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WTO chief embraces TPP without U.S. membership

  • May 24, 2017
  • , Asahi
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Asahi ran an interview with visiting WTO Director General Azevedo on Tuesday, in which he welcomed the 11 TPP members’ moves to effectuate the regional free trade pact without U.S. participation on the grounds that it will help “rectify the distortion of world trade.” He expressed hope for Japan to exercise strong leadership for renewing global momentum toward trade liberalization amid rising calls for protectionism. 


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