Canada’s Approach to the TPP, the CPTPP and CPTPP Expansion: From Disinterested Observer to Ardent S
24 February 2023
With the realization finally sinking in that Trump was not going to reconsider, 5 the Japanese turned to plan B, which was to keep the TPP alive with the remaining 11 members in the hope that, in future, the U. [...] However, the withdrawal of the United States from the TPP offered an opportunity to close a loophole that Canada had agreed to in the negotiations with respect to digital content. [...] dropped out and the TPP became the 11-nation CPTPP, Canada still had concerns regarding the automotive rules of origin as they applied to Japan, particularly since it was simultaneously involved in a renegotiation of the NAFTA agreement with the United States, at the insistence of the Trump administration. [...] producers raised concerns with the Trump administration, leading in the end to the inclusion of beef in the U. [...] However, a desire to build trade linkages with Japan kept Canada at the table as the Japanese worked to keep the TPP alive in the hope that, in time, the U.