At present, this is the most clear part of the debate on labour and environmental standards. The handling of these issues gives an important political statement that determines their priority. However, it is not clear whether a model for these complex issues can be introduced into a rapid law covering a wide range of agreements and countries where the level of development and commitment to social and environmental protection are very different. The TPA allows the United States to remain competitive with other countries. They have already negotiated more than 375 trade agreements. How many have the United States? Only 20. Without the TPA, countries will discuss with U.S. negotiators, but will not reach agreements. There are more than 100 trade agreements in a process that languished. But fast track is the price that its supporters claim to be? Would its re-actment really bridge the trade gap? Or is the long impasse a symptom of a deeper division of American public opinion? The answers are somewhere in the middle. The fast track is particularly important because it has become a political symbol of The U.S.
commitment to free trade. Some trading partners now say they are reluctant to enter into trade negotiations with the United States without a quick trajectory. However, this perception is in stark contradiction to what the legislation actually does. Fast track, originally conceived as a relatively narrow procedural measure, did not approve agreements that the President could not negotiate within its own constitutional powers, required the inclusion of specific provisions in any agreement, or guaranteed the ratification of agreements. From a legal point of view, the fast track is a very conditional allocation of powers. With the Trade Promotion Authority, the United States will be able to pursue 21st century trade agreements that support and create jobs in the United States, while helping U.S. producers, service providers, farmers and farmers increase U.S. exports and compete in a competitive and globalized economy. On June 12, 2015, following a surprise visit by President Obama to Capitol Hill, the House of Representatives passed three trade changes, including the renewal of the trade promotion authority. Parliament voted overwhelmingly against a measure to this effect, trade adjustment aid, which should have been adopted so that the rest of the trade measures would have been taken into account, so that the TPA has virtually failed in this House.