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TPP Will Forge Ahead and the US Won’t Rejoin It

Though TPP remains dead for the United States, it’s still very much alive for the 11 remaining Pacific Rim countries that have agreed to carry it forward.

At a meeting in Vietnam Sunday, Pacific Rim trade ministers committed to pressing ahead with the TPP without the U.S.

As New Zealand trade minister Todd McClay said, according to the Associated Press, “It’s clear that each country is having to consider both economic values and strategic importance of this agreement, but in the end there is a lot of unity among all of the countries and a great desire to work together to come up with an agreement among 11 that not only delivers for all of our economies and the people of our countries, it’s also open to others in the world to join if they can meet the high standards in the TPP agreement.”

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