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Japan, the United States and 10 other nations that reached a broad agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade pact in October are arranging to sign the deal in early February, an official from one of the nations has said.

Following the broad agreement after more than five years of negotiations, the 12 nations released the text of the landmark trade deal in November. The signing envisioned in early February will finalize that.

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