APEC Becomes Stage for “Milestone” TPP Meeting in Indonesia

As the 21 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum gather in Indonesia in coming weeks, 12 countries will engage in a series of high-level meetings and a summit to negotiate a Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact on the margins of the APEC talks to reach a basic agreement. ?Japan, the United States and 10 other members said in a statement issued after their ministerial talks in Brunei in August that the TPP summit on Oct. 8 on Bali will be an “important milestone” toward their goal of concluding by the year-end a deal for creating one of the largest free trade zones in the world. ?Read the rest of the article to learn the further implications for the APEC and TPP. ?Click here?