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Trans-Pacific Partnership

(Daily News)
July 21, 2011

As the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative crafts a negotiating proposal for how to discipline state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, it is using work already begun at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as a guide.


(Daily News)
July 08, 2011

During the last round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, the United States tabled a "yarn-forward" rule of origin for textiles and apparel, with some exceptions for certain items, a U.S. trade official said. This is in line with what the United States has negotiated in past trade deals, although the extent of the exceptions has varied.


(Daily News)
June 28, 2011

At mid-day, the Obama administration was continuing its efforts to build support among Finance Committee Democrats for its strategy of defying Senate Republicans by including a completed deal on Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) in the implementing bill for the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement, sources said.


(Daily News)
June 27, 2011

Last week, Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) began circulating a letter among her House colleagues that urges U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to exclude tobacco from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. She warns that failure to do so could violate U.S. law, according to a copy of the draft “dear colleague” letter.


(Daily News)
June 15, 2011

New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser today (June 15) said that the extent to which countries participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations can advance the negotiations this year partly depends on whether the U.S. Congress is able to pass three pending trade agreements.


(Daily News)
June 14, 2011

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will not table several key negotiating proposals in Vietnam next week during the seventh round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, partly because it does not want to make any moves that could cause a stir in Congress and jeopardize the passage of three pending trade agreements, sources said.


(Daily News)
June 09, 2011

The new leader of the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC), former Missouri Republican Governor Matt Blunt, this week said that the biggest challenge he faces is to demonstrate to policy makers and the American public how important automobile manufacturing is to the U.S. economy of the future and how U.S.-owned automotive companies make a greater contribution than foreign companies to U.S. jobs, technology and innovation.


(Daily News)
June 07, 2011

All 15 Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee this week reiterated their strong support for the inclusion of the so-called “May 10” environmental provisions in a final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal.


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