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Battle of the trade pacts surfaces at Apec summit in Lima

Xi dangles carrot of access to China's vast markets in RCEP while some TPP leaders aim to push ahead without the US

In Lima, TPP leaders affirmed their intention to advance domestic procedures such as ratification by parliaments of member states so that the TPP can enter into force, a senior Japanese official was reported as saying.


HEADS of the 12 nations that have signed on to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal - including US President Barack Obama - came together over the weekend in a show of support for the pact. But its fate rests in Washington where president-elect Donald Trump has expressed strong...

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