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Ambassador Michael Froman Continues TPP Discussion

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 20:11:11 CDT

Ambassador Michael Froman Continues TPP Discussion


While most current presidential candidates are opposed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, several sectors of the agricultural industry believe it is the key to leveling the playing field with countries like Australia, who has a bilateral trade agreement with Japan and pays significantly less tariff than the U.S.


U.S. Ambassador Michael Froman says that there is not a specific timetable in place to present TPP to Congress, but work is being done to ensure the legislation is ready when the window of opportunity opens.


Froman serves as the U.S. Trade Representative and says that although other countries are interested in joining the partnership, the focus remains on ratification among the original 12 countries - the United States, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam - before inviting others to the table.


Ambassador Froman continues his TPP discussion during this edition of the Beef Buzz.


The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network but is also a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for today's show and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.




   




   

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