Trade Tariffs

tppThis past Monday, twelve Pacific Rim nations (excluding China) that comprise 40% of world trade closed the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement. Assuming it’s ratified by all twelve nations, it should, by the year 2025, raise global GDP by 1%, US and Canadian GDP by a non-trivial 0.4% and Japan’s GDP by 2%. In our era of slow economic growth, this is particularly big. Congress should ratify the TPP.

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  1. Why do particular companies receive “carve-out” protections? Shouldn’t this be a fair deal where all firms are treated alike?

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