U.S. moves to join Trans-Pacific Partnership

by Bryan Salvage
Share This:

WELLINGTON, N.Z. — Confirmation made on Dec. 15 that the U.S. will start negotiating entry to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (T.P.P.) is a significant step toward trade liberalization within the Asia/Pacific region, according to Meat & Wool New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association. This formal notification to Congress follows President Obama’s recent announcement at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (A.P.E.C.) meeting in Singapore.

Congressional notification from the U.S. Trade Representative, Ron Kirk, of intent to negotiate T.P.P., signals the start of the process, said Mike Petersen, Meat & Wool New Zealand chairman.

"Meat & Wool New Zealand has contributed to this important outcome through its presence in the U.S. for over 50 years in Washington, focused on strengthening our trade opportunities," he added. "Where we are today justifies the hard work undertaken by Meat & Wool New Zealand, with farming and political leaders over many years."

Comment on this Article
We welcome your thoughtful comments. Please comply with our Community rules.



The views expressed in the comments section of Meat and Poultry News do not reflect those of Meat and Poultry News or its parent company, Sosland Publishing Co., Kansas City, Mo. Concern regarding a specific comment may be registered with the Editor by clicking the Report Abuse link.