The Washington Post: At Paris climate summit, environmentalists lobby against Trans-Pacific trade deal

Environmental activists are traveling to Paris this week, using the global climate conference as a platform to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade deal they say undermines the summit’s goals.   [Reposted from The Washington Post  |  Catherine Ho  |  December 2, 2015] Representatives and lobbyists for the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth and the Institute for Agriculture…

Impacts of trade deals examined

  TRADE agreements are fundamental to both expanding exports and global economic development and are critical to the long-term profitability of U.S. agriculture, according to representatives of agricultural groups who testified at the Nov. 17 International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing examining the economic impacts of trade agreements. [by Jacqui Fatka | November 24, 2015 |…

Business Group Launches Anti-TPP Ad Campaign

  The U.S. Business and Industry Council (USBIC) has launched a media campaign intended to drive awareness of the lack of enforceable currency provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). [Reposted from Campaign For America’s Future |  Dave Johnson |  December 1st, 2015] USBIC represents domestic manufacturers and has an excellent Trading Away Jobs website. The group’s print ads…

Campaign for America’s Future: Now Vietnam Thumbs Nose At TPP’s Unenforcable Labor Provisions

Vietnam is already snubbing the unenforceable labor provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). [Reposted from Campaign for America’s Future blog  |  Dave Johnson  |  November 25, 2015] Vietnam is already snubbing the unenforceable labor provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Voice of America reports, in “Vietnam Beating Case Highlights TPP Labor Rights Issue“:     A…

Bloomberg: Did the Yuan Really Pass the IMF Currency Test? You’ll Know Soon

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and some two dozen officials on the fund’s executive board will gather Monday at headquarters in Washington for one of the most-anticipated decisions outside of actually approving loans for nations in crisis. [Reposted from Bloomberg News  |  Andrew Mayeda  |  November 29th, 2015] The question inside the 12th-floor,…