Washington, D.C., May 18, 2016 – The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) welcomed today’s release of a long-awaited report by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on the economic impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). USCIB said that the report’s publication represents a further step in the process of Congressional review and ultimate ratification of the landmark 12-nation agreement.
“Like others in the trade community, it will take us some time to scrutinize and digest this substantial study, but this is an important step in the process” said USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson. “We are confident that TPP will be, on balance, a plus for American workers and companies and the growth of the American economy. We support the continued process to move the agreement forward, and encourage Congress to review the ITC’s findings closely and weigh all aspects of this important, 21st-century trade 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 leading international business organizations, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More information is available at www.uscib.org.
Jonathan Huneke, VP communications, USCIB
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