On Tuesday, the United States and its negotiating partners in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement concluded another day of talks in Lima, Peru. Negotiating groups continued to make progress in the areas of goods market access, non-conforming measures, legal issues, technical barriers to trade, intellectual property rights, competition, and labor. Negotiations also began on e-commerce and sanitary and phytosanitary measures.
In addition to today’s negotiations, TPP Chief Negotiators from each TPP partner economy participated in a stakeholder briefing to discuss the status of the negotiations. This open forum provided stakeholders on-site – approximately 190 were attending – the opportunity to discuss issues of interest in the negotiations. The chiefs noted that good progress was being made across the negotiating groups.