Orrin Hatch and the TPP Rorschach Test

posted by Richard Katz on September 30, 2016

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Here’s our bottom line. A lame duck ratification is not impossible. But it would require that either one side or the other back down.


Key points covered in this report are,
The Hill headline—Hatch: TPP deal will get done in lame-duck session—goes too far
What Hatch said was “I think we’re going to get it done in the lame duck” providing that the Administration meets his conditions, including 12 years of data exclusivity for biologics; informed observers tell us hatch has not changed his position
Hatch said other mechanisms beside “side letters” could be used, but he has said that before as well




About Richard Katz

Richard Katz is Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics In International Affairs, the New York correspondent for Weekly Toyo Keizai, a leading Japanese business magazine, and formerly the editor of The Oriental Economist Report, a monthly newsletter on Japan.

Mr. Katz has taught about Japan’s economy as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the New York University Stern School of Business, and as a Visiting Lecturer in Economics at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook.

Mr. Katz is the author of two books on Japan's economic travails and has just finished a third book on reviving entrepreeurship in Japan.

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