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Trans-Pacific Partnership Faces Difficult Legislative Terrain

Robert D. Kyle

Robert D. Kyle,

Washington, D.C.

Warren Maruyama

21 October 2015
On October 4, 2015, trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim countries announced the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP). TPP, a foreign policy legacy item for the president, represents nearly 40% of the world’s GDP. The agreement now requires congressional approval, using the “fast-track” process in the trade promotion authority bill (TPA) signed by President Obama in June.
Robert D. Kyle

Robert D. Kyle,

Washington, D.C.

Warren Maruyama

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