Senate trade vote looms, but won't settle trade debate

| May 12, 2015

Senate trade vote looms, but won't settle trade debate

A much-anticipated Senate vote on trade will pack some suspense Tuesday, but it won’t be the final word, no matter how it turns out. Supporters of President Barack Obama’s trade agenda need 60 votes in the 100-member Senate merely to start a full-blown debate ...

Obama says TPP will be a good thing for U.S. exporters

May 9, 2015

Obama says TPP will be a good thing for U.S. exporters

President Barack Obama pressed his case for a U.S.-led Pacific free trade pact on Friday, telling an event in Oregon that a deal will help American exporters to countries such as Japan by removing tariffs and simplifying customs. Obama made his pitch for sealing ...

May 1, 2015

TPP ministers expected to meet this month in Philippines

Ministers from the 12 countries negotiating the vaunted Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade bloc are expected to meet in the Philippines for three days starting May 26, according to U.S. Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth Catherine Novelli told reporters on Thursday. The U.S., Japan and ...

Apr 30, 2015

Full text of Abe's speech before U.S. Congress

Following is a full text of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s speech at the U.S. Congress on Wednesday. “Toward an Alliance of Hope” — Address to a Joint Meeting of the U.S. Congress by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, distinguished members ...