The House New Democrat Coalition is aiming to get 40 House Democrats to vote in favor of a new Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill, and plans to ramp up its whip efforts to lock down those votes once legislation is introduced and scheduled to move, according to congressional sources.
The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has signaled for the first time that Japan has made significant progress in its bilateral talks with the United States toward meeting its demands that Tokyo eliminate all tariff and non-tariff barriers on pork under a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal.
The head of one of the largest U.S. business lobbies is signaling that his group's effort to rally support among freshman lawmakers for renewing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) is being hung up by the simple fact that there is currently no pending piece of TPA legislation that it can point to.
Malaysian Trade Minister Mustapa Mohamed last week signaled that his government's main trade policy priorities are economic integration within Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Agreement (RCEP), though he seemed to place the greatest importance on the ASEAN initiative.
Updated: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Finance Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) and House Ways & Means Committee Ranking Member Paul Ryan (R-WI) have set a target of introducing a new Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill following the President's Day recess, according to congressional sources.
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This week is shaping up to be one of the busiest for U.S. trade policy so far this year, with the United States hosting an informal Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) round in snowy New York City and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman heading up to Capitol Hill to testify before both trade committees on the president's trade agenda. Inside U.S. Trade will have a reporter on the ground covering the TPP negotiations in New York.
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