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International relations

Canada is the great unknown as TPP 11 talks near goal

Cultural and auto issues remain obstacles to reviving Pacific trade pact

The remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership are entering the home stretch to reach a replacement deal without the U.S.

TOKYO -- The remaining 11 countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership will enter into final negotiations to salvage the trade pact as soon as next week in Tokyo, though Canadian demands to revisit cultural exceptions and automotive production rules are still major hurdles to signing the revised deal in March as planned.

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