Trans-Pacific Partnership Part 2

The New New York 23rd is an excellent political blog tracking issues in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions of New York state, and the record of its Rep. Tom Reed. This is the second part of a two-part series on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, which is much more even-handed than my own view.

New NY 23rd

The following is the part 2 of research on the background and negotiations  for Trans-Pacific (free trade) Partnership. This was completed by New NY 23rd contributor Deb Meeker. Part 1 was posted yesterday, November 26.

Since 2010, negotiations have been taking place for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposal for a significantly expanded version of TPSEP. The TPP is a proposed trade agreement under negotiation by (as of August 2013) Australia, Brunei, Chile, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam.”…….http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Pacific_Partnership

Over the last year especially, strongly opposing stances on the Trans-Pacific Partnership have developed.

Let’s look first at the Obama Administration’s stance.

President Obama’s stance on the TPP, appears to be largely one of increasing exports to other partners in the agreement which have been growing during his administration.

“The TPP is a key element of the Obama Administration strategy to make U.S…

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