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Eleven countries, but not US, expected to sign landmark TPP deal in Chile

The 11 remaining nations, led by Japan and Canada, finalized a revised trade pact in January.

Reuters  |  Santiago 

Eleven countries are expected to sign a landmark Asia-Pacific trade agreement in Santiago on Thursday, as an antidote to the increasingly protectionist bent of the United States, which last year pulled out of the pact. The signing ceremony comes the day after Europe and the International Monetary Fund urged U.S. President Donald Trump to step back from the brink of a trade war sparked by plans to slap duties on steel and aluminum imports. The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will reduce tariffs in countries that together amount to ...

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 15:35 IST
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