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House Ag Members Flag Issues With Rice, Dairy, Tobacco Carveout In TPP

October 1, 2015 at 9:47 PM
The chairman and 16 members of the House Agriculture Committee on Oct. 1 expressed alarm over what they say is the lack of meaningful new market access in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations for rice and dairy. Additionally, the lawmakers criticized U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman for putting forward a proposal that would allow TPP participants to exclude tobacco regulations from investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) proceedings despite their opposition. In an Oct. 1 letter, Agriculture Chairman Michael Conaway (R-TX)...

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