URGENT: S. Korea to consider joining TPP trade pact: President Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae In said Tuesday that the country will consider joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact. It is the first time the South Korean leader has raised the possibility of Asia’s fourth-largest economy joining the 11-member trade pact, according to local media. China’s President Xi Jinping has recently pledged to positively consider joining the free trade pact. The TPP, formally known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, groups Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore an…

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