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International relations

Asia trade pact RCEP aims for fall signing, after India elections

Negotiators set to meet in February to restart negotiations

Vendors set up their stalls at a roadside market in New Delhi. The South Asian nation is worried that eliminating tariffs would lead to an influx of cheap goods from abroad.     © Reuters

TOKYO -- After failing to meet an earlier target to sign a deal by November 2018, the 16 member nations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership will meet as early as next month with a new goal of reaching an agreement on the pan-Asian trade accord this fall.

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