(VOVworld) - Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) chief negotiators completed 10 days of intensive meetings on Wednesday, making progress across a range of issues as they continued their drive towards a comprehensive, high-standard agreement. During the session in Hanoi, the United States and its TPP partners, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam, resolved many issues and narrowed gaps in many areas including those relating to state-owned enterprises, rules of origin, transparency, and corruption prevention.
The latest TPP negotiations in Hanoi
They also continued to move forward with their work to construct ambitious packages for preferential access to each other’s markets for goods, services/investment, financial services and government procurement. Having reduced the number of outstanding issues, the United States and the other 11 TPP countries share a commitment to resolve the remaining issues as quickly as possible, including both in the text and market-access packages. They agreed to advance this work with bilateral meetings to be held in the coming weeks.