Australia signs Trans-Pacific Partnership with 11 countries

Australia on Tuesday hailed a deal to create the world’s largest free trade area as a huge opportunity for businesses, farmers, and manufacturers to cash in on the burgeoning Asia-Pacific region.


“When more than 95 per cent of our potential customers live outside our borders, we can’t let countries like China write the rules of the global economy”, Obama said in the statement.

This is why it may be a good idea to invest in stocks from both the USA and Japan which can gain from the agreement on the auto sector.

It is still shrouded in secrecy, but 12 Asia Pacific nations, including Australia, Singapore and the United States, have negotiated a “transformational” trade deal covering 40 per cent of the global economy.

“We would like to thank Ambassador Michael Froman and the USA government for working closely with NCTO throughout the entire TPP process”, said NCTO President Augustine Tantillo, who was in Atlanta for the talks.

“As a long supporter of trade policy based on equity and fairness, AAPA endorses the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement between the United States and its trading partners in the Pacific“. In those markets where the US has existing agreements, the TPP can create enhanced trade liberalization.

The Liberals have said they would need to see the details of the agreement before throwing their support behind it, but have stressed they’re a pro-trade party. “For example, consumers will now pay more for subsidised medicines as a result of TPP and the PHARMAC model will not change”.

The agreement will face intense scrutiny from a skeptical Congress.

Under the deal, 98 percent of tariffs will be eliminated on everything from beef, dairy, wine, sugar, rice, horticulture and seafood, through to manufactured products, resources and energy.

MONTAGNE: Canada’s minister of worldwide trade, although – not so fast – it has not quite been achieved in the U.S. It’s got to clear a few political hurdles.

The deal must be ratified by national legislatures throughout the 12-country bloc, where individual industries have lobbied vigorously to protect their products from foreign imports or to open up export possibilities for trade in other countries.


This follows what the Prime Minister John Key describes as a successful conclusion to negotiations regarding the TPPA. “It includes the strongest commitments on labor and the environment of any trade agreement in history, and those commitments are enforceable, unlike in past agreements”. And Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who is, of course, running for president, issued a statement right away saying he was very disappointed, Wall Street and big corporations have won again.

Massive free-trade pact