From left, Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang, New Zealand Trade Minister David Parker, General Secretary Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia Y.bhg. Datuk J. Jayasiri, Canada’s Minister of International Trade Francois-Philippe Champagne, Australian Minister for Trade and Investment Steven Ciobo, Chile’s Foreing Minister Heraldo Munoz, Brunei’s Foreign Minister Haji Erawan bin Pehin Yusof, Japan’s Trans-Pacific Partnership minister Toshimitsu Motegi, Secretary of Economy of Mexico Idelfonso Guajardo, Peru’s Trade Minister Eduardo Ferreyros and Vietnamese Trade Minister Tran Tuan Anh, pose for a pictures after the signing ceremony of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, CP TPP, in Santiago, Chile, on Thursday. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

From left, Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang, New Zealand Trade Minister David Parker, General Secretary Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia Y.bhg. Datuk J. Jayasiri, Canada’s Minister of International Trade Francois-Philippe Champagne, Australian Minister for Trade and Investment Steven Ciobo, Chile’s Foreing Minister Heraldo Munoz, Brunei’s Foreign Minister Haji Erawan bin Pehin Yusof, Japan’s Trans-Pacific Partnership minister Toshimitsu Motegi, Secretary of Economy of Mexico Idelfonso Guajardo, Peru’s Trade Minister Eduardo Ferreyros and Vietnamese Trade Minister Tran Tuan Anh, pose for a pictures after the signing ceremony of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, CP TPP, in Santiago, Chile, on Thursday. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

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