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Final coordination underway to hold TPP signing ceremony in March

  • January 13, 2018
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Saturday morning’s Asahi reported that final arrangements are being made among the 11 TPP member states to hold a signing ceremony on the regional free trade pact in Chile in early March for effectuation in 2019. The paper said if Canada remains hesitant about signing the final accord, the remaining members are likely to sign it without Ottawa’s participation. The daily added that Japan may host a signing ceremony in mid-March or later if holding a ceremony in Chile in early March becomes difficult. 

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