By Martin Gøttske
Several nations, with Japan taking the lead, are trying to resuscitate the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the free trade pact that has been in a limbo since the USA pulled out after the election of President Donald Trump.
The 12-nation TPP promised to cover 40 per cent of the global economy before Trump abandoned it in January. But trade ministers from the 11 remaining signatories to TPP, however, are now trying to move forward, believing the agreement will lock in free trade, boost labour rights and environmental protections.
The Japan Times: