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Mark Landler & Jonathan Weisman: The US prepares to reshape world trade

How Obama's trade czar faces challenges in pushing through the Trans-Pacific Partnership - and why he will overcome them

Mark Landler & Jonathan Weisman 

Mark Landler & Jonathan Weisman For Michael B Froman, US President Barack Obama's chief evangelist for expanding global trade, scepticism comes with the territory. He and his colleagues have clocked more than 1,500 meetings on Capitol Hill to promote the president's big potential trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - and still its prospects for passage look as problematic as ever. Even before Froman began facing a leery Congress, he had to persuade wary colleagues at the White House that it was worth pursuing. They scoffed that the original TPP concept, conceived during the administration of George W ...

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First Published: Wed, December 31 2014. 21:47 IST
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