Tag: TPP

In Blow to Globalism, Trump Withdraws From TPP “Trade” Regime

In a major victory for American national sovereignty and self-government, President Donald Trump on Monday fulfilled his campaign pledge to withdraw the U.S. government from the “free trade” regime known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Despite strong support from Obama, most congressional Republicans, and the establishment wing of both parties, the secretly negotiated “trade” scheme […]

Trump to pull out of TPP trade deal on day one

Donald Trump has promised to pull the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on his very first day in office. The TPP was signed by 12 countries which together cover 40% of the world’s economy. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who attended a gathering for TPP leaders in Lima on Monday (Nov.21) said, “the TPP would be […]

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is dead, Schumer tells labor leaders

The Senate’s soon-to-be top Democrat told labor leaders Thursday that the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade deal at the center of President Obama’s “pivot” to strengthen ties with key Asian allies, will not be ratified by Congress. That remark from Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is expected to be the incoming Senate minority leader, came […]

Obama Plans Another Appeal for Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal

President Obama, beginning a final uphill push for a trade initiative that is opposed by both party’s presidential candidates, will host an Oval Office meeting on Friday to showcase support among public figures in both parties.   Mr. Obama will convene a bipartisan group to discuss the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the 12-nation Pacific […]

Obama Readies One Last Push for Trans-Pacific Partnership

His successor, whether Democrat or Republican, opposes it, as does most of his party. Delegates at the Democratic National Convention waved signs saying “T.P.P.” slashed by a bold line, while the Republican Party platform opposed any vote on it in Congress this year.   Yet President Obama is readying one final push for approval of […]

Obama to take trade battle to the heartland

President Barack Obama is taking the fight for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal to America’s streets — directly countering the fusillades from Donald Trump and, increasingly, from Hillary Clinton.   The White House is making an all-out push to win passage of the deal in the lame-duck session of Congress, organizing 30 events over the […]

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Accord Explained

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, the largest regional trade accord in history, would set new terms for trade and business investment among the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations — a far-flung group with an annual gross domestic product of nearly $28 trillion that represents roughly 40 percent of global G.D.P. and one-third of world […]

U.S. Trade Rep. Optimistic Congress Will Pass TPP Before End of Obama’s Term

U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman (shown) is bullish on the approval by Congress of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) within the year.   During a speech delivered at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Froman said that in light of the broad support throughout the U.S. economy for the trade deal, he believed it would […]

TPP and the New Clinton E-mail Scandal

Hillary Clinton is embroiled in yet another scandal involving e-mails during her tenure as secretary of state. This one deals with e-mails that would show her involvement in — and advocacy for — the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). While Clinton has campaigned on claims that she was never in favor of the multi-nation trade deal, the […]

TPP Would Subject Canadian Citizens’ Banking Data to U.S. PATRIOT Act

A provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, to which Canada and the United States are parties, makes it “quite likely” that the private banking details of Canadian citizens could be “accessible to American security intelligence agencies,” according to a member of the Canadian parliament.   Speaking on May 12 in the House of […]