US Says TPP Negotiators Not Taking Shortcuts To Seal Deal

Law360, New York (August 26, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT) -- The top U.S. trade official on Friday said that even though countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership are accelerating efforts to complete the multilateral trade deal, they are not sacrificing substance for the sake of wrapping up discussions quickly.

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman made the remarks in response to a statement Friday from U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donahue following a meeting with fellow trade ministers from other TPP countries in Brunei. Donahue said that the negotiations must still deliver a high-standard agreement, even as...
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