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“There is very clearly a rigorous internal debate going on in China about the progression of its economic reforms and how open it wants to be to foreign trade.”

Mon, 6:27 PM

A “united cross-sector movement of 1,525 civil society organizations” resent a letter in reaction to the Coalition for TPP push.

Mon, 2:38 PM

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Mon, 11:46 AM

The closely watched announcement is set for Wednesday (May 25).

Mon, 11:18 AM

“I remain confident we're going to get it done. And the reason I'm confident is because it's the right thing to do.”

Mon, 9:43 AM

The United States received universal criticism at a May 23 meeting of the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body for blocking the reappointment of Korea's Seung Wha Chang to the Appellate Body, but WTO members generally agreed that the scope of the Appellate Body's authority should be a topic of discussion, Geneva sources said.

The fight over the period of market exclusivity for biologics under the Trans-Pacific Partnership has become a point of controversy in Australia's federal election slated for July, with the opposition Labor Party charging that the current government seeking reelection will concede to further changes to the marketing exclusivity period for biologics with the effect of driving up drug prices.

An IBM executive on Friday (May 20) acknowledged that the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement may not come up for a vote during a lame-duck session of Congress, saying this underscores the need for continued pressure from the business community to build support for a vote under the next administration.

President Obama is slated to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership with Vietnamese government officials and the public during his trip to Vietnam next week, while also using a subsequent G7 meeting in Japan to discuss remedies to the global overcapacity in steel and aluminum, senior administration officials said today (May 19).

House Ways & Means Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) is reiterating his opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership after a May 18 International Trade Commission analysis found the deal would damage the U.S. auto and auto parts industry.

Trans-Pacific Partnership ministers briefed each other on the margins of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum's trade ministers meeting on the status of their domestic ratification processes and agreed on two technical administrative issues related to agreement, according to informed sources and government readouts of the May 17-18 meeting.

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