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Special edition: TPP ratification status sheet updated

Published 05 October 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement continues to wind its way through the 12 member countries. The attached document provides a handy status update on the domestic level processes inside each of the member states.


The agreement cannot come into force until at least 6 countries complete domestic ratification procedures.  These 6 countries must include Japan and the United States.  

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Dr. Deborah Elms is Head of Trade Policy at the Hinrich Foundation in Singapore.  Prior to joining the Foundation, she was the Executive Director and Founder of the Asian Trade Centre (ATC). She was also President of the Asia Business Trade Association (ABTA) and the Board Director of the Asian Trade Centre Foundation (ATCF).

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