This is an excerpt reprinted with permission from The Hagstrom Report, a news service providing original national and international agricultural news to its subscribers.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative confirmed today that the United States will host a meeting of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade ministers in Atlanta next Wednesday and Thursday.
The TPP chief negotiators will meet from Saturday to Tuesday, also in Atlanta.
The announcement is a signal that the meeting may result in a final agreement. USTR officials have said after a July meeting in Hawaii that ministers should not meet again until they are ready to finalize the deal.
“Trade ministers and negotiators last met in July and have been making good progress toward resolving the limited number of outstanding issues,” USTR said today.
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