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China, Southeast Asia nations sign accord creating world's largest free trade zone

[JURIST] China and the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations signed an agreement Monday that will create the world's largest free trade area by removing tariffs for their 2 billion people by the end of the decade. The countries also signed a pact to expand last year's Framework Agreement for the Integration of Priority Sectors [DOC] to create an ASEAN community with a common market and common security goals. ASEAN has this press release and AP has more.

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