US Should Eye IP, Agriculture In EU Trade Pact, Pols Hear

Law360, New York (October 30, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT) -- As it negotiates a potential free trade deal with Europe, the U.S. should seek to streamline regulations, maintain strong intellectual property protections and combat barriers that restrict agricultural exports, representatives from the U.S. shipping, agriculture and pharmaceutical industries told a Senate panel Wednesday.

Testifying at a Senate Finance Committee hearing, witnesses from several industries generally voiced support for the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the U.S. and European Union, but stressed that the agreement should be used to address particular issues that affect trade...
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