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USTR Defends TPP Transparency Against Charges By Civil Society Critics

May 12, 2012 at 10:24 PM
DALLAS — U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk last week aggressively fought back charges by U.S. and foreign law professors that the U.S. diminished the level of transparency in the 12th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership talks here by foregoing a full day of stakeholder presentations in favor of a four-hour forum where negotiators can visit individual booths manned by stakeholders. In a May 9 e-mail to American University Professor Sean Flynn, Kirk said he was “strongly offended” by the accusation that...

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