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USTR to Host TPP Ministers Next Week in Atlanta

Sep 24, 2015

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.

The Hagstrom Report covers Congressional hearings, markups and press conferences in Washington D.C., as well as national nutrition news and farm meetings throughout the United States. Subscribers to The Hagstrom Report receive a digital newsletter daily while Congress is in session and at other times as events require and news happens.


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