A man holds a sign against the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, TPP, during a demonstration outside La Moneda presidential palace, in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
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Eleven countries are expected to sign a landmark Asia-Pacific trade agreement in Santiago Thursday as an antidote to the increasingly protectionist bent of the United States, which pulled out of the pact last year.Even without the United States, the deal will span a market of nearly 500 million people, making it one of the globe's three largest trade agreements, according to Chilean and Canadian trade statistics.The original 12-member agreement, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), was thrown into limbo early last year when Trump withdrew from the deal just three days after his inauguration in a bid to protect U.S. jobs.
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