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Lack of TPP Action Concerns Business Leaders (Bloomberg BNA)


It’s crunch time for business leaders and U.S. companies hoping for congressional approval of the trans-Pacific trade agreement by the end of the year.

“There is a strong view that getting TPP done this year is absolutely critical,” said Linda Dempsey, vice president of international economic affairs at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). And regardless of the outcome of November’s presidential election, it is unlikely that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will be high on the agenda when a new president takes office and a new Congress convenes in January, she said.