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US trade officials welcome Japan's interest in Asian-Pacific trade agreement
Date: 11/11/2011
Written By: The Hill, By Vicki Needham

Excerpt: U.S. trade officials welcomed Japan's announcement on Friday that they are interested in a seat at the negotiating table of an Asian-Pacific trade agreement…. "Japan’s decision to seek entry to the TPP negotiations potentially marks an historic change in the direction of Japan’s economy and that of the Asia-Pacific region," said Bill Reinsch, president, National Foreign Trade Council. "With the inclusion of Japan under the right conditions, the TPP Agreement has the prospect to become the central force in shaping the future of U.S. economic engagement with the Asia-Pacific region and shoring up unprecedented market access for America’s exporters, investors, workers, farmers, ranchers and service providers.” http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/1005-trade/193095-us-trade-officials-welcome-japans-interest-in-asian-pacific-trade-agreement