Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision this week to call a snap election of the lower house of the Japanese Diet for mid-December may be a mixed blessing for the Obama administration's drive to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations as soon as possible, according to U.S.-based experts on Japan.
The United States will host the next meeting of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiators from Dec. 7-12 in Washington, according to a spokesman for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. One informed source said the meeting will likely involve chief negotiators as well as some working groups.
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has submitted input to Congress on potential ways to change the process of drafting a miscellaneous tariff bill (MTB) in order to address objections by Republican lawmakers that its temporary tariff cuts amount to earmarks, and has called on Congress to pass such a bill as soon as possible.
Cecilia Malmstrom, the European Union's new trade commissioner, has announced that the European Commission intends to publish its text negotiating proposals for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and improve the access that members of the European Parliament have to negotiating documents, in a bid to bolster the transparency of the initiative.
Han Duck-Soo, head of the Korea International Trade Association (KITA) and a former South Korean ambassador to the United States, is pushing Seoul to seek entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as soon as possible while also working to build support in Washington for South Korea's eventual participation in the trade deal.
House Republicans on Wednesday (Nov. 19) voted to approve Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as the new chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee as part of a slate of committee chairs for the 114th Congress, which also includes Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) as the new leader of the House Agriculture Committee.
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- EU Parliament Trade Committee Chair Gives Malmstrom Details On Desired Access To Negotiating Documents
- Brown, Joined By Eight Other Finance Dems, Introduces Senate Companion To House TAA Bill
- Froman Outlines Strategic Reasons To Finish TPP, TTIP In Wilson Center Remarks
- Stakeholders In Mexico Sugar AD, CVD Case Submit Comments To Commerce On Draft Suspension Agreements
- Paul Ryan Named Next Ways & Means Chair, Levin To Remain Ranking Democrat
- Federal Appeals Court To Rehear Conflict Minerals Case In Light Of COOL Ruling
- Following Beijing Meeting, Abe Says TPP Leaders Focused On Conclusion At 'Early Date'
- At Hong Kong TPR, EU Asks For More Information On Services Talks With Mainland China
- DSB Says It Will Adopt India-U.S. Poultry Dispute Report No Later Than Jan. 26
- Industry Groups Push Congressional Leadership For Retroactive GSP Renewal In Lame Duck
- Malmstrom Reiterates EU Position On GMO, Hormone Beef Rules Will Not Be Changed In TTIP
- AISI Asks Froman, Pritzker To Address Steel Overcapacity, WTO, Currency Issues With China At JCCT
- Portman Signals Hope For Trade Developments In Next Congress; Welcomes TFA, ITA Breakthroughs
- TTIP Leaders Underline Strategic Importance Of Deal On Margins Of G20
This week promises to be a busy one for U.S. trade policy. Things kicked off with an effort by United States and European leaders to jump-start the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations by giving new political impetus to the talks, which have slowed in part due to the transition to a new European Commission.
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