New Republic: The Scariest Trade Deal Nobody’s Talking About Just Suffered a Big Leak

The Obama administration’s desire for “fast track” trade authority is not limited to passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In fact, that may be the least important of three deals currently under negotiation by the U.S. Trade Representative. The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would bind the two biggest economies in the world, the United States and…

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Politico: No economic growth expected from TPP

In an interview with Politico this week, Ambassador Michael Froman stressed high import tariffs on American goods imposed by the 11 countries with which he is negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  His implication is that the TPP will dramatically lower such tariffs, boosting US exports, significantly increasing the size of our economy, and helping most…

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Inside US Trade: U.S. Lashes Out Against WTO For Flawed, ‘Paradoxical’ Rulings On COOL

The United States late last week blasted the World Trade Organization for consistently handing down what it said were flawed and paradoxical rulings against U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for meat that leave members with no viable, WTO-consistent way to deliver information to consumers about the origin of livestock. [Reposted from Inside US Trade  |  June…

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NFU: NFU Urges House Members to Vote No on TPA, Says Organization Will Be Scoring Vote

June 5, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2015 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106[email protected] [Reposted from the National Farmers Union site  |  June 5, 2015] WASHINGTON (June 5, 2015) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson reminded members of the U.S. House of Representatives that the 113-year old organization and its 200,000 family farmer and rancher…

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