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Posted: November 22, 2011 in Blogs
Parliamentary protests dominated the media accounts, but the real news is this: South Korean lawmakers voted 151 to 7 to ratify the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, opening the way for more commerce between the two nations.
Posted: November 13, 2011 in Blogs
The APEC CEO Summit has wrapped up after extensive discussions of global trade, the economy and other issues. On the trade front, the Trans-Pacific Partnershi (TPP)' leaders, including President Obama, announced meaningful progress in the ongoing TPP negotiations. The nine TPP countries released joint documents summarizing their many areas of agreement in the negotiations.
Posted: November 13, 2011 in News & Press Releases
“Nearly half of the APEC countries are already participating in the TPP. Japan’s and other countries' possible participation in the TPP and their strong commitments to meet its high standards would make the TPP an even stronger engine for economic growth and job creation,” said Doug Oberhelman...
Posted: November 11, 2011 in Blogs
Honololu -- The 16th annual APEC CEO Summit is now under way in Honolulu, Hawaii, with Business Roundtable-member CEOs and BRT-affiliated companies participating in the gathering that brings together government officials and private-sector leaders from the 21 APEC economies spanning the the Pacific Ocean.
Posted: November 11, 2011 in News & Press Releases