Former Costa Rica foreign trade minister Anabel González says eventual membership in the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) mega trade pact would benefit Costa Rica, just as DR-CAFTA has.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a tentative agreement on trade negotiated by a dozen Pacific-rim nations, will slightly pry open Japan's famously closed rice market, protect brand-name drugs from generic competitors for at least five years and lower tariffs on automobiles.
Twelve Pacific rim countries sealed a Trans-Pacific Partnership deal early Monday on creating the world's largest free trade area, delivering U.S. President Barack Obama a major policy triumph.
ATLANTA, Georgia – Officials from 12 countries including the United States, Japan and Australia appeared close to a deal on an ambitious Pacific Rim trade pact Saturday as negotiations went into the second day of overtime.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership being negotiated between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations has been characterized as the most progressive trade agreement in our history, with the strongest labor and environment provisions ever. But what is the benchmark?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a trade framework negotiated between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. Costa Rica has expressed interest in joining.
“It’s not about how many free trade agreements you have on paper, but how many jobs you can turn them into.”