US officials pound drum harder in trade agenda pursuit
This article was originally published in Scrip
Using a report that showed export activities brought $2.3tn and 11.7 million new jobs to the US economy last year, Obama administration officials on 9 April pounded the drum harder in their pursuit for trade promotion authority (TPA) for the president in advance of Senate legislation expected to be unveiled next week and the ongoing push to get lawmakers on board with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free-trade agreements.
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