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US Hosts Meeting in Bid to Wrap Pacific Trade Pact

The United States has called ministers from the 12 nations negotiating a Pacific trade deal for a meeting Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 in a bid to finish the pact, a key part of the U.S. administration's engagement with Asia. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) seeks to cut trade barriers and set common standards for 40 percent of the world economy and will be a legacy-defining achievement for U.S. President Barack Obama. The U.S. Trade Representative said in a statement the United States...

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