TPP Critics Pitch New Template For Trade Deals, Blast Past Agreements

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[Daily News| October 04, 2016 | Inside US Trade]

Two of the most outspoken critics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other recent trade agreements on Tuesday presented a new framework for the negotiation of trade deals, as well as their content, with a focus on transparency in negotiations and worker and consumer interests.

The platform was pitched by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, on Oct. 4 at Yale Law School's American Constitution Society conference on “Transforming the Global Economic Order: Understanding Critical Perspectives on the TPP."

The new vision outlined by the two TPP opponents is largely based on a booklet, “The New Rules of the Road: A Progressive Approach to Globalization,” coauthored by Wallach and Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and former chief economist and economic adviser to Vice President Joe Biden. The booklet was released in September.

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