Trade ministers from 11 countries celebrate the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership in Chile in 2018. Photo: AP
Trade ministers from 11 countries celebrate the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership in Chile in 2018. Photo: AP

Pacific trade pact row between Beijing and Taipei a dilemma for members

  • Separate applications to join the CPTPP have erupted into a war of words and a demand that the 11 member states pick sides
  • The self-ruled island is proposing to join under the same formulation used for its World Trade Organization membership

Trade ministers from 11 countries celebrate the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership in Chile in 2018. Photo: AP
Trade ministers from 11 countries celebrate the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership in Chile in 2018. Photo: AP
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