Lame-Duck Prospects Fading for Pacific Trade Pact

In an elec­tion defined by Don­ald Trump’s eth­no­cen­trism, there’s at least one thing that both his and Hil­lary Clin­ton’s cam­paigns agree on: They want to un­ravel the Trans-Pa­cific Part­ner­ship, the largest re­gion­al trade pact meant to tie closer to­geth­er the United States, Ja­pan, and 10 oth­er na­tions around the Pa­cific Rim. Over the protests of…

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Peru’s Lingering Labor Issues Raise Political Hurdles For TPP’s Passage

Peru’s lingering compliance issues with labor provisions in its bilateral free trade agreement with the United States would have no effect on the implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which has similar labor provisions. However, it could create political headaches for the Obama administration as it pursues a lame-duck vote on the TPP deal, sources told Inside…

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Will Paul Ryan Adapt?

In its nomination of Donald Trump, the electorate has delivered a powerful, historic message for policy change to the Republican Party’s leadership. Out of 17 candidates, Trump emerged with the most votes of any GOP nominee ever – 14 million. His political rise has shattered old party orthodoxies on Free Trade, hawkish foreign policy, open…

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Dan Alpert: Towards More Balance Trade

Dan Alpert is founding managing director of Westwood Capital, LLC. He is also the newest member of CPA’s Advisory Board. [Dan Alpert| August 5, 2016] After decades of establishment politicians and mainstream economists extolling the virtues of global trade, free trade policy is taking a wallop. In the U.S., populist candidates of both parties, Bernie…

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Can the U.S. Bring Back Jobs?

Throughout the 2016 election cycle, one of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s most impassioned – and oft-repeated – promises should he move into the White House next year is the recovery of millions of jobs previously offshored to China, Mexico and elsewhere. [Andrew Soergel | July 11, 2016 |US News] The rhetoric has struck home with…

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Paul Ryan Gets Standing Ovation at Koch Donors Retreat After Repudiating Trump’s Trade Policies

JANESVILLE, WI — House Speaker Paul Ryan received a standing ovation from wealthy donors after denouncing the views of Republican voters, who are skeptical of so-called “free trade” deals. [Julia Hahn| August 1, 2016 |Breitbart] Speaking at a lavish retreat for 400 donors hosted by a network helmed by libertarian billionaires Charles and David Koch,…

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Why TPP Vote Count Doesn’t Add Up – At Least 9 Pro-Fast Track GOP Voters are Now “No” on TPP vs. Zero Flipping the Other Way

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 3, 2016 CONTACT:  Candice Johnson at [email protected] and 202-434-1168 Why TPP Vote Count Doesn’t Add Up – At Least 9 Pro-Fast Track GOP Voters are Now “No” on TPP vs. Zero Flipping the Other Way  Washington – Last year, just five votes in the House of Representatives would have flipped the outcome of the “fast track”…

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