11 TPP Countries Sign New Deal Post-US Withdrawal

Law360 (March 8, 2018, 9:45 PM EST) -- The 11 countries remaining in the Trans-Pacific Partnership bloc following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the deal inked a new agreement Thursday, binding their economies together under a unified set of trading rules in the crucial Asia-Pacific region.

Trade ministers from Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam huddled in Santiago, Chile, to sign the agreement following their collective breakthrough at the beginning of the year.

“The signing is a significant moment for open markets, free trade and...
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