Inside US Trade: Australian Official Says Nine TPP Chapters Closed, Others Nearing Conclusion

Waikaloa, HAWAII -- Australia's chief negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations said ahead of an informal round kicking off here Monday (March 9) that nine out of the agreement's 30 chapters have been closed, and that most of the other chapters are nearing conclusion.

[Reposted from Inside US Trade  |  March 9, 2015]

The chapters already closed are: competitiveness and business facilitation, cooperation and capacity building, cross-border trade in services, customs, development, regulatory coherence, small and medium enterprises, telecommunications and temporary entry, Australian chief negotiator Elizabeth Ward told an Australian Senate panel on Feb. 26.

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