The CPTPP is the brainchild of former US President Barack Obama.
Despite the United States withdrawing from the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement), ASEAN countries will still largely benefit from the revamped version of the agreement.
Trade ministers meeting on the sidelines of the APEC summit are due to present their proposal on the future of the TPP to leaders on Friday. At this stage, though, they still don’t have a deal.
Trump has previously expressed his opinion that Japan should “protect itself against this maniac of North Korea” – in reference to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.