TPP: Ball is in GOP Court

posted by Richard Katz on October 09, 2015

Found in Global, US, categorized in Politics

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Nonetheless, according to several sources, many in the GOP feel that US Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman made the deal, not because it was “now or never,” but in order to make sure Obama got credit for the achievement.


In a surprising development, it is Congressional Republicans and a few of their business allies who now pose the biggest threat to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement among 12 countries with 40% of the world’s GDP.

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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