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Former TPP negotiator hopes Trump visit spurs progress in Asia-Pacific region

November 08, 2017 at 10:47 PM
As President Trump continues his trip throughout Asia, Barbara Weisel, former U.S. chief negotiator of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, said she is encouraged by the itinerary – and expects the 11 remaining TPP countries will announce progress on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. Weisel, who until last month was the assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, called the trip a chance for the U.S. to “make up for some lost ground.” “There has been...


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