Fear of Aussie beef with Trump

Original article by Ean Higgins
The Australian – Page: 8 : 30-Aug-19

Trade expert Alan Oxley says the proposed trade deal between the US and Japan is likely to have an impact on Australia’s beef exports. The nation is the biggest supplier of beef to Japan at present, and the trade deal will reduce Australia’s competitive advantage over the US with regard to Japan’s beef import tariffs. Trade Minister Simon Birm­ingham has sought to downplay concerns about the US-Japan trade deal, noting that Australian beef exports to Japan reached record levels in 2018.

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Australia, Asia ‘still vital’ for US trade

Original article by Michael Owen
The Australian – Page: 2 : 13-Apr-17

The Asia-Pacific region remains "strategically and economically" important to the US, according to the acting ambassador to Australia, James Carouso. He stresses that President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership will not affect the US’s engagement with the region, and the US will continue to pursue bilateral trade deals in Asia. Carouso also notes that two-way trade between Australia and the US has increased significantly since the free trade agreement between the two nations was ratified in 2004.

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Ciobo still hopes for TPP, minus US

Original article by Primrose Riordan
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 10 : 23-Nov-16

US President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed that withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be his first priority upon taking office. Australia’s Trade Minister Steve Ciobo is optimistic that the TPP can proceed without the US, arguing that the other participating nations could negotiate a new TPP deal that could include China or Indonesia. Meanwhile, economist Warwick McKibbin says Australia’s GDP could potentially fall by 5.6 per cent if the Trump administration starts a trade war with China.

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TPP dead but free-trade deal still on

Original article by Joe Kelly
The Australian – Page: 5 : 11-Nov-16

Australia’s Trade Minister Steve Ciobo has acknowledged that the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership is unlikely to proceed after Donald Trump won the US presidential election. Kim Beazley, Australia’s former ambassador to Washington, also says Trump’s victory has assured the TPP’s demise, but he stresses the need for Australia to retain strong trade ties, particularly with Asia. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull does not expect the Trump presidency to have any effect on the Australia-US free-trade agreement, which came into effect in 2005.

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Obama optimistic about TPP but signs not good

Original article by Phillip Coorey
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 5 : 23-Sep-16

US President Barack Obama is confident that Congress will ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement later in 2016, but his optimism is not warranted. He spoke about the TPP with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 22 September 2016. Turnbull believes that the TPP will stimulate economic growth and ensure political stability in the region.

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PM to push US over TPP

Original article by Phillip Coorey
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 4 : 19-Sep-16

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will address the United Nations General Assembly in New York on 22 September 2016. He will also use the trip to seek US support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, and he is hopeful that it can be ratified by the US before the new president takes office in January 2017. The TPP is opposed by both presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Turnbull has stressed the "strategic importance" of the TPP in the South-east Asia region.

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