5 Mar 2018 | NIALL STANAGE
    President Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports horrify Republican leaders in Congress — but they could yet pay political dividends. Trump’s move, cast by the White House as an effort to protect American manufacturing, has significant appeal in the Rust Belt states that were pivotal to his shock 2016 election win. Some Democrats in the region worry that senior figures in their party, especially those whose bases are in affluent coastal cities, are underestimating the political potency of Trump’s announcement. “It worries me as a Democrat that the national Democrats don’t see that Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa and...
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • Justin from Canada

    02/20/2018 11:10:29 AM PST · by Timocrat · 7 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | 2/20/2018 | Sundance
    The basic issue is a simple one; for the U.S. NAFTA has a fatal flaw. Canada and Mexico are used by China and Asian nations as a way to work-around direct trade with the U.S. and use NAFTA as a backdoor into the U.S. market. It works out great for Canada and Mexico, but terrible for the U.S. We always knew there was a generally good trade strategy visible from POTUS Trump, but it needs to be said that NO-ONE realized just how well thought out it really is. Now I know what this guy does instead of sleeping… he...
  • Asia has moved on after U.S. withdrawal from TPP

    01/24/2018 3:45:59 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 12 replies
    Axios ^ | 1/24/18 | Wendy Cutler
    One year after the United States pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it’s clear Asia-Pacific nations have not been waiting around for the Trump administration to change its mind. Just today, the 11 remaining TPP countries announced that they have reached a deal, which could be signed as early as March, without the U.S. A number of other regional and bilateral trade negotiations were concluded in 2017, including a landmark agreement between Japan and the EU. Several others were launched, with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Singapore each starting talks with the four Latin American countries of the Pacific Alliance....
  • 'The Canadians screwed everybody': Trans-Pacific Partnership talks collapse as Canada fails to show

    11/10/2017 4:31:54 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 25 replies
    Talks to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact have effectively collapsed after Canada pulled out. +++ According to a Reuters report, Canadian Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said “a misunderstanding about the schedule” was to blame for the absence of Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. ABC reported that one official familiar with the situation said: “The Canadians screwed everybody”, and that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had walked into the meeting after a delay to announce that the planned signing of the deal would not proceed
  • TPP Decepticons Hold Tax Reform Announcement Press Conference…

    09/27/2017 5:07:23 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 10 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | Sept 27, 2017 | Sundance
    We’ll dig through the tax reform details as they become available. However, pragmatic #MAGA Trump supporters would be wise not to get too far out in advance of supporting this GOPe tax reform package yet. The reason for caution is quite simple. Notice the players, the key constructionists. These are the exact same Decepticons who constructed the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) trade deal, and who operate in DC on behalf of their multinational corporate sponsors and benefactors. The representatives within this press conference are the EXACT SAME members who constructed TPP and pushed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to ensure its...
  • Does Donald Trump deserve a chance?

    08/02/2017 10:09:12 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 11 replies ^ | Thursday, August 3, 2017 | B. S. Raghavan  » News » Does Donald Trump deserve a chance? Does Donald Trump deserve a chance? August 03, 2017 08:35 IST While political observers are unable to make head or tail of the US President, those moving in high business and industry circles tell B S Raghavan that Trump's style is exactly that of an aggressive and successful businessman.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.comUnited States President Donald J Trump, both during his campaign and after assuming office, has stood on their head all the canons held sacrosanct by students of leadership, management, public administration and governance.He has, in fact, set at naught a whole...
  • Modi-Trump meet: Why I have low expectations

    06/24/2017 2:56:02 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies ^ | Saturday, June 24, 2017 | Rajeev Srinivasan
    Here's why Rajeev Srinivasan believes there will be nothing particularly positive about the prime minister's US visit. IMAGE: The fact that it has taken this long for the US to extend an invitation to Narendra Modi suggests that India is not on Donald Trump's event horizon. Photographs: Peter Nicholls/Getty Images and Carlos Barria/Reuters Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not naive, so he is surely approaching his fifth visit to the United States, and his first meeting with US President Donald Trump with careful preparation. He is also deliberately creating low expectations. Unlike the hoopla of his previous Madison Square Gardens...
  • If You’ve Ever Wondered Why Republicans are Still Bashing Trump, Here’s the Answer

    06/13/2017 4:44:51 AM PDT · by davikkm · 38 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    First there were the “Never Trumps”, then there were the back stabbings and leaks, and all the while there has been a constant undermining of the President from both the Democrats and the Republicans. From the Democrats it is almost expected that they will try and destroy Donald Trump regardless the detriment to the nation, but aren’t the Republicans better served by having their Party’s President in the White House? Why are people like John McCain working on the international stage to ruin Trump’s reputation, and what is the benefit in “your President “ being derided to foreign leaders? The...
  • Trump Signals New US Approach to China With Tough Actions

    05/29/2017 12:14:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 26, 2017 | Dean Cheng
    Two developments in the past few weeks suggest that America’s China policy is on a cusp.The more publicly discussed event involves the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Dewey, which conducted a freedom of navigation operation near Mischief Reef in the Spratlys island group.This is the first freedom of navigation action conducted by the Trump administration. It is the first true freedom of navigation conducted since at least 2012.By contrast, the Obama administration had undertaken a handful of “innocent passage” activities in the South China Sea, which failed to demonstrate the critical issues at stake.The actions carried out in the previous administration...