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Confusion reigns after TPP fails to launch

After a week of intensive speculation on the successful completion of negotiations regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TTPA), news from Maui is that the parties could not, in fact, reach agreement on the TPPA.

Notwithstanding vocal opposition to some aspects of the TPPA, I remain of the view that it is an important and worthwhile agreement on its own account and sets an excellent foundation for further trade initiatives. More…