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…

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Ruling coalition gives up trying to pass TPP-ratifying bill after minister’s gaffe

  [TOMOHIRO OSAKI | November 02, 2016 |Japan Times] After a new round of calls for the resignation of Japan’s gaffe-prone agricultural minister, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition on Wednesday gave up trying to pass a bill to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement through a special Lower House committee. The failure by the Liberal Democratic…

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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…

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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…

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Restoring trust in our trade policy

[Stan Sorscher | October 25, 2016 | Huffington Post] I’m in favor of trade. I don’t know anyone opposed to trade. A better question is, “How should we manage globalization?” We’ve lost trust in our approach to globalization. The Brexit vote in Europe was a vote of no confidence. Millions of voters in our presidential campaigns send…

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