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Join us for a special morning program with Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia;  Ambassador Craig Allen, U.S. Ambassador to Brunei; William E. Craft, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Trade Policy and Programs–insiders and experts on international trade–who will share their insights on the big picture and the path ahead for the TPP.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) –a trade agreement among 12 Pacific Rim countries – has received a lot of praise and criticism in the past year leading up to the conclusion of negotiations in February 2016. The agreement has been praised for committing signatories to broad tariff reductions, harmonization of product and safety standards and addressing broader economic impacts affecting labor and the environment among a host of other issues.  The agreement has also been criticized for the lack of transparency in the negotiations and contentious elements related to agriculture, intellectual property, food safety, labor rights and environmental issues  - also among others.  As the agreement will be subject to legislative review by Congress and legislative bodies in each signatory, how do we parse the big picture for both business and everyday citizens?

What does it mean for participating countries, their companies and greater market access that eliminates or reduces tariff barriers? How does it support regional economies and the challenges of creating and supporting jobs, raising living standards, enhancing conservation efforts, and facilitating cross-border integration, as well as opening domestic markets? How does it address new trade challenges –like innovation investment, productivity, and competitiveness –in the flattened digital age?

Join us for a special morning program with Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun, U.S. Ambassador to MalaysiaAmbassador Craig Allen, U.S. Ambassador to Brunei; William E. Craft, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Trade Policy and Programs–insiders and experts on international trade–who will share their insights on the big picture and the path ahead for the TPP.

 

March 21st, 2016 8:00 AM   through   9:30 AM
1200 SW Park Ave.
Third Floor
Hatfield Room
Portland, OR 97205-97205
United States
Phone: 5033065252
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