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TPP Agreement Reached A Milestone in Rules Governing Trade and Investment in the Asia-Pacific Region
Date: 10/5/2015
Written By: Jennifer Cummings, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, (202) 822-9491

Washington DC – Today, the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) welcomed expected benefits to regional trade and investment from the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations between the United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.

"Through increased market access, the TPP we have supported has the potential to provide prospective long-term benefits that reach across the U.S. economy – from providing better jobs to increasing investment and economic growth. Through better rules and opening foreign markets further, an effective TPP agreement has the potential to improve the conditions for mutual trade and investment among countries accounting for 40 percent of world economic output," said Bill Reinsch, President of NFTC. "We thank Ambassador Michael Froman and the team of negotiators for the years of strenuous effort to reach agreement, and we look forward to reviewing the text."

"Given the range of economies involved and the subjects covered, followed by a strong Trans-Atlantic agreement, these agreements can transform the world trading system with wide-ranging benefits," said Alan Wolff, NFTC Chairman.

"Through the TPP negotiations, the United States and other 11 member countries set out to define a model for trade in the 21st century, while also increasing global trade and investment in this important economic region," said Chuck Dittrich, Vice President of Regional Trade Initiatives for NFTC. "We look forward to having the opportunity to examine the details of the completed deal in the coming weeks and providing our views on the specific provisions of the agreement during this process."


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