Pacific Free-Trade Talks 'In the End-Game'

the top U.S. trade official said on Sunday the US is optimistic a deal to set up a free trade zone across the Pacific will be completed soon. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman added that sensitive issues will likely be ironed out when Congress resumes sessions.
He said negotiators are working through the specifics of the deal, but the US is near the finish line.
The 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership took a major step forward on Friday when the U.S. Senate agreed to give President Barack Obama powers to speed up U.S. approval of trade deals. The partnership will cover about 40 percent of the world's economies,



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