Washington, D.C., October 5, 2015 – The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) welcomed the conclusion of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership by TPP trade ministers meeting in Atlanta, saying that a comprehensive, market-opening TPP agreement would provide a significant boost to the U.S. and world economies.
“We have urged the conclusion of an ambitious, high-standard TPP throughout the course of these talks, and we look forward to reviewing details of the agreement to see if they meet these expectations,” said USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson.” U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and his counterparts are to be congratulated for seeing these talks through to their conclusion.”
Robinson continued: “Our future prosperity hinges on expanded trade, investment and job creation. Together, the TPP nations account for some 40 percent of global GDP, with a burgeoning middle class. And of course there is the added potential of other countries signing on now that a deal has been sealed.”
USCIB is a leading member of the U.S. Coalition for TPP, a broad-based group of U.S. companies and associations that supports the negotiation of a comprehensive, high-standard and commercially meaningful TPP agreement.
USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. With a unique global network — encompassing the International Chamber of Commerce, International Organization of Employers, and the Business & Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD — USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More at www.uscib.org.
Jonathan Huneke, USCIB
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