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TPP talks gaining momentum but no breakthrough yet on market access

US Trade Representative Michael Froman (right, with Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb who hosted the TPP meeting) says the issues left at the end of any negotiation are those that are the most difficult to solve.


NEGOTIATIONS for an ambitious trade pact among Pacific countries made significant progress over the weekend but there is still a gap between Japan and the United States over market access and other hurdles, trade representatives said on Monday.

The 12-nation Trans-Pacific