Trade deals a closely held secret, shared by more than 500 advisers

In what has been criticized as an industry-dominated advisory system, those executives are among more than 500 people who are allowed to read and comment on the negotiating proposals that the United States presents to its trading partners. They can look at the material on a secure Web site, comment on trade policy proposals in regular meetings, and request one-on-one sessions with negotiators — favored access that gives them a direct pipeline into the talks.

The access isn’t exclusive to industry ... But as the impact of globalization becomes more contentious during the slow economic recovery, more voices are demanding to get involved.

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