Gary Hufbauer

Peterson Institute for International Economics

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Senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a Washington-based, nonprofit research group; co-author of North American Free Trade: Issues and Recommendations, written pre-NAFTA; NAFTA: An Assessment, published just before NAFTA's ratification in 1993; Economic Sanctions Reconsidered and Global Warming and the World Trading System

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President Obama has been negotiating the  Trans-Pacific Partnership  with 11 Asian-Pacific countries, although details are secret.

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