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Eleven Asia-Pacific countries signed a Trans-Pacific Partnership in Chile

Friday, March 9th 2018 - 09:34 UTC
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Eleven Asia-Pacific countries have just signed the trade pact formerly known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Although the US pulled out last year, the deal was salvaged by the remaining members, who signed it at a ceremony in the Chilean city of Santiago. Read full article


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  • gordo1

    What about Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama(very important), Colombia and Ecuador? And surely Bolivia could be squeezed in somewhere?

    Mar 09th, 2018 - 06:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    You joke, but why not?

    Free trade works and has helped to make my country a very rich and prosperous place.

    Hopefully we attract more international students, visitors and immigrants from Chile, Peru and Mexico as these new links deepen. Colombia is the only Pacific Alliance member not in this new TPP.... hopefully not for long.

    Mar 10th, 2018 - 01:20 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • gordo1

    It is worth noting the absence of so many nations from both PA and the TPP? What is their motive?

    Mar 10th, 2018 - 01:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Most of those countries aren't big fans of free trade, sometimes they'd had bad experiences in the past and they want to protect their domestic industries, which often aren't competitive internationally.

    When I read the list of countries, I was thinking that only one of them has never been a colony, and that didn't change when America quit. I guess outside Europe there aren't many places that weren't colonised at some point.

    Mar 10th, 2018 - 04:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    Do enlighten us - which is the country you believe has never been a colony!

    Mar 11th, 2018 - 06:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
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