Opacity of the Trans Pacific Partnership


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PLAYING CATCH-UP IN THE DIALECT OF HIGH GLAZE (from a White House conference call briefing on a visit by Japanese Prime Minister Abe) – Q: I wondered if, leading up to this, whether there has been some significant narrowing of the gap on (Trans Pacific Partnership) issues regarding U.S. tariffs on autos and Japanese tariffs on beef, which seem to be the main outstanding issues. A: …U.S. growth and job creation is going to have to be supported by our ability to access these markets and our ability to have rules of the road that level the playing field and allow for U.S. businesses to be competitive. And that’s what the TPP process has been all about.https://www.whitehouse.gov/…/record-conference-call-upcomin…

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