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Rep. Castro: Engagement with ASEAN can be an alternative to TPP

February 27, 2018 at 9:04 AM
Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), the co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, on Monday said U.S. engagement with the bloc could be an alternative to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “The president's Indo-Pacific concept is missing a credible economic pillar. President Trump withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership but has not presented a credible alternative,” he said at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event. “One path forward is for the United States to partner with ASEAN,...


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