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March 20, 2014
Via The Hill
By former Gov. Matt Blunt (R-Mo.)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) can serve as a foundation of stability - fostering security and economic growth throughout the Pacific Rim region. That is why it is critical that the 12 countries negotiating TPP focus on crafting a modern and relevant trade agreement.

As global automakers that benefit from open trade and investment, American automakers Chrysler, Ford and GM, have...

March 14, 2014
By Matt Schneider

Stung by overseas patent rulings that could undercut U.S. companies, the Obama administration is trying to expand protection for the makers of the world’s most advanced medicine through trade rules that critics argue could lead to higher global drug prices.

The effort has sparked an intense debate between pharmaceutical firms looking to protect costly research investments and fund the...

March 12, 2014
By William Mauldin

Japan and the U.S. conducted a new round of trade talks in Washington on Tuesday aimed at overcoming a decades-old snag over the limited access U.S. farmers and Detroit auto makers have to the Japanese market.

Resolving those differences is central to sealing a 12-nation trade bloc that encircles the Pacific—as well as overcoming congressional jitters over the deal.

If Washington...

February 14, 2014

Thank Baucus for helping to protect nation's greatest export: intellectual property

Originally published February 13th online at http://missoulian.com

What would you say is America’s greatest export? And how many pounds, gallons, barrels or bushels of this product make it beyond our borders each year?...

January 29, 2014

This morning, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released the 2nd edition of the GIPC (Global Intellectual Property Center) Intellectual Property Index, rating 25 of the world’s most vital economies on the strength of their intellectual property (IP) protection efforts. The United States, the United Kingdom, France and Singapore received the best scores; Vietnam, Thailand and India were rated as the...

November 18, 2013

The news earlier this week of an alleged leaked version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) intellectual property text has set the usual suspects aflame, with predictions of horrors so great, we would all wish the Mayans had been right. It’s no coincidence, I think, that all these same folks were against the TPP when it was first announced. And they were against the U.S.-Korea...

November 15, 2013

Harsh stance highlights benefits for America

Following Wednesday’s dissemination of Trans-Pacific Partnership materials, Russian Television News published blatantly anti-TPP rhetoric, aimed at diminishing the legitimacy of the agreement.

In an article titled TPP Uncovered: Wikileaks Releases Draft of Highly-Secretive, Multi-National Trade Deal the government-...

November 8, 2013

The Trade Alliance to Promote Prosperity applauds the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center for holding today’s inaugural Global IP Summit, uniting the innovators that make our economic progress possible. The mission of today’s meeting was to underline the value of intellectual property as the driver behind economic, cultural and technological advancements. Now, more...

September 4, 2013

Four Chinese poultry processors have been approved to export a limited amount of meat to the United States, the US Department of Agriculture has announced.

Initially, only cooked poultry products from birds raised in the United States and Canada, will be eligible for exporting. It is thought however, that the government would eventually expand the rules, so that chickens and turkeys bred...

August 30, 2013
By Zhenhu Bain

Washington's move to block catfish imports from China is a recipe for disaster.

Any good recipe for pecan-crusted catfish encourages chefs to first fry the fish and then finish cooking it in the oven for a few minutes. The quality of the ingredients makes or breaks the dish. The catfish would likely be from Hubei province in China and the pecans from New Mexico, a perfectly blended...

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