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Chamber official: China’s push to join CPTPP could complicate a U.S. bid

October 6, 2021 at 4:05 PM
China’s bid to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership will make the United States’ path to accession "much more difficult,” Charles Freeman, senior vice president for Asia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said on Tuesday. During a CPTPP discussion held by the Global Business Dialogue, Freeman and two industry executives called for the U.S. to join CPTPP, the successor to a pact heralded by the Obama administration as a bulwark against China before President Trump withdrew...

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