Trans-Pacific Pact Countries Still Mulling New Members

Law360, New York (June 5, 2012, 5:03 PM EDT) -- The nine countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement on Tuesday held discussions about the prospect of Canada, Japan and Mexico joining the pact, but remain undecided about whether to include those nations in the accord.

The talks regarding the three countries' inclusion were held in Kazan, Russia, at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum's meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade, where representatives from the TPP countries continued consultations over the matter, according to the U.S. Office of the Trade Representative.

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