FILE - In this March 13, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, left, arrive to make a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Obama administration has embarked on an aggressive trade agenda that could lower trade barriers and increase exports to many of the economic giants of Asia and Europe and hopes to wrap up talks by October 2013 on reducing duties on a wide range of goods and services in the Pacific, the world's most vibrant trading area. Eleven countries, including Australia, Peru, Malaysia, Vietnam, Mexico and Canada, are participating, and Japan has expressed interest in joining. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

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FILE - In this March 13, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, left, arrive to make a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Obama administration has embarked on an aggressive trade agenda that could lower trade barriers and increase exports to many of the economic giants of Asia and Europe and hopes to wrap up talks by October 2013 on reducing duties on a wide range of goods and services in the Pacific, the world's most vibrant trading area. Eleven countries, including Australia, Peru, Malaysia, Vietnam, Mexico and Canada, are participating, and Japan has expressed interest in joining. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
FILE - In this March 13, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, left, arrive to make a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Obama administration has embarked on an aggressive trade agenda that could lower trade barriers and increase exports to many of the economic giants of Asia and Europe and hopes to wrap up talks by October 2013 on reducing duties on a wide range of goods and services in the Pacific, the world's most vibrant trading area. Eleven countries, including Australia, Peru, Malaysia, Vietnam, Mexico and Canada, are participating, and Japan has expressed interest in joining. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
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