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Outlines of the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Enhancing Trade and Investment, Supporting Jobs, Economic Growth and Development

On November 12, 2011, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, and the United States agreed to a trade and investment framework to "promote innovation, economic growth and development, and support the creation and retention of jobs." In later trade rounds, Canada, Mexico, and Japan joined the partnership.

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Free Trade Agreements Signal Bipartisan Cooperation

Speaker: Edward Alden

The U.S. ratification of the stalled Free Trade Agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama indicates that "there is a possibility, despite the very great partisan divisions in Congress, of bipartisan cooperation on economic issues," says CFR's Edward Alden. However, Alden emphasizes that "it is important not to overstate the potential job creation benefits" of the agreements.

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Op-Ed

Can India, U.S. Up the Investment Game?

Author: Evan A. Feigenbaum
Business Standard

Evan A. Feigenbaum argues that expanded trade and investment between India and the United States can both diversify and solidify a partnership to which both governments are deeply committed.

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Interview Thomas A. Daschle interviewed by Christopher Alessi

The U.S. needs to revitalize trade policy and spur foreign investment in this country--timely ingredients for a job-creating economic resurgence, says former senator Thomas Daschle, co-chair of a new CFR independent task force on trade and investment.

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