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TPP talks set in July
(05-20 17:47)

The chief negotiators representing the 12 countries participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks will meet again in July, their ministers said Tuesday at the conclusion of a two-day meeting in Singapore.
The ministers said that they reviewed the progress, including the results of the chief negotiators meeting last week in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The latest meeting in Singapore was said to be a "check-in meeting" to review the progress and see what needs to be tackled, Xinhua news agency reports.
"In order to further build on the momentum of negotiations, we have decided on a pathway of intensified engagement over the coming weeks on market access and rules," the ministers said in a joint statement.
The TPP countries said they would continue to engage " bilaterally and in other configurations," while pushing forward the necessary domestic processes, including the "fast track," which the US negotiators need to get from their congress so that they can negotiate the terms and put them to the congress for vote without the need for amendments.   
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