USCIB participated in an April 18 event on Capitol Hill event, organized by the U.S. Business Coalition for TPP, highlighting the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations to promote competitiveness, job creation and higher living standards across all the TPP countries. Speakers at the event included U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, House Ways and Means Ranking Member Sandy Levin and ambassadors or their representatives from all the TPP countries.
“The TPP negotiations are at an important crossroads,” stated Rick Johnston, co-chair of the TPP coalition and senior vice president with Citi. “With the 12th TPP negotiating round set to begin in Dallas in less than three weeks, it is critical for all TPP countries to redouble efforts to achieve the type of comprehensive, high-standard and commercially meaningful agreement across all sectors that the Leaders of all of the TPP countries called for last November. Only by achieving such a high-quality agreement will the benefits to our economies and our industries, workers and consumers be realized. And such an outcome requires U.S. leadership.”
Staff contact: Rob Mulligan