Washington, DC, October 5, 2015 – The North American Meat Institute strongly supports the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement reached today in Atlanta, Georgia.
“TPP will cut trade barriers and set common standards for more than 40 percent of the global economy. It is essential to the stability and long-term viability of our industry by expanding U.S. beef, pork, lamb and poultry exports,” said NAMI President and CEO Barry Carpenter. “The agreement holds enormous potential for American meat exports, and levels the playing field for American workers and business in the world’s fastest growing economic region.”
“TPP will strengthen our strategic relationships with trade partners in the critical Asia-Pacific region, enhance our competitiveness and support high-paying American jobs, while promoting transparency, driving innovation and supporting robust labor standards,” Carpenter added. “The Meat Institute looks forward to reviewing the final text and to working with Congress to ensure its full approval and implementation.”