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Trans-Pacific Partnership

Apr 22 2014
Written by Doug Palmer | Posted on POLITICO Pro
One of the Senate’s most vocal critics of China’s currency practices has warned President Barack Obama that his trade agenda is at risk because of the failure of U.S. negotiators to push for enforceable rules against currency manipulation in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

“Mr. President, you are imperiling your own trade policy,” Sen.

Feb 07 2014
Written by Mark Clothier | Posted on Bloomberg Businessweek

Ford Motor Co. (F:US) said it will oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership if the trade agreement doesn’t limit a country’s ability to manipulate its currency.

The proposed pact “is not likely to generate any net benefits for American manufacturers if it does not address the critical issue of currency manipulation,” Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of the Americas, said in a Feb. 6 speech at the Chicago Auto Show.

Feb 07 2014
Financial Times

America's car industry has plenty to thank President Barack Obama for, but it's still unhappy with a flagship trade deal that the White House is negotiating.

The carmakers want the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free trade agreement with 11 Pacific nations, to include provisions to stem what they claim is the deliberate weakening of the yen by the Japanese government, something they argue hands an unfair advantage to Japan's car manufacturers, writes the FT's Aaron Stanley.

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