USTR is seeking actively seeking public input on objectives for the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations ahead of the second round of negotiations, which will be held during the week of June 14.
As part of USTR’s Schedule of activities for World Trade Week, USTR chief negotiator for the TPP Barbara Weisel and members of her team will host an online chat on Friday, May 21 at 11:00 am to answer questions and obtain input on objectives for the negotiations. Questions can be submitted up to a week in advance via USTR.gov beginning Friday, May 14 here.
Through the TPP, the Obama Administration is seeking to develop a high-standard, 21st century, regional trade agreement that begins with eight like-minded countries (Australia, Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam) and eventually includes countries across the Asia-Pacific region. This agreement will advance U.S. interests with some of the most dynamic economies in the world and help expand U.S. exports, which are critical to the creation and retention of high-paying, high-quality jobs in the United States.
Public input is critical to ensuring that the agreement achieves these goals and addresses the interests and concerns of U.S. stakeholders.