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US Trade Rep Sees Pacific Trade Pact Before Congress by Year-End

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said he hopes to wrap up a trade deal with 11 other Pacific Rim nations soon and send it to the U.S. Congress for approval before the end of the year. Lawmakers last week granted the White House authority to close the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade deals and speed them through Congress, opening the door to a phase of intense negotiations to finalize the pact. Component of Asia policy The TPP would cover 40 percent of the world...

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