Stalemate in the inclusion of members in transpacific alliance [In Spanish]

El Economista, 6/5/2012

The United States and eight other countries that are negotiating a treaty for free commerce in the Asia Pacific region are still undecided about an offer made almost seven months ago by Japan, Canada and Mexico to join these conversations.

This information comes from the United States Trade Representative (USTR) that also assured that “once again, the ministers thanked the interest of Canada, Japan and Mexico to join the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership).” According to this information release, the ministers spoke about the progress of bilateral consultations of each member country with Canada, Japan and Mexico, respectively.

“Decisions on the admittance of these candidates into the TPP have not been made,” declared the USTR in an information release signed in Russia and added that consultations will surely continue.

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