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Many US Lawmakers Non-committal on TPP

Many U.S. lawmakers reacted cautiously to the successful conclusion of negotiations to forge the world’s biggest trading bloc. The Trans-Pacific Partnership would reduce trade barriers among 12 Pacific Rim nations that account for 40 percent of global economic output.   Republican Senator John McCain stood out among lawmakers by immediately and enthusiastically endorsing the pact.   “The TPP offers a historic opportunity to reduce trade barriers, open new markets, promote made...

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