USTR Touts Transparency Concessions On Trade Talks

Law360, Washington (February 18, 2014, 8:27 PM EST) -- U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Tuesday said the Obama administration would put in place transparency measures to quell criticism of two controversial pending trade agreements, stressing that the two deals need to advance to significantly improve employment and environmental standards around the globe and better protect U.S. intellectual property.

In a speech delivered at the Center for American Progress' office, Froman said that the “tide of globalization” was inevitable, leading to a choice of whether to “shape it or be shaped by it.” As such,...
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