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TPP negotiators make progress in Australia

Trade ministers from 12 nations met in Sydney on October 26, 2014, to continue talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which would encompass 40 per cent of the global economy and include 12 nations.

TPP negotiators make progress in Australia
A family photo shows trade ministers from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a pan-Pacific trade agreement from 12 nations (L-R) Lim Jock Hoi from Brunei Darussalam, Ed Fast from Canada, Andres Rebolledo from Chile, Akira Amari from Japan, Sri Mustapa Mohamed of Malaysia, Andrew Robb from Australia, Mike Froman from the US, Ildefonso Guajardoform Mexico, Tim Groser from New Zealand, Jorge Del Castillo from Peru, Lim Hng Kiang from Singapore and Tran Quoc Khanh from Vietnam, in Sydney on October 26, 2014. The TPP, which would encompass 40 percent of the global economy and include 12 nations, has been the subject of negotiations for years. (AFP/Getty Images)
TPP negotiators make progress in Australia
Protesters gather outside the hotel where the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a pan-Pacific trade agreement is being forged by trade ministers from 12 nations in Sydney on October 25, 2014. The TPP, which would encompass 40 percent of the global economy and include 12 nations, has been the subject of negotiations for years. (AFP/Getty Images)
TPP negotiators make progress in Australia
Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb (L) and US Trade Representative Mike Froman (R) attend the start of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a pan-Pacific trade agreement is being forged by trade ministers from 12 nations in Sydney on October 25, 2014. The TPP, which would encompass 40 percent of the global economy and include 12 nations, has been the subject of negotiations for years. (AFP/Getty Images)
TPP negotiators make progress in Australia
Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb talks at the start of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a pan-Pacific trade agreement is being forged by trade ministers from 12 nations in Sydney on October 25, 2014. The TPP, which would encompass 40 percent of the global economy and include 12 nations, has been the subject of negotiations for years. (AFP/Getty Images)
TPP negotiators make progress in Australia
US Trade Representative Mike Froman attends the start of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a pan-Pacific trade agreement is being forged by trade ministers from 12 nations in Sydney on October 25, 2014. The TPP, which would encompass 40 percent of the global economy and include 12 nations, has been the subject of negotiations for years. (AFP/Getty Images)
TPP negotiators make progress in Australia
Japan's Trade Representative Akira Amari (C) attends the start of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a pan-Pacific trade agreement is being forged by trade ministers from 12 nations in Sydney on October 25, 2014. The TPP, which would encompass 40 percent of the global economy and include 12 nations, has been the subject of negotiations for years. (AFP/Getty Images)
TPP negotiators make progress in Australia
A view inside the hotel where the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a pan-Pacific trade agreement is being forged by trade ministers from 12 nations in Sydney on October 25, 2014. The TPP, which would encompass 40 percent of the global economy and include 12 nations, has been the subject of negotiations for years. (AFP/Getty Images)