The Canadian and US governments are far apart on many environmental issues.
Looking for progress on an alternative that does not include America before an Asia-Pacific summit in Vietnam.
Pacific Rim trade pact could help bring the outdated 23-year-old NAFTA up to the standards of modern era trade agreements.
Trade officials say the deal would change significantly without American involvement.
Keeping options open but Pacific trade deal will need changes to proceed.
Discussion included senior officials from 12 TPP countries, plus China, Colombia and South Korea.
China is playing a leading role in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
Government looking at potentially pursuing a separate deal with Japan
Push to save Pacific Rim trade deal after US exits TPP pact
The president-elect’s unlikely victorious bid for the White House points to a likely disruption of global trade and international relationships. That includes Canada.
Market opening measures required by the trade pact are seen as a way for Abe to push through difficult reforms.
Not reviving yet bilateral trade agreement talks set aside as the TPP progressed.
She made a wider plea for sticking to a multilateral approach in complicated times.
The trade deal can only come into force if ratified by six of the 12 member countries representing 85% of combined GDP
Japanese PM says trade deal is “meaningless” without US, adding renegotiations would “disturb fundamental balance of benefits.”