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Trans-Pacific Partnership

(Daily News)
August 30, 2011

Yoshihiko Noda, Japan's new prime minister, is seen as friendly to Japanese businesses and generally supportive of pursuing trade liberalization, although it is too early to tell how strongly his administration will push for Japan to take on agricultural reform and join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which are related topics, observers said.

(Daily News)
August 26, 2011

Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis last week signaled the U.S. is unlikely to table a proposal on labor rights provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) at next month's negotiating round when he said the administration has not made any decisions yet on its substance.

(Daily News)
August 22, 2011

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is getting interagency and congressional feedback on a proposal that would discipline state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and state-supported enterprises (SSEs) as part of a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) final deal, according to a senior U.S. trade official.

(Daily News)
August 17, 2011

Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ) last week urged President Obama to include provisions in a final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal to ensure that foreign state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and state-supported enterprises (SSEs) do not pose unfair competition to U.S. firms in terms of investing in the U.S. market or in competing for trade opportunities.

(Daily News)
August 10, 2011

Continued efforts by services industry representatives to push the administration for provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that would allow the movement of highly-skilled workers with special work visas have found little resonance, according to private-sector sources.

(Daily News)
July 29, 2011

The American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC) -- which represents Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company -- does not want Japan to join the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, although it could possibly support Japan acceding to a completed TPP deal if certain conditions are met.

(Daily News)
July 28, 2011

A bipartisan group of 40 House members, including 17 members of the House Ways and Means Committee, yesterday leaned on President Obama to secure 12 years of data protection for biologic drugs in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.