Asia-Pacific trade ministers agreed to try to revive a massive free trade pact, even though the United States reaffirmed its decision to pull out, as fears grow of a new global era of protectionism. The 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) covered 40% of the global economy before US President Donald Trump abruptly abandoned it in January, to meet a campaign pledge to save American jobs which he says have been sucked up overseas. Read full article
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Well the rest of us don't stop doing things just because the US is chucking a tantie.May 22nd, 2017 - 01:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
In related news, the Pacific Alliance is looking to expand outwards and has targeted NZ and Australia as prime future members.
REF:Trump administration dropping out: CORRECTION: Trump dropping out of administration [S00N!]May 23rd, 2017 - 12:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
DECADES of LITIGATION AHEAD for WANNA-BE MILLIONAIRE TPP, et al, INVESTORS as Financially Ruinous & Unapproved Morphing of Treaty/'Arrangements' Punish Taxpaying Voters; The Global Corporate Assocs. will get it 'Even More Right' after Dark (without Scrutiny)?May 23rd, 2017 - 10:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
The BASIS for TREATIES/'ARRANGEMENTS' LITIGATION as an INVESTMENT (FULL Article, see, davidehsmith.wordpress.com):
'The SHAREHOLDERS & Corporations of America, the Trans-Pacific nations, the EU, Canada, China, et al
The 'harmless' Canadian NON-shareholders, et al, both; Native & non Native'.
SUING the GLOBAL CORPORATE ECONOMY; GETTING TPP, et al, nations to PAY The COMPENSATION
BETTER CHANCE of INVESTORS GETTING PAID & the 'harmless' CITIZENS REMAINING NON-LIABLE IF U.S. & CANADA OUT of GLOBAL TREATIES?
WHY would the Citizens of any Semi-Democratic Country Allow its Corporately Lobbied Government to Sign Treaties/'Arrangements' & its Gov't. Encourages Corporations to Punitively Punish the 'harmless' Citizens via Secret Tribunals?
TRUMP'S CORPORATE USA PROTECTS TAXPAYERS from MASSIVE TREATY/'ARRANGEMENTS' LITIGATION COSTS & PENALTIES;
WHO'S NEXT TO EXIT?
FULL Article, see, 'The BASIS for TREATIES/'ARRANGEMENTS' LITIGATION as an INVESTMENT'; davidehsmith.wordpress.com
Also see; 'INSIDER TRADING' & 'CSIS; The THREAT ASSESSMENT', davidehsmith.wordpress.com