Canada Gets Added To Trans-Pacific Trade Talks

Law360, New York (June 19, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT) -- Canada on Tuesday was invited to join negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, becoming the eleventh participant in the free trade talks one day after the Mexico was added to the group.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a statement that joining the talks with countries from North and South America and Asia was consistent with Canada's active engagement in the Pacific region and commitment to free trade.

"Opening new markets and creating new business opportunities leads to jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for all Canadians,"...
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