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TPP nations postpone talks on Thailand’s participation 

  • August 7, 2020
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Nikkei wrote that the 11 TPP member states postponed at a videoconference held by their ministers on Thursday discussions on whether to accept Thailand as a new member due to the shifting political situation in the nation. The ministers released a statement saying that they welcome the interest shown by several nations in joining the multilateral trade framework. According to the paper, four of the member states said that their domestic procedures to ratify the multilateral trade agreement have been delayed because they are prioritizing dealing with the coronavirus. Economic Revitalization Minister Nishimura, who is in charge of the TPP, told reporters afterward that Japan is willing to support efforts by Thailand and the UK to join the trade pact by providing them with necessary information. 

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