WSJ: U.S., 11 Partners Set Gathering in Hopes of Finishing Pacific Trade Deal


The U.S. trade representative will join trade ministers from 11 other countries in Hawaii from July 28-31

[Reposted from the Wall Street Journal  |  William Mauldin  |  July 7, 2015]

he Obama administration will host a high-level trade meeting in late July in an effort to conclude a sweeping Pacific trade pact, after winning key legislation in Congress last month to expedite U.S. approval.

U.S. Trade Representative Mike Froman will join trade ministers from Japan, Vietnam and nine other countries around the Pacific on Hawaii’s island of Maui from July 28-31, Mr. Froman’s office said in a statement Tuesday. Other officials will gather earlier for lower-level talks on the trade agreement, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP.

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