Monday, August 19, 2013

Japan, U.S. trade chiefs want TPP deal this year | The Japan Times

Trade minister Toshimitsu Motegi and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman (pictured left) agreed Sunday to work together toward concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks by the end of the year.

Meeting before the 19th round of the talks, which are aimed at forging one of the largest free trade areas in the world, the two reaffirmed their commitment to the target set by the 12 members of the TPP, which began more than 3 years ago.

Motegi said he told Froman that the Japanese government has decided to “work toward concluding a TPP deal within this year constructively and proactively.”

“We made a commitment to work together,” he said after the meeting.

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Comment: This is the way business is conducted in the 21st century, capitalism it isn't!

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