TPA: Discontent Behind the Dysfunction, Part 5

posted by Richard Katz on June 23, 2015

Found in Japan, US, categorized in International Trade and Investment

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As the FT editorial pointed out, the fact that TPA squeaked through the Congress this time does not mean it will continue to do so.


Senate approves close of debate on TPA 60-37; TAA requires another vote; and then a vote in the House. Under TPA, even if TPP were concluded tomorrow, it would be at least four months before Congress could vote on ratification. 

About Richard Katz

Richard Katz

Richard Katz is Editor of The Oriental Economist Report, a monthly newsletter on Japan, as well as the semi-weekly TOE Alert e-mail service on Japan, and is also a special correspondent at Weekly Toyo Keizai, a leading Japanese business weekly.

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