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Japan says TPP trade deal talks 'agree in principle'

Reuters  |  DANANG, Vietnam 

By Mai NguyenDANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Japan said ministers of countries remaining in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal had agreed in principle on Thursday on a way to proceed after the withdrawal of the United States left its survival in doubt.Talks on the TPP, ditched by U.S. 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 ...

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First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 22:50 IST