Australia to take part in Trans-Pacific Partnership talks

Australia to take part in Trans-Pacific Partnership talks

Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb will participate in negotiations today with ministerial counterparts from eleven other countries today on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement in Atlanta, Georgia.

Trade Ministers from 12 nations will meet later today to participate in a two-day Pacific Trade deal, a key part of discussions the United States Administration’s engagement with Asia.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would deliver new levels of market access for Australian goods and services as well as enhance access to all important global value chains, including small and medium sized enterprises

Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb believes the Trans-Pacific Partnership would create an unbelievable stage for free-trade between nations.

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership brings enormous promise and that an imminent conclusion was within reach but the window is closing due to political factors in countries such as the United States,” he said.

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NRN Bulletin 23/10/12

NRN Bulletin 23/10/12