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What a Trans-Pacific trade deal without the US would look like

Data suggests it will be a lot less ambitious, if TPP-11 becomes a reality for Vietnam and other regional economies.

In Vietnam, China's favored trade deal in focus at Asian meeting

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership 'is the biggest trade agreement being negotiated at the moment.'

Trump's new trade rep Lighthizer struggles to win over Asian partners

Lighthizer said that U.S. steps to create free and fair trade were being confused with protectionism.
May 22, 2017 | 08:07 am GMT+7

US trade rep says no return to TPP deal and wants bilateral deals in Asia

'The U.S. pulled out of the TPP and it's not going to change that decision. That does not mean we will not engage in this region.'
May 21, 2017 | 04:05 pm GMT+7

TPP trade deal members agree to seek way forward without US

Japan and New Zealand had been leading efforts to get the remaining 11 countries to continue with the agreement.
May 21, 2017 | 10:25 am GMT+7

In Vietnam, Asia-Pacific officials put Trump's trade turmoil center stage

Regional leaders gather in the biggest trade meeting since Trump took office, with Japan leading efforts to revive Trans-Pacific deal.
May 20, 2017 | 12:19 pm GMT+7

Canada to be 'firm' in trade conflicts with US, Trudeau says

'We're going to continue to work very, very hard to defend Canada's interests.'
May 20, 2017 | 10:10 am GMT+7

TPP trade deal members seek to move ahead without US

Vietnam would want to renegotiate requirements in areas like labor reform and intellectual property rights if TPP were to continue without the U.S.
May 19, 2017 | 03:25 pm GMT+7

Is the US trade deficit destroying jobs?

While the Trump administration says 'unfair competition' has cost U.S. jobs, economists insist trade is beneficial an creates jobs.
May 19, 2017 | 09:27 am GMT+7

Trade pact dumped by Trump could be revived at Asia-Pacific meeting

Support has built among the so-called TPP-11 for pushing ahead without the United States.
May 17, 2017 | 04:23 pm GMT+7

New US trade envoy to attend APEC meeting in Vietnam

Robert Lighthizer, a veteran trade lawyer, will join other trade ministers at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.
May 16, 2017 | 08:59 am GMT+7

China stresses security needed for new Silk Road initiative

The new Silk Road would create trade and energy links between Asia, Africa and Europe underpinned by billions of dollars in infrastructure investment.
May 05, 2017 | 09:21 pm GMT+7

US trade deficit edges lower in March

For the first three months of the year, the trade gap was 7.5 percent higher than the same period in 2016.
May 05, 2017 | 09:37 am GMT+7

TPP members to meet in Vietnam to discuss trade deal future without US

Signatory countries have been holding talks in Toronto this week and are set for further talks at an APEC summit in Hanoi this month.
May 03, 2017 | 03:43 pm GMT+7

US to review trade pacts, looking at 'abuses'

The US has 20 free trade agreement partners and 42 bilateral investment treaties.
April 29, 2017 | 02:19 pm GMT+7