Author Archive | Blake F.

TPP Opens Up Market Access for Goods

TPP Opens Up Market Access for Goods By: Steve Craven Chapter 2 of the Trans Pacific Partnership, National Treatment & Market Access for Goods, takes us back into the realm of traditional trade negotiations. Focused on tariff cuts, that isn’t all the “Goods Chapter” contains. Still, those cuts will mean that American exporters will face […]

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Will TPP Be Ratified & Implemented?

Will TPP Be Ratified & Implemented? By: Steve Craven No, this isn’t another article about how tough it will be to get the Trans Pacific Partnership through the U.S. Congress during an election year. There is enough of that sort of analysis going around and virtually all the authors assume that the United States will have the […]

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What does TPP Actually Cover?

What Does TPP Actually Cover? By: Steve Craven Today, I want to give you an impression of just how wide-ranging the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement is.You can see the full agreement at go.wh.gov/TPPText and thorough summaries of each chapter at ustr.gov/sites/default/files/TPP-Chapter-Summaries.pdf. But just looking at the chapter titles will give you a good understanding of […]

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TPP: Clarity on the U.S. Timeline

TPP: Clarity on the U.S. Timelime By: Steve Craven I verbally described the timeline for U.S. ratification of the Trans Pacific Partnership in an earlier post. The Trade Promotion Authority bill that was passed last June lays out the requirements, but is not easy to follow. So I was pleased to see a graphical timeline […]

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