Trans-Pacific Talks 'Fruitful,' But Work Still Ahead: US

Law360, Chicago (September 15, 2011, 5:38 PM EDT) -- The chief U.S. negotiator in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement talks said Thursday that the latest deal summit, which wrapped up in Chicago that day, had yielded progress on the pact's legal language and market access offerings but left more sensitive issues unresolved.

Assistant U.S. trade representative Barbara Weisel said “intensive and fruitful talks” came out of the eighth bout of negotiations between the U.S., Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam aimed at hammering out the details of an agreement that would eliminate...
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