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Revised TPP on track to be signed by 11 countries in March

The revised TPP is on track to finally be signed by 11 countries in Chile next month after a meeting of officials in Tokyo.

The breakthrough comes a year after US President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the deal.

The objections by Canada which prevented leaders signing the deal in Vietnam in November have now been eased, Japan TPP Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said in Tokyo yesterday.

The date of the signing is set for March 8, the >Wall St Journal reported, but the countries' ministers have to confirm that.

New Zealand Trade Minister David Parker is en route to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The TPP has been renamed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership and member countries will be Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei, Chile, Australia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Peru, Canada and Mexico.

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