Eleven Asia-Pacific countries have just signed the trade pact formerly known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
- Tim McDonald
Although the US pulled out last year, the deal was salvaged by the remaining members, who signed it at a ceremony in the Chilean city of Santiago.
Chilean foreign minister Heraldo Munoz said the agreement was a strong signal “against protectionist pressures, in favour of a world open to trade”.
In the absence of the US, it has been renamed the Comprehensive and…