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Trans-Pacific Partnership

(In Trade)
December 07, 2016

“Other countries are going to find it politically impossible to sell it domestically that they are making more sacrifices than President Trump.”


(Daily News)
December 06, 2016

The newly elected chairman of the New Democrats Coalition, Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), this week said he believes finding common ground and making progress on trade policy in the 115th Congress will be onerous, though he did not rule out the possibility of President-elect Donald Trump modifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership.


(Daily News)
December 06, 2016

Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Asia and the Pacific subcommittee, blasted the Obama administration for its unsuccessful attempt to secure congressional approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and instead suggested that the incoming Trump administration look to strike bilateral deals with countries in the region.


(Daily News)
December 06, 2016

Members of the Japanese business, academic, and think tank communities are holding out hope that President-elect Trump will eventually get behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and in light of that and other factors, seriously doubt that the U.S. and Japan will successfully pursue a bilateral trade deal in the near future.


(In Trade)
December 06, 2016

“I think the rhetoric that everybody has in campaigns is usually quite a bit different from what comes out of the Washington negotiations.”


(Daily News)
December 02, 2016

Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) this week told Inside U.S. Trade he has met with President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to talk about trade issues and intends to establish a “regular ongoing” dialogue, including making the case to Trump that a trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific is crucial to growing the U.S. economy.


(Daily News)
December 02, 2016

Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) this week told Inside U.S. Trade his staff has met with President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to talk about trade issues and intends to establish a “regular ongoing” dialogue, including making the case to Trump that a trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific is crucial to growing the U.S. economy.


(Daily News)
December 02, 2016

Representative Richard Neal (D-MA) on Dec. 2 was elected as ranking member of the House Ways & Means Committee by his Democratic colleagues on the committee. He told Inside U.S. Trade on Dec. 1 that trade policy must be revamped before Congress and the general public will be willing to get behind large new trade deals.


(In Trade)
December 02, 2016

“Trade experts and economists agree that the TPP would be a catalyst for creating new jobs in the United States.”


(In Trade)
December 02, 2016

“Trade experts and economists agree that the TPP would be a catalyst for creating new jobs in the United States.”


(Daily News)
December 01, 2016

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) this week doubled down on his claim that the Trans-Pacific Partnership can be ratified under President Trump even if it begins as a bilateral deal with Japan, maintaining that the president-elect will reconsider his stance once he realizes the consequences of withdrawal.


(In Trade)
December 01, 2016

Posen: “I think even the Trump administration will be forced to come back around and do it” if Japan and other countries keep up “pressure.”


(In Trade)
December 01, 2016

“It's important that we get that trade deal done.”


(Daily News)
November 30, 2016

President-elect Trump's pick to lead the Commerce Department, Wilbur Ross, called the Trans-Pacific Partnershp “a flawed agreement” and dismissed TPP proponents' and President Obama's efforts to pass the deal “a fiction of people's imagination.”


(In Trade)
November 30, 2016

“While the Committee finds TPP to be in Australia’s national interest, there is much work to do to ensure the public is also convinced.” 


(Daily News)
November 29, 2016

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) says he keeping an open mind on President-elect Trump’s emerging trade agenda -- although he plans on pushing to keep at least parts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement alive despite Trump’s pledge to withdraw the United States from it on day one of his presidency.


(In Trade)
November 29, 2016

“It could be bilateral agreements, it could be multilateral agreements in pieces, it could be all in one piece. But I’m not going to give up on it.”


(In Trade)
November 28, 2016

A Japanese official says the country remains determined to save the deal.


(In Trade)
November 23, 2016

“There will be other trade agreements, and they won't have the standards that this agreement and the hoped-for TTIP agreement have.”


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