The trade minister, Andrew Robb, says 98% of agreement is finalised but the difficulties lie with the big four economies of US Canada, Japan and Mexico

Australia will not sign up to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal in the current round of talks.

A spokesman for trade minister, Andrew Robb, confirmed that a conclusion will not be reached on the $200bn deal during the latest round of negotiations in Hawaii.

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