US trade officials want to strengthen partnership with Asia Pacific

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump will negotiate "new and better trade deals" with "countries in key markets" to provide a freer and fairer deal for American workers and businesses. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) said in an annual report released on Wednesday that the U.S. withdrawal in late January from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement paved the way for potential bilateral talks with the remaining TPP countries including Japan. The report said that USTR intends to continue strong bilateral engagement with Asia-Pacific partners.

Source: VOV5