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U.S. Officials Upbeat Ahead Of Ministerial; Market Access, IP Are Obstacles

July 28, 2015 at 9:53 AM
LAHAINA, Hawaii – On the eve of a crucial ministerial meeting, U.S. trade officials here on Monday (July 27) touted the progress made over the past few days by negotiators, as well their commitment to concluding a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, although TPP countries are still facing key stumbling blocks in the areas of intellectual property (IP) and market access with Canada and Mexico. In a closed-door briefing with U.S. stakeholders, U.S. deputy chief negotiator Drew Quinn gave a positive...

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