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TPP Ministerial Ends Without Deal As Talks Rupture Over Autos

August 1, 2015 at 12:41 AM
LAHAINA, Hawaii – After a roller-coaster day of negotiations, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ministers here on Friday (July 31) ended a four-day meeting without even an agreement in principle, after the talks broke down primarily over automobiles, although dairy market access also remained unresolved. In a joint statement , TPP ministers announced that they had made “significant progress,” although they did not list any specific accomplishments and did not set a timeframe for a future meeting. The statement said ministers and...

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