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USTR Official: TPP Implementing Bill Will Be Short, Could Take 10 Days To Pass In Lame-Duck

August 2, 2016 at 5:06 PM
COEUR D’ALENE, ID -- The Office of the United States Trade Representative's chief agriculture negotiator Darci Vetter said here Aug. 2 that the Trans-Pacific Partnership implementing bill will largely consist of language to implement tariff cuts, and that Congress could pass it in as few as 10 days in a lame-duck session if there is sufficient support for the trade agreement. Vetter noted that the timelines for congressional consideration of TPP laid out in the 2015 Trade Promotion Authority law...

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