TPA Vote Today was Part of the Negotiations

posted by Richard Katz on May 12, 2015

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

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Timing of TPA is pivotal because America’s eleven partner countries in the TPP talks have made it clear that they will not conclude the TPP until Congress passes TPA.


Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) has been delayed by today’s vote in the Senate against immediate opening of floor debate, but it definitely does not mean that TPA is dead. Rather, the vote is part of the negotiations between the Democrats and Republicans on how many other matters will be bundled together with TPA.

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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