Pacific pact negotiators agree trade rules for six subjects: Japan government source

April 23, 2015 11:20 AM

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Negotiators for the Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed trade rules for six broad categories as officials race to conclude a trade pact, a Japanese government source said on Thursday.

The United States, Japan and 10 other countries have been locked in talks over the TPP, a U.S. proposal that would cut trade barriers and harmonize standards covering two-fifths of the world economy and a third of global trade.

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