BBC, August 1
Negotiators from 12 Pacific nations have finished a week of talks without agreement on a regional trade deal.
But the US trade representative Michael Froman said ministers were more confident than ever that a deal on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership was within reach.
He said it would support jobs and economic growth.
Among the sticking points were issues relating to the automobile sector and access to dairy markets.
No date has been set for the next round of talks.
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