The Hill: Geopolitics moves to center stage of Obama trade deal push

PPI Senior Fellow and trade expert Ed Gerwin was quoted by The Hill’s Vicki Needham in this article about the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Ed Gerwin, a trade expert with the Progressive Policy Institute, said that the significance of the strategic issues only became clear to him after he traveled to Japan last fall and spoke with their defense ministers where there are rising concerns about China actions in the South China Sea.

“I think in terms of the TPP there’s a huge geopolitical basis for passing it,” he said.

“TPP influences what kind of China we have commercially,” he said.”

Read the article in its entirety at The Hill.

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