Pacific Rim

11 nations sign Pacific trade pact as Trump plans US tariffs

SANTIAGO, Chile/March 08, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries signed a sweeping free trade agreement Thursday to streamline trade and slash tariffs just hours before President Donald Trump announced his plans to impose new tariffs on aluminum and steel to protect U.S. producers. Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership last year, … Continue reading 11 nations sign Pacific trade pact as Trump plans US tariffs

Push to save Pacific Rim trade deal after US exits TPP pact

SYDNEY/January 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, as promised, is prompting other member countries to seek ways to salvage the trade pact. Leaders of some of the 11 other nations involved in the initiative said they hope to push ahead with the agreement in some … Continue reading Push to save Pacific Rim trade deal after US exits TPP pact