Japan Wins More Support To Join Pacific Trade Pact Talks

Law360, New York (April 19, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT) -- A Japanese official says that Australia, New Zealand and Peru have formally thrown their support behind Japan's bid to join ongoing talks for a Pacific free trade agreement, according to media reports on Friday.

Economic revitalization minister Akira Amari told reporters in Indonesia that the three countries had each completed the bilateral talks with Japan necessary for it to join the negotiations for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to a report from Japanese news outlet Kyodo News.

As currently planned, the multilateral trade pact would cover...
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