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Canada overcomes 'cold feet' to join world leaders in MAJOR trade deal despite Trump SNUB

November 11, 2017 1:44 AM
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Canada overcomes 'cold feet' to join world leaders in MAJOR trade deal despite Trump SNUB

TRADE ministers from 11 countries have reached a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement after Donald Trump turned his back on it.

However, Donald Trump pulled the US out of the TPP in January shortly after taking office.

He claimed leaving the agreement was a “great thing for the American worker”.

A statement has been issued which says that an agreement was reached on “core elements” of the 11-member pact.

The 11 countries concerned, all of which border the Pacific Ocean, are Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.

There were doubts over how far talks would progress after Canada was accused of getting cold feet at the last minute and stalling an agreement.

But Canada's trade minister now says good progress has been made on a deal.

In a statement, the 11 nations said: “Ministers are pleased to announce that they have agreed on the core elements of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.”

Also read: US trade rep concerned after latest round of NAFTA talks

Source: express.co.uk

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