Despite protests in Malaysia, US eyes closing TPPA deal by month-end
KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 — The United States is working closely with Southeast Asian countries including Malaysia in hopes of closing the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) this month-end at a meeting in Hawaii, US Trade Representative Michael Froman said in an interview published today.
In the video interview published on Channel NewsAsia, Froman said the goal was to “get it done as soon as possible” although he added ultimately, the negotiations will determine the time table.
“But I think all the countries around the table are keenly focused on getting this done. Read more