More progress on TPP talks made here, but no clear signs of a time-frame for conclusion
Trade ministers from 12 Asia Pacific countries made more progress on an ambitious regional pact here, but the end is still not in sight.
The latest round of talks ended on Tuesday with no clear signs of a time-frame as to when the deal will be concluded.
"We made further strides toward a final agreement," it was noted in a joint statement from the 12 ministers.
"We have agreed on the majority of the landing zones identified at our last meeting. While some issues remain, we have charted a path forward to resolve them in the context of a comprehensive and balanced outcome."