Industry Reps Say Anti-Trade Sentiment Makes TPP Approval Uncertain

March 31, 2016


The intense anti-trade sentiment of the presidential campaign is putting in doubt the congressional approval of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), according to two private-sector lobbyists backing the deal. 

[Daily News| March 31, 2016 |Inside US Trade]

Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said on March 30 that the depth of the criticism targeting the current trade model is unprecedented and makes the approval of TPP “far from certain.”  He spoke at a breakfast for New Zealand Prime Minister John Key hosted by the Chamber, the Coalition for TPP and the U.S.-New Zealand Council.   

At a different event that same day, James Fatheree, executive director for Japan and Korea at the Chamber, signaled the TPP may not get the congressional support necessary to pass even if the administration addresses the complaints raised by the pharmaceutical and financial services industries. 

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