USTR Rep Refuses To Set Deadline For TPP Talks

Law360, New York (December 14, 2011, 5:39 PM EST) -- A senior U.S. trade official refused Wednesday to fix a firm timeline for the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement despite repeated calls from U.S. House of Representatives trade subcommittee head Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Tex., to complete a deal by mid-2012.

Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis told lawmakers that while the administration had made considerable progress in the two-year-old talks, much work remained to be done on a number of key issues. That fact has only been amplified by the recent interest that Canada, Mexico and Japan expressed...
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