Mexico Backs Japan Joining Trans-Pacific Trade Talks

Law360, New York (April 8, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT) -- Mexico on Monday became the second country to throw its support behind Japan's recently announced intention to join ongoing talks over a huge free trade agreement in the Pacific.

Last month, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his country was interested in taking part in negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a planned multilateral trade pact that would currently cover 11 countries and 658 million people. For Japan to join, each current member nation will have to support the move.

At a joint press conference with Abe...
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