Sources: Administration close to reaching biologics solution with Hatch

[Daily News| November 03, 2016 |Inside US Trade] Shortly before Congress returns for a lame-duck session, the Obama administration appears close to a solution that could satisfy Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) on his main Trans-Pacific Partnership concern, clarifying each country’s commitments on the market exclusivity period for biologics. The “fix,” sources said,…

WFU RELEASE: Opposition to Trans-Pacific Partnership evident in dairy producer survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 2, 2016                              Contact: Danielle Endvick, 715-471-0398, [email protected] Opposition to Trans-Pacific Partnership evident in dairy producer survey CHIPPEWA FALLS – Responses to a recent survey sent out by Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU) indicate dairy farmers throughout the state are against passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in its current form. The survey, which was sent…

Sometimes, your trade deficit is thrust upon you

[Jared Bernstein | October 31, 2016 |Washington Post] Jared Bernstein, a former chief economist to Vice President Biden, is a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and author of the new book ‘The Reconnection Agenda: Reuniting Growth and Prosperity.’ This election has elevated issues of international trade to a degree that few…

TPP may see little support, no matter how congressional races end up

[Matt Johnson| November 02, 2016 |Politics in Minnesota] If Minnesota importers, exporters, ports and others involved in international trade benefit or suffer from either of two international trade treaties currently under consideration, Minnesota’s congressional delegation may factor little in the praise or blame. Two trade deals — the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and…

Obama Makes Late Push for TPP Trade Deal

[WILLIAM MAULDIN| November 1, 2016 |Wall Street Journal] President Barack Obama is forging ahead with a long-shot bid to bring a 12-nation Pacific trade agreement to a vote in Congress immediately after an election that has stirred deep antitrade sentiments in both parties. The administration’s push—which includes campaign support for congressional allies and targeted bids to convert naysayers—marks a huge…

FROMAN GETTING ‘READY TO GO’ ON TPP

[Adam Behsudi| October 31, 2016 |Politico] If the Obama administration gets its lame-duck vote on the TPP, it will be ready. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman tells Morning Trade that its preparation for such a moment has been exhaustive – and he expressed optimism, in light of outreach that’s been done on Capitol Hill, of…

Coalition for a Prosperous America Summit Discusses How to Grow Economy

[Michele Nash-Hoff| October 20, 2016 |Can American Manufacturing Be Saved?] On October 13, 2016, the “Southern California Manufacturing Summit” was held at the Wedgewood Center in Aliso Viejo. The summit was hosted by the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA), with SDG&E/Sempra Utilities as the major sponsor, along with a long list of non-profit organizations, regional businesses…