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Ensuring the Trans-Pacific Partnership Becomes a Gold-Standard Trade Agreement

August 29, 2012
It's essential for negotiations toward the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement to conclude with a gold-standard trade agreement that sets the standard for future trade deals.

The fourteenth round of negotiations toward the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement begins in September 2012. The United States is doing the right thing in pursuing deeper economic and trade integration with key Asia-Pacific partners; but the effort will only be worth it if it concludes with a gold-standard trade agreement that sets the standard for future trade deals the United States enters into.

This recorded teleconference features Former U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky, ITIF Senior Analyst Stephen Ezell, Democratic Pollster and Strategist Douglas Schoen, National Venture Capital Vice President of Federal Life Sciences Policy Kelly Slone and Virginia Bio Executive Director Jeffrey Gallagher discussing the report and how to move forward with the agreement.