Trade Promotion Authority: Do We Need a New Approach?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 9:00 AM to Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 10:59 AM
Arent Fox LLP
1717 K Street, NW Auditorium
Washington, DC 20036

Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), a law that allows the President to “fast-track” trade agreements for approval or disapproval by Congress by only allowing a “yes or no” vote, is a contentious issue. While it is crucial, especially given that the Obama Administration is in the middle of negotiations for two different potentially transformative trade agreements — the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) and the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) — it also raises questions of the appropriate delegation of Congressional authority over trade. How will this round of TPA renewal change the conversation about Trade Promotion Authority going forward? Is it time for a new approach to TPA, perhaps paired with a new approach to trade policy in the United States? Where does the TPA fit with regard to the strategic trade theory America so desperately needs but woefully lacks? And what benefits could be realized from a new approach? Join ITIF for a conversation with an expert panel about the evolution of the TPA.

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10/29/2014 09:0010/30/2014 10:59America/New_YorkITIF Event: Trade Promotion Authority: Do We Need a New Approach?Arent Fox LLP, 1717 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036More information:
Jim Moran
United States Congress
Philip English
Senior Government Relations Advisor
Arent Fox
Grant D. Aldonas
Principal Managing Director
Split Rock International
Stephen Ezell
Vice President, Global Innovation Policy
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Tim Keeler
Mayer Brown
Miriam E. Sapiro
Visiting Fellow, Global Economy and Development