Key TPP talks fail in Singapore (documents)

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TPP mapNegotiation talks over the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have failed to result in an agreement between the affected 12 nations, pushing the issue beyond the original expectation that it would be finalised by the end of 2013, local media reported.

A statement from the Office of the US Trade Representative notes that negotiators made “substantial progress towards completing the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement” and “identified ‘potential landing zones’ for the majority of key outstanding issues”, but ultimately, additional work is required. This has resulted in the negotiators needing to meet again next month, further dragging out the issue.

Earlier this week, confidential draft TPP documents published on WikiLeaks showed that the US and other TPP nations are divided over intellectual property (IP) proposals sought by the US.

The agreement between Australia, the US, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, and Singapore also has the potential to include other countries in the future.

The issue is compounded by the fact that much of the agreement itself has not been made public, with those seeking independent transparency needing to find leaked documents.

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Negotiation talks over the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have failed to result in an agreement between the affected 12 nations, pushing the issue beyond the original expectation that it would be finalised by the end of 2013, local media reported.

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TPP mapNegotiation talks over the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have failed to result in an agreement between the affected 12 nations, pushing the issue beyond the original expectation that it would be finalised by the end of 2013, local media reported.

A statement from the Office of the US Trade Representative notes that negotiators made “substantial progress towards completing the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement” and “identified ‘potential landing zones’ for the majority of key outstanding issues”, but ultimately, additional work is required. This has resulted in the negotiators needing to meet again next month, further dragging out the issue.

Earlier this week, confidential draft TPP documents published on WikiLeaks showed that the US and other TPP nations are divided over intellectual property (IP) proposals sought by the US.

The agreement between Australia, the US, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, and Singapore also has the potential to include other countries in the future.

The issue is compounded by the fact that much of the agreement itself has not been made public, with those seeking independent transparency needing to find leaked documents.

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