Monday, November 10, 2014

CL Lim Interviewed by Reuters on Trans-Pacific Trade

"U.S. rules out major Trans-Pacific trade announcement at APEC"
Reuters, Beijing
9 November 2014
Michael Martina
There will be no "major announcement" on a Washington-backed Asia-Pacific free trade deal during a meeting of leaders from the region in Beijing this week, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Sunday. Few expected that a deal on the ambitious 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could be reached this year, largely because of a deadlock between the pact's two biggest economies, the United States and Japan, over how widely Japan will open its doors to farm exports...Chin Leng Lim, a trade expert and professor of law at the University of Hong Kong, said there should be a TPP deal before U.S. presidential electioneering picks up next summer if it is to avoid U.S. domestic political hurdles...  Click here to read the full article.

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