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‘Obviously it’s a statement of fact that the UK is not within the Pacific’: Australia pours cold water on British hopes of joining key trade agreement post-Brexit

Australia’s trade minister says UK will not be able to join key trade agreement straight after Brexit. Simon Birmingham poured water on proposals from the UK to swiftly join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement. “Obviously it’s a statement of fact that the UK is […]
‘Obviously it’s a statement of fact that the UK is not within the Pacific’: Australia pours cold water on British hopes of joining key trade agreement post-Brexit
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Trump is swiftly backtracking on a radical change to his trade policy

President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that the US would likely not get back into the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. The tweet came five days after Trump told top advisers to look into reentering the deal. Trump originally pulled the US out of the deal in January 2017. The shift proved […]
Trump is swiftly backtracking on a radical change to his trade policy
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Trump wants back in to Australia’s trade deal

Sen. Ben Sasse said on Thursday that President Donald Trump had told two advisers to look into getting the US back into the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Trump pulled the US out of the TPP two days after taking office. The move would be a reversal of Trump’s recent protectionist trade rhetoric. […]
Trump wants back in to Australia’s trade deal
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Australia is set to sign a revised Trans-Pacific trade deal

Australia and 10 other nations are set to sign a revised Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal following talks between officials in Tokyo. Under the new deal, known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), several original provisions have been suspended and 18 new free trade agreements will be […]
Australia is set to sign a revised Trans-Pacific trade deal
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The massive TPP trade deal is dead after Obama takes it off the table

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal has fallen over after the Obama administration suspended trying to legislate it before president-elect Donald Trump takes office. The free trade agreement between the US, Australia and 10 other Pacific Rim countries had been nearly a decade in the making, but has been shelved […]
The massive TPP trade deal is dead after Obama takes it off the table
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Turnbull praises the ‘strength’ of the American democratic system

As the dust starts to settle following the US election, and Donald Trump’s upset victory over Hillary Clinton, world leaders are weighing up the new presidency, prime minister Malcolm Turnbull included. Immediately following Trump’s election, Turnbull sought to reassure the nation that “we have so much in common” as billions […]
Turnbull praises the ‘strength’ of the American democratic system