ASEAN, China, other partners sign world’s biggest trade pact
Accord will take already low tariffs on trade between member countries still lower, over time, and is less comprehensive than CPTPP.
ASEAN takes position vs China’s vast historical sea claims
Reaffirms that the 1982 UNCLOS is the basis for determining maritime entitlements, sovereignty, jurisdiction over maritime zones.
Most ASEAN leaders no shows in meeting with Trump’s proxy
O’Brien read a letter from Trump, who invited ASEAN leaders to a “special summit” in the US early next year.
Future of WTO splits leaders at Asia Pacific summit
The Liberals have been championing changes to the World Trade Organization (WTO), which has drawn the ire of US President Donald Trump.
US, China trade barbs on tariffs as Trudeau meets with ASEAN leaders
Trade dispute is over American complaints that Beijing provides deep state subsidies for its businesses, and intellectual property theft.
Canada wants free trade deal with ASEAN nations: Trudeau
…but experts suggest it could take years to finalize an agreement with the 10-nation bloc.
Trudeau lays down challenge to companies in bid to boost trade with Asia [UPDATED]
ASEAN region is nearly 650 million people and already Canada’s sixth-biggest trading partner.
Canadian government won’t be rushed into signing TPP, Trudeau insists
Canada wants updated agreement to contain progressive chapters on the environment, workers’ and women’s rights.
With Europe on hold, Canada turns attention to trade deals with Asia
TPP would be Canada’s biggest trade deal since NAFTA, encompassing a population of 790 million people.
ASEAN makes progress on creating regional economic bloc
Stalls on South China Sea disputes; China stalls on code of conduct.
‘Coherent strategy’ needed to secure trade links in Asia: ADF Canada
Report says Canada needs to step up participation in Asian institutions.