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The Unsexy Challenge of CPTPP

Members must focus on implementing the trade accord, or risk embarrassment

| Japan
Smooth and effective implementation is the key to the success of CPTPP.

The 11 countries involved in the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement met in Tokyo this month to hammer out rules to let new members join the group.

It is always more exciting to design plans for the future than deal with the much less sexy implementation of existing commitments. Ministers and officials from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam are no different.

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