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Trans-Pacific Partnership

(Inside U.S. Trade)
November 05, 2010
Senior officials from countries negotiating a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement are slated to meet on the margins of a summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum with officials from countries that may be interested in joining the talks in the future, according to an official in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
(Daily News)
October 27, 2010

The lead negotiator of the United States in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement this week indicated that having new countries join the negotiations at this point would be difficult, but could be achieved under two conditions.


(Daily News)
October 27, 2010

Mark Sinclair, New Zealand's lead negotiator in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement this week signaled that time may be running out to add new members in the near term.


(Daily News)
October 26, 2010

On Oct. 24, the Japanese prime minister and his cabinet ministers discussed whether Japan should attempt to join the negotiations to establish a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, but did not reach any final conclusions on that point, sources this week said.


(Daily News)
October 22, 2010

The Japanese prime minister, his chief cabinet secretary and all of Japan's cabinet ministers are slated to hold an internal meeting on Oct. 24 that will largely focus on whether Japan should seek to join the negotiations to establish a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, according to a Japanese official.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
October 22, 2010
The United States and other countries participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations told Canadian officials earlier this month that Canada is still not in a position where it could join the talks, despite months of consultations between Canada and current TPP members and Canada's clear interest in joining, sources said this week.
(Inside U.S. Trade)
October 22, 2010
Countries participating in talks to establish a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement have agreed to submit goods market access offers by Jan. 17, in between the fourth and fifth formal negotiating rounds, sources said. There is still no date for the exchange of services market access offers, one source said.
(Text Document)
October 08, 2010

(Inside U.S. Trade)
October 08, 2010
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative this week formally notified Congress that Malaysia is joining the talks to establish a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, and Malaysia is participating in negotiations taking place this week in Brunei, according to a USTR press release.
(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.

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