By Tara Donaldson

“Sadly, both presidential candidates are talking about trade and the global economy as only a negative for America,” Julia K. Hughes, president of the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA), said. “And they are ignoring the fact that trade is good for American families—offering consumers greater choice and better prices. This leaves TPP in an unusual situation.”

The lame duck session remains an option, albeit not an easy one, though if the congressional leadership believes they have the votes, then there’s still a chance to settle the deal this year, Hughes said.

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