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In Hill Briefing, USTR Official Signals TPP Ministerial Unlikely In August

August 7, 2015 at 4:50 PM
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Barbara Weisel signaled to congressional staff Thursday (Aug. 6) that it is unrealistic for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries to hold another ministerial in August, although she said negotiators had made significant progress toward a deal during their latest meeting in Hawaii, according to congressional sources. In a briefing to staff for members of the House Ways & Means Committee, Weisel said that ministers got close to reaching a TPP deal at the July 28-31 ministerial in...

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