TPP Negotiators Making Progress Toward Pact, Officials Say

Law360, Los Angeles (July 25, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT) -- Officials reported Thursday that they achieved substantial progress in resolving sensitive issues during the latest negotiations over the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, moving toward a 12-nation pact for a free trade zone in the Asia-Pacific region. 

In the 18th round of negotiations for the U.S.-led TPP, which opened July 15 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, and closed Thursday, representatives from the 12 participant countries made headway in resolving differences over contentious issues such as intellectual property, the environment and state-owned enterprise, according to a statement by the Malaysian...
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