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Australian Ambassador Rules Out TPP Side Letters, Renegotiation

June 24, 2016 at 4:18 PM
Australia's ambassador to the United States has made clear to the U.S. government and business groups that demanding commitments beyond those reflected in the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a nonstarter, regardless of the form they would take. “Renegotiation of the agreement in any form or in some other form of additional commitment is not an option and would jeopardize approval [of the deal] by the other TPP countries,” Australian Ambassador Joe Hockey wrote in a May 5 letter...

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