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Chile’s Lower House Ratifies Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

April 17, 2019, 7:04 PM

Chile’s lower house April 17 voted in favor of ratifying a major Pacific region trade deal after twice delaying the debate.

The bill must now be considered by the Senate.

Deputies voted by 77 to 68 in favor of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership.

“This treaty is a transcendental step in our trade policy, which has been supported by all sides and is recognized as the keystone of our development strategy during the last thirty years,” said Chile’s Foreign Relations Minister Roberto Ampuero following the vote.

Deputies had been scheduled earlier to vote on the 11-country ...