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Trump's TPP plan leaves Tokyo in confusion

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 05:50

Mr Schulz said smaller trade agreements among a limited number of countries are better suited to such cooperation given the different stages of development that countries such as those in Asean are at, compared with more developed Asia-Pacific economies.


PRESIDENT-elect Donald Trump's announcement on Tuesday that he intends to begin the process of withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement as soon as he takes office on Jan 20 has thrown Japan's political leadership into confusion after Tokyo had strongly

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