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Citing China’s CPTPP bid, Carper and Cornyn urge U.S. trade leadership

September 20, 2021 at 11:06 AM
Leading members of the Senate Finance trade subcommittee are urging the administration to assert U.S. leadership in the Asia-Pacific region in the wake of China’s formal application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. China on Thursday announced it had formally applied to join CPTPP by sending a letter to the depositary for the agreement, New Zealand. The Trump administration in 2017 withdrew the U.S. from CPTPP’s predecessor, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Since then, several lawmakers, including Finance...

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