What you should know about Thailand and the new trans-Pacific trade pact CPTPP

The original 12-member TPP was thrown into limbo in 2017 when U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement to protect U.S. jobs.

Revived TPP may exclude trade concessions sought by US

Japan is proposing suspending trade concessions made to the U.S. as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in order to resurrect the pact with the 11 remaining members

Japan Looks To Get Trump Back On Board For Asia-Pacific Free Trade

Tokyo sees the TPP, which would have covered 40% of all global trade, as a “gold standard” of trade deals, given its inclusion of provisions not usually found in most trade deals, such as labor standards and governance and transparency standards.

TPP minus the US to be discussed in May in Hanoi

Japan is looking to ratify a joint declaration during the meeting that will direct working-level staff to come up with ways of implementing the trade deal without the U.S.

US Exit from Trans-Pacific Partnership Represents Lost Opportunity for Asia

The TPP deal went far beyond existing free trade agreements (FTAs), by setting standards in areas including intellectual property rights, government procurement, environmental and labor conditions, and corruption prevention, in addition to reducing or eliminating tariffs.

Clinton vs Trump: Their impact on Thailand and South-East Asia

No matter who wins this most dramatic presidential election race ever, there will be strong implications on the world, Thailand included.

Following TPP signing, Japan eyes Vietnam as export base

Thailand, where auto industry growth is slowing, was cited by 59.7% of companies, but that is a dip of 2.2 points from last year.

Rebalancing Asian security

The main conditions of security pluralism are economic interdependence, stability in the balance of power, multilateral institutions, and ideological tolerance and accommodation.