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EDITORIAL

Enough at stake to warrant giving TPP negotiations a fair chance

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 05:50
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Members of President Barack Obama's own party, the Democrats, almost unanimously blocked a bill that would grant Mr Obama "fast-track" authority to negotiate the 12-country free-trade pact without having to constantly check in with Congress. And so negotiations that have been going on for several years are likely to drag on for a good while more.

THE United States Senate has unwisely built a speed bump on the already slow road to progress for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), to every stakeholder's detriment.

Members of President Barack Obama's own party, the Democrats, almost unanimously blocked a bill that would grant Mr