Ministers pose for a pictures after the signing ceremony of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, CPTPP, in Santiago, Chile. Photo: Associated Press

China, Fukushima and inflatable poop: how Taiwan got frozen out of Asia’s biggest trade deal

  • The eleven members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will be meeting for the first time since it came into force at the end of last year
  • Taiwan’s entry has been blocked by China and clashes with the US and Japan over food imports, experts say
Topic |   Taiwan

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Ministers pose for a pictures after the signing ceremony of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, CPTPP, in Santiago, Chile. Photo: Associated Press
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Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham has been reporting on Asian trade since 2014. Prior to this, he covered global trade and economics in London. He joined the Post in 2018, before which he was Asia Editor at Global Trade Review and Trade Correspondent for the International Business Times.