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Reid Threatens To Block TPA Absent Movement On Highway, Intelligence Bills

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) threatened Monday (May 4) to block consideration of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation unless Senate Republicans first move on two Democratic priorities: the renewal of the highway trust fund and a bill to reform to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which authorizes data collection and eavesdropping programs for national security purposes.

Chile Says End Of TPP Talks 'Imminent'; Requests Stakeholder Positions

Ahead of what it sees as the “imminent” conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, the Chilean government is requesting a new round of comments from domestic industry and civil society groups to lay out their priorities for the negotiations, according to informed sources.

USDA Formally Tells Congress It May Need To Repeal Or Reform COOL

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has formally told Congress that it may need to repeal the country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law for meat or else change the statute to allow for a "generic label" if the United States loses a final appeal at the World Trade Organization later this month.

Malmstrom Floats Ideas On ISDS To Froman, Ending Long 'Pause' In TTIP

The top European Union trade official on Monday (May 4) was slated to discuss with her U.S. counterpart the EU's forthcoming proposal for how to structure investment protections and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in a trans-Atlantic trade deal, in a sign that negotiations on the sensitive issue are resuming after a year-and-a-half long pause.

House, Senate Customs Bills Tighten Ban On Imports Made With Forced Labor

A provision in the customs and enforcement bill passed last month by the Senate Finance and House Ways & Means committees would tighten an existing ban that restricts the import of goods made with forced or child labor, making it easier to ban products that do not have sufficient domestic production such as palm oil, cocoa and some seafood.

McCarthy Memo Says House GOP Still 'Laying Groundwork' On TPA

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in a legislative memo issued Friday (May 1) stopped short of committing to bring legislation to renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to the floor in May, and said instead that the leadership will continue to lay the "groundwork" for the bill.

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  • Ahead of what it sees as the “imminent” conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, the Chilean government is requesting a new round of comments from domestic industry and civil society groups to lay out their priorities for the negotiations, according to informed sources.

  • Ahead of what it sees as the “imminent” conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, the Chilean government is requesting a new round of comments from domestic industry and civil society groups to lay out their priorities for the negotiations, according to informed sources.

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  • Ahead of what it sees as the “imminent” conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, the Chilean government is requesting a new round of comments from domestic industry and civil society groups to lay out their priorities for the negotiations, according to informed sources.

  • Ahead of what it sees as the “imminent” conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, the Chilean government is requesting a new round of comments from domestic industry and civil society groups to lay out their priorities for the negotiations, according to informed sources.