TPP Brings Chance To Up Labor, IP Standards, USTR Says

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 4:13 PM EDT) -- The U.S. will miss a key chance to influence labor, environmental and intellectual property standards in the Asia-Pacific region if negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership fail to produce a deal, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Tuesday.

Speaking at an economic forum in Washington hosted by The Atlantic magazine, Froman said the U.S. would “absolutely” be left behind in the global economy, and particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, if it doesn't complete negotiations for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Stressing that other countries in the region...
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