White House Pushes For Fast-Track Trade Power

Law360, New York (July 30, 2013, 6:39 PM EDT) -- The U.S. trade representative said Tuesday the Obama administration would keep working alongside Congress to put "fast-track" trade authority in place to help the U.S. wrap up talks for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said fast-tracking, formally known as trade promotion authority, would serve as an important tool to help the administration close trade negotiations such as the TPP, a proposed trade deal involving the U.S. and several Pacific countries. Fast-track authority would give the executive...
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