14 Nov '11, 7am

Taiwan interested in Pacific trade pact: HONOLULU, Hawaii: Taiwan said Sunday it was interested in some day join...

Taiwan interested in Pacific trade pact: HONOLULU, Hawaii: Taiwan said Sunday it was interested in some day join...

HONOLULU, Hawaii: Taiwan said Sunday it was interested in some day joining a trans-Pacific free trade pact but acknowledged it would be tough to meet what are likely to be tough entry standards. "It's going to be a very complicated process," Lien Chan, Taiwan's special envoy to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, told a press conference at the end of the group's annual summit in Honolulu, Hawaii. "But we have indicated our interest in joining some time in the future," he said, referring to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. Lien said Taiwan needed time to prepare because the TPP is expected to be a "high quality" agreement. "You can't get there by one jump, you need time to make yourself ready. It takes stages," he said. The TPP is currently being negotiated by the United States as well as Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore...

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