Negotiators eye final round of Pacific trade talks

Cranes move to pick up containers before loading them on a cargo ship at a pier in Tokyo on July 23, 2015Ministers from 12 Pacific nations have set a date this month for what is hoped will be final talks to clinch a vast Pacific free-trade deal covering 40 percent of world trade, US officials said Thursday. “The United States will host a meeting of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Ministers in Atlanta, Georgia from September 30 – October 1,” the US Trade Representative’s office said. The pact brings together large and growing economies as diverse as the United States, Japan and Vietnam and could help pave the way for broader global trade agreements.

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