All would benefit from greater transparency in TPP talks

DESPITE some happy talk about the pace of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations after the latest round in Sydney last week, it is obvious that a final agreement is a long way off. The biggest obstacle is, without doubt, the US congressional decision to withhold approval of "fast track" authority for President Barack Obama. Unless he has the power to conclude a deal that the US legislature can only vote for or against (but will not be able to pick apart), no other country will want to show...

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