White House releases 2014 trade agenda
In order to achieve the agenda goals, the President calls on Congress to pass Trade Promotion Authority, which the agenda calls a critical tool “for Congress to update and assert its role in trade policy, to guide current and future negotiations, and to ensure the completion of market-opening, job-supporting agreements.”
TPA has been broadly supported among agricultural organizations. American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman said TPA is needed now.
“For negotiations to keep moving forward on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) discussions, we need the TPA authority in place. We urge Congress to pass the bill without delay and show that the United States is committed to completing these trade negotiations.”
For additional perspective about current happenings of trade policy in Washington, D.C., check out the latest commentary from Steve Dittmer.
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