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Japan and New Zealand hope to secure abridged TPP agreement by November

New Zealand Premier Bill English (left) meeting his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at Mr Abe's official residence in Tokyo. Wellington last week joined Tokyo in formally ratifying the TPP.


JAPAN is hoping to secure agreement before the end of this year from other members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to move forward with the scheme despite the United States declining to join the pact.

Until last week, Japan was the only member to have formally ratified...

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