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Canada wants Pacific trade pact ratified fast amid Trump spat: minister

AFP  |  Ottawa 

wants to speed up the ratification of the pact to offset the adverse effects of the trade spat erupting with the United States, said today.

Champagne told lawmakers that ratifying the TPP, which was signed in March without the and would link with 10 other nations on both sides of the Pacific, was a "top priority" for the government in

The TPP would take effect 60 days after its ratification by six of the 11 countries involved -- Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, and

"We're going to move quickly to introduce legislation before the house rises this summer," said Champagne.

Trump has confirmed that the US would be imposing tariffs on Canadian and aluminum and threatened a similar move against Canada's automotive sector.

He also refused to sign a joint statement endorsing global trade rules at the summit and accused Canada's of dishonesty.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 01:05 IST