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Ministerial To Be Extended At Least One Day; Gaps Remain On Big 3 Issues

October 1, 2015 at 7:09 AM
ATLANTA – The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ministerial underway here will be extended at least through Friday (Oct. 2), as Mexico continues to take a hard line on the automotive rules of origin and significant gaps remain on dairy market access and the monopoly period for biologic drugs. Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo told reporters on Wednesday (Sept. 30) that the aim is to conclude the TPP negotiations before ministers leave here, but that negotiators are still “far away from that.”...

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