After the United States withdrew its signature,  the agreement could not enter into force. The remaining nations negotiated a new trade agreement called Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership , which incorporates most of the provisions of the TPP and which entered into force on 30 December Beginning in , additional countries joined the discussion for a broader agreement: Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, the United States, and Vietnam, bringing the negotiating countries to twelve. In January , the United States withdrew from the agreement. In March , the 11 countries signed the revised version of the agreement, called Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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Secretary Norman Y. He served in Congress for over twenty years and was appointed to the Cabinet of both Democratic and Republican presidents. Throughout that time, Mineta was an advocate of the burgeoning technology industry. He worked to encourage new industries and spur job growth, and he supported the development of the infrastructure to accommodate the industry and its tremendous growth. Mineta served as the Chairman of the House Transportation and Public Works Committee from to , after having chaired the Subcommittee on Aviation and the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation. At the Department of Commerce, Mineta was known for his work on technology issues, for achieving international cooperation and intergovernmental coordination on complex fisheries issues, and streamlining the patent and trademark process. Following the horrific terrorist acts of September 11, , Mineta guided the creation of the Transportation Security Administration — an agency with more than 65, employees — the largest mobilization of a new federal agency since World War II.
Google has a new Singapore HQ! I had a sneak preview of their new office just a couple of weeks after they moved in, and dear readers, it is stupendous. I visited the week of Deepavali, so there were rangoli floor decoration displays around the office. I was told that the staff would regularly put up holiday-appropriate decorations during the year.
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