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Protectionism slammed as Southeast Asian leaders rally to trade pact

Jun 23, 2019 - 6:17 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Trade tops the agenda at the Bangkok meeting, as tit-for-tat tariffs between China and the US cast a dark cloud over global growth

ASEAN. AAssociation of Southeast Asian Nations member states lead the launch of the ASEAN Satellite Warehouse during the 34th ASEAN Summit opening ceremony at The Athenee Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand on June 23, 2019. Malacanang photo

Canada aims to ratify trade deal after lifting of tariffs

May 19, 2019 - 9:28 AM

But Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says it would be 'naive' to think US protectionism is no longer a threat

TRADE WAR. Steel is loaded onto a truck for shipping at the NLMK Indiana steel mill on March 15, 2018 in Portage, Indiana. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images North America/AFP

U.S. nears metal tariffs deal with Canada, Mexico

May 16, 2019 - 12:05 PM

'I think we are close to an understanding with Mexico and Canada,' says US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

TRADE WAR. Steel is loaded onto a truck for shipping at the NLMK Indiana steel mill on March 15, 2018 in Portage, Indiana. Photo by Scott Olson / Getty Images North America / AFP

U.S. presses ahead with Mexico trade pact, talks with Canada resume next week

Sep 01, 2018 - 10:12 AM

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says that a 'win-win-win agreement is within reach' among the 3 countries

US President Donald Trump speaks during a phone conversation with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto on trade in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on August 27, 2018.  President Donald Trump said Monday the US had reached a "really good deal" with Mexico and talks with Canada would begin shortly on a new regional free trade pact."It's a big day for trade. It's a really good deal for both countries," Trump said."Canada, we will start negotiations shortly. I'll be calling their prime minister very soon," Trump said.US and Mexican negotiators have been working for weeks to iron out differences in order to revise the nearly 25-year old North American Free Trade Agreement, while Canada was waiting to rejoin the negotiations.  / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

Australia pushes 'urgent' trade talks with Indonesia

Nov 18, 2015 - 6:34 PM

We haven t had the engagement that we could and should as such close neighbors said Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb adding that both countries have been looking past one another for commercial opportunities

TRADE TALKS. Australian trade minister Andrew Robb delivers his speech during the opening of Indonesia Australia Business Week 2015 in Jakarta, on November 18. Photo by AFP

US credibility at stake over Asia trade pact: Singapore

Jun 17, 2015 - 12:16 AM

Singapore s foreign minister warns that America s reputation in East Asia risks being undermined if it fails to seal a trade pact encompassing 40 percent of the world s economy

A woman taking part in a human chain holds a sign reading "Take our criticism serious" as a protest against the proposed US-EU free trade pact or Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in front of the US embassy in Berlin on April 18, 2015. Photo by John MacDougall / AFP

Aquino presses for PH inclusion in Pacific trade deal

Apr 28, 2014 - 7:01 PM

If left out of the deal the Philippines stands to lose its share of the US market to Asian neighbors Restrictions on foreign ownership in its Constitution is hampering its bid

President Benigno S. Aquino III  with His Excellency Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, during the joint press statement at the President’s Hall of the Malacañan Palace for the State Visit to the Philippines on Monday, April 28, 2014. Photo from the Malacañang Photo Bureau

Taiwan demonstrators end parliament seizure, threaten more protests

Apr 10, 2014 - 9:46 PM

Student activists end an unprecedented 3 week occupation of Taiwan s parliament but threaten more action unless their demands are met

Taiwan protesters to end occupation of parliament

Apr 07, 2014 - 9:54 PM

UPDATED The demonstrators – mostly young students – occupied the main chamber on March 18 to protest a services trade agreement with China

AGAINST TRADE PACT. Students protest leaders Chen Wei-ting (front L) and Lin Fei-fan (R) shout slogans inside Parliament as more than 200 protesters – mostly students – occupy the building in Taipei. File photo by Mandy Cheng/AFP

Taiwan stages mass anti-China trade pact rally

Mar 30, 2014 - 5:04 PM

Tens of thousands of Taiwanese protesters took to the streets in Taipei in a bid to pressure embattled President Ma Ying jeou to retract a trade pact with China

Taiwan police use water cannon to retake gov't HQ

Mar 24, 2014 - 11:25 AM

Policemen disperse hundreds of protesters who have occupied government headquarters for nearly a week

NO TO CHINA TRADE PACT. Taiwan police use water canons to dislodge protesters. Photo by David Chang/EPA

Taiwan premier won't withdraw China trade pact

Mar 22, 2014 - 7:28 PM

Taiwan s Prime Minister Jiang Yi huah said that the government will not withdraw a contentious trade pact with China

PROTEST. Activists sit over a banner hung over a barricade which reads "review the pact" in support of student protesters occupying the parliament building in Taipei. Photo by Mandy Cheng/AFP

PH eager to join Trans-Pacific pact

Mar 18, 2013 - 9:53 PM

Philippine Amabassador to the United States Jose Cuisia unveils the country s roadmap to become part of free trade area that will account for 40 of global gross domestic product

FREE TRADE. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia unveils the country's roadmap to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Photo courtesy of the Philipine Embassy in the United States