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Some Asian Nations Eye Joining TPP Despite Push To Finish RCEP This Year

August 18, 2016 at 4:42 PM
At least three Asian nations participating in a regional multilateral trade deal involving China have conducted “highly technical” discussions with the United States on what they need to do to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership if it is implemented. Representatives of the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia have met separately with U.S. officials to discuss changes the Asian nations need to make within their own regulations to meet TPP obligations on labor, the environment, government procurement and intellectual property, among other obligations,...

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