On 8 March 2018, shortly after this chapter was written, the CPTPP was signed in Santiago.
Following the United States presidential election in November 2016 and President Donald Trump’s decision not to participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), representatives of the remaining 11 states (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam) convened with the intention of bringing the TPP into force, albeit in an amended form.
Those 11 states, reportedly led by Japan, Australia and New Zealand, sought publicly to reaffirm the strategic and economic significance of the TPP.
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