In a strong statement WFTC members joined hundreds across the US to make it clear that we are not letting this TPP process go forward. We are not granting President Obama Fast-Track Authority, which is what USTR says it needs to complete the TPP negotiations.
Fast Track is what Clinton had with NAFTA-which means the US Congress can only vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on a proposed trade deal and not change it in any way once the USTR has negotiated it. This cuts our ‘democratically’ elected officials out of the trade negotiations process.
We will be sharing this with negotiators from all 11 countries as the 16th TPP Round in Singapore opens today.
Happy March Forth TPP!