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Japanese Official: TPP Negotiations Closed; No New Side Agreements

July 21, 2016 at 5:36 PM
Changing existing side agreements or adding new ones would count as renegotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- and that's not going to happen, Japan's Deputy Chief of Missions Atsuyuki Oike said during an appearance in Washington, DC. Oike, speaking during a luncheon at the National Foreign Trade Council on July 15, ruled out anything that could be construed as a renegotiation, especially with each of the 12 member nations focused on selling the existing deal to their own domestic audiences. This...

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