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ITC Predicts TPP Economic Assessment Will Not Be Ready Until May 18

November 17, 2015 at 3:27 PM
The International Trade Commission (ITC) on Tuesday (Nov. 17) predicted that its report on the economic impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will not be ready until May 18, effectively pushing congressional consideration of a TPP implementing bill past that date. This is because the ITC report traditionally accompanies a free trade agreement implementing bill when it is sent to Congress, although there is no formal requirement under the 2015 fast-track law that it do so. The fast-track law only...

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