Mustapa: TPPA negotiations likely to conclude in November

SUBANG: Negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) are still ongoing and likely to see a conclusion in November this year during the Asia- Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting in Manila.

International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said Malaysia remained open to proposals raised by other participating countries on the TPPA.

The trade pact was painfully negotiated over more than five years  but is now uncertain following US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from it. The 11 countries left, including Malaysia, are still deciding the pact’s future.

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