Ford Statement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

  Editor’s Note:  The following is a statement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) from Ziad Ojakli, Group Vice President for Government and Community Relations: WASHINGTON, DC, October  5, 2015 – “As a top U.S. exporter, Ford supports free trade agreements that result in real market openings and a level playing field for all to compete. “Within…

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News Release: Domestic Manufacturers Reject Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Announced Today

  U.S. Business and Industry Council Fighting for American companies Fighting for American jobs    Contact Kevin L. Kearns: 202 957 9994 Washington, October 5 – The members of the U.S. Business and Industry Council (USBIC) categorically reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal announced this morning as completely inadequate to serve the interests of American manufacturers,…

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Inside US Trade: TPP Talks Likely To Stretch To Weekend Despite Auto Progress, Levin To Travel To Atlanta

ATLANTA — The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ministerial taking place here is now considered increasingly likely to last beyond Friday (Oct. 2) due to continuing differences on dairy market access and monopoly protections for biologic drugs, despite key parties being close to a deal on the automotive rules of origin. [Reposted from Inside US Trade  | …

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Michele Nash-Hoff: SME Education Foundation Works to Grow Next Generation of Manufacturing Workers

The 2015 ManpowerGroup annual Talent Shortage  Survey reveals that 32% or 1 in 3 of “U.S. employers report difficulties filling job vacancies due to talent shortages,” down 8% from 40% in 2014. This 10th survey shows that “skilled trades remain the hardest to fill for six consecutive years.” Among U.S. employers, 48% acknowledge that talent…

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Inside U.S. Trade: “U.S. Formally Proposes Carveout Of Anti-Tobacco Measures From ISDS”

  ATLANTA – In a move that is likely to ignite a firestorm on Capitol Hill, the Obama administration on Wednesday (Sept. 30) formally proposed language in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement that would prevent tobacco control measures from being challenged under the deal’s investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism, according to sources close to the…

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