Last month another meeting between the eleven remaining TPP countries was held in Tokyo. The TPP-11 are hoping to reach general agreement by November 10.
The goal is for an early ratification of the TPP, in the hopes that the US will re-join the agreement. Although Australia, New Zealand and Japan are keen to minimise changes to the text, at least 50 items have been listed for renegotiation or suspension. Some TPP-11 governments only originally agreed to certain rules – like increased monopolies on medicines and copyright, and foreign investor rights to sue governments – in exchange for access to US markets. They will not implement them without access to US markets.