Seeking new markets, Canada joins Trans-Pacific trade talks

OTTAWA — Seeking to reduce its reliance on the sluggish U.S. market, Canada has formally joined 10 other nations in talks on creating an Asia Pacific free trade agreement, the government said on Tuesday.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations are designed to produce a free-trade zone with a combined population of 658 million people and a gross domestic product of $20.5-trillion (US$20.9-trillion), according to Canadian data.


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