With more than 95 percent of the world’s population and 80 percent of the world’s purchasing power outside the United States, future economic growth and jobs for Oregon and America increasingly depend on expanding U.S. trade and investment opportunities in the global marketplace. International trade, including exports and imports, supports nearly half a million Oregon jobs– more than one in every five jobs. Customers in more than 200 countries and territories buy Oregon-made goods and services - everything from semiconductors and components to agricultural exports. With rising rhetoric around trade wars and tariffs with China, renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and a potential revisiting of the Trans-Pacific Partnership what will that mean for the future of Oregon's free trade? What industries and sectors may be affected? Who may benefit or lose out? Join us for a discussion on the future of Oregon exports and trade with Curtis Robinhold, Executive Director of the Port of Portland, Alexis Taylor, Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture; and Shiau Yen Chin-Dennis, K & L Gates LLP partner and chair of the Export Council of Oregon. Moderated by WorldOregon president Derrick Olsen. Cosponsored with Oregon Business
Oregon and the World: What is the Future of Free Trade?
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