WASHINGTON – ITI President and CEO Dean Garfield today joined the heads of the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Coalition of Services Industries, and the National Association of Manufacturers in a joint letter addressed to President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders urging them to work together to expedite passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement by the end of the year.
In their joint letter, the four industry leaders explained that both the importance of trade to private sector economic growth and how the passage of the TPP would expand U.S. access to nearly half a billion consumers in the Asia-Pacific region to the benefit of America’s technology, service, agricultural, and manufacturing sectors.
The letter includes examples and data pointing to how America’s established free trade agreements with 20 countries have increased U.S. economic growth and production domestically. Additionally, the industry association leaders explain how a fully implemented TPP will level the playing field and raise critical trade standards with the fastest growing region in the world.
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