Volume 85 Issue 15 | pp. 30-33
Issue Date: April 9, 2007

Trade At A Crossroads

Chemical manufacturers urge legislators to renew vital negotiating authority for international pacts
Department: Government & Policy

INDUSTRY LOBBYISTS and the White House have begun a campaign to persuade a skeptical Democratic-led Congress to extend a law that gives President George W. Bush authority to negotiate new international trade agreements. Chemical manufacturers and other U.S. businesses warn that failure to renew the Administration's trade promotion authority (TPA), which expires on June 30, could undermine global trade talks and weaken U.S. exports.

"Trade promotion authority is essential for the continued participation of the . . .

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