Pacific Trade Deal Would Be Helpful, Tough: Experts

Law360, New York (November 23, 2009, 7:44 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama’s announcement during last week’s whirlwind trip to Asia that he intends to move forward on economic integration with the Trans-Pacific Partnership underscores the importance of U.S. involvement in the Asia-Pacific region as well as the challenges that accompany such a pledge.

International trade attorneys who spoke with Law360 agreed that it was crucial for the U.S. to secure economic ties to countries in the Asia-Pacific region, a huge and fast-growing market. They also said the Trans-Pacific Partnership nations, which the U.S. already counts...
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