US Trade Rep Says TPP Agreement Not Up For Renegotiation

By Matt Sharp (October 16, 2015, 8:31 PM EDT) -- U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Thursday said that renegotiating the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership would upset the balance worked out between the group of countries, noting that the current agreement is what the White House will ultimately send to Congress for approval.

Froman signaled confidence that Congress will support the trade pact covering 40 percent of the global economy as its benefits become clear during a Council on Foreign Relations conference call. The prediction comes amid grumbling and tepid support from some members of Congress and business groups.

"This is a different kind of agreement than other [free trade agreements] we've...

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