18:07 GMT04 August 2021
Listen Live
    Latin America
    Get short URL
    0 54
    Subscribe

    Peru is proposing to create an analogue of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) free trade agreement between the countries of Asia-Pacific without participation of the United States, which could leave the agreement, Peruvian Prime Minister Fernando Zavala said.

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — The minister noted that Peru is ready to lead activities to create the free trade zone between the countries of the region without the United States.

    "The Asia-Pacific cooperation, which could be transformed into a free trade agreement is proposed. In the United States do not participate [in the TPP] we will continue this way on our own — from this association of countries that consider that free trade could be useful for their nations," Zavala said Tuesday, as quoted by the El Comercio news portal.

    The TPP seeks to remove barriers to trade among its 12 signatories, which together account for 40 percent of the world's economy: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam.

    The future of the TPP was put into question, after the victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential election, earlier in November. During his presidential campaign, the US president-elect has repeatedly criticized the deal and expressed the desire to shift the focus from the global trade to national economic development in order to support the US economy.

    Related:

    Russia to Open Trade Mission in Peru to Boost Cooperation
    Russian, Peruvian Presidents Vow to Triple Trade Flows
    Peru Wants to Develop Cooperation With Russia
    Tags:
    Peru, US, TPP
    Community standardsDiscussion