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Trans-Pacific Partnership

(Inside U.S. Trade)
October 08, 2010
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative appears interested in pressing other countries participating in talks to establish a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement to create central, coordinating bodies for regulatory processes within their respective governments as one way to advance the cause of "regulatory coherence," sources said.
(Inside U.S. Trade)
October 08, 2010
The Japanese government is conducting high-level consultations on whether to join the ongoing talks to establish a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement as part of a comprehensive review on whether Japan should pursue new free trade agreements, sources said this week.
(Daily News)
September 28, 2010

Malaysian Trade Minister Mustapa Mohamed last week said that he believes it is critically important that Malaysia join the talks to establish a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in the near term, in part because it will be easier to help shape the agenda at an early stage.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
September 24, 2010
One consequence of the U.S. preference for negotiating bilaterally with countries on the topic of goods market access within the talks to establish a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is that U.S. importers may have to use special "marking rules" to determine the appropriate tariff facing a good qualifying for TPP benefits, sources said.
(Inside U.S. Trade)
September 24, 2010
Negotiators in talks to establish a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement have reached a procedural understanding on how to move forward with market access negotiations on goods, but some sources this week said that this understanding appears to leave unanswered many key questions.
(Inside U.S. Trade)
September 24, 2010
U.S. business groups supporting Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement talks are urging the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to create a separate TPP chapter to deal with regulatory coherence, and also want negotiators to come to the table with specific regulatory improvements they are prepared to make in different sectors.
(Inside U.S. Trade)
September 24, 2010
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will table a bracketed services text and a text on the protection of intellectual property rights when it meets in Brunei early next month with other countries participating in talks to establish a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement for a third formal negotiating round, sources said.

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