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Draft Hill Letter To Japan Claims Expanding Pork Subsidy Would Cost TPP Votes

U.S. pork producers and their congressional allies are ramping up their efforts to oppose a planned expansion of a Japanese pork subsidy program by preparing to send a letter to the Japanese ambassador arguing that the plan will cost votes for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the U.S. Congress if it is not modified.

Obama Budget Aims To Cover TPP Implementation, Predicts Drop In Tariff Revenue

President Obama's budget proposal for fiscal year 2017 says it includes the funds necessary to implement the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and specifically boosts funding for trade-related functions at the departments of Commerce, Labor and State, along with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

McConnell Files Cloture On Customs Bill; Vote Expected Thursday Morning

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) late Tuesday (Feb. 9) filed for cloture on the customs conference report (H.R. 644), teeing up a vote for Thursday morning, according to the floor blog of the Senate Democrats.

Ryan Says TPP Would Not Pass Congress If Voted On Today

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said Tuesday (Feb. 9) there is insufficient support in Congress right now to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), offering a yet another sign that the trade deal will not be taken up by lawmakers any time soon.

U.S. Official Says Hatch's Specific Proposals For TPP Fixes Nearly Ready

Staff for Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) are close to completing work on a set of specific proposals for addressing the senator's complaints about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), according to an administration official.

Customs Bill Slated For Vote Thursday After Deal On Internet Provisions

Updated: Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) said Tuesday (Feb. 8) he has dropped his objections to the pending conference report on the customs bill and that he expects the Senate to vote on it on Thursday.

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  • For the third time in three weeks, the World Trade Organization has delayed the release of a panel report reviewing U.S. claims that India violated trade rules by imposing local content requirements in a massive solar project. The delay beyond the planned Feb. 10 release date comes as the U.S. and India continue to discuss a potential settlement that likely involves the elimination of the local content requirements.

  • The World Trade Organization has delayed until at least Feb. 10 the release of a panel report reviewing U.S. claims that India violated trade rules by imposing local content requirements in a massive solar project, as the U.S. government acknowledged for the first time publicly that the two sides are holding talks on a potential settlement.

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  • U.S. pork producers and their congressional allies are ramping up their efforts to oppose a planned expansion of a Japanese pork subsidy program by preparing to send a letter to the Japanese ambassador arguing that the plan will cost votes for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the U.S. Congress if it is not modified.

  • President Obama's budget proposal for fiscal year 2017 says it includes the funds necessary to implement the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and specifically boosts funding for trade-related functions at the departments of Commerce, Labor and State, along with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.