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TPP trade talks reach critical point at APEC

The TPP aims to eliminate tariffs on industrial and farm products across a bloc whose trade totalled $356 bn last year

Mai Nguyen | Reuters 

Talks on pushing ahead the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal without the United States reached a critical point on Thursday as ministers from the 11 countries discussed a proposed agreement in principle. Talks on the TPP, ditched by US President Donald Trump in one of his first acts in office, have been held on the sidelines of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in the Vietnamese resort of Danang.  Clear agreement on proceeding without the United States would be a boost for the principle of multilateral free trade pacts over the bilateral ...

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 02:49 IST