This week, USTR’s Environment and Natural Resources office met with environmental organizations in Washington, DC to discuss progress on the negotiations of the environment chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). USTR reported on progress made during the negotiating round in Lima, Peru in May. Participants, including Sierra Club, Environmental Investigation Agency, World Wildlife Fund, Oceana, World Society for the Protection of Animals, and Fauna and Flora International, shared views and expressed their desire for progress during the upcoming round of negotiations in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia later this month. This environment outreach meeting was part of USTR’s regular effort to meet with stakeholders, including civil society, NGOs, labor unions, businesses, academics and concerned citizens to solicit and share information about TPP. USTR hopes to make further progress towards achieving an ambitious outcome on environment during the upcoming round in Malaysia, and looks forward to continued engagement with stakeholders as the TPP negotiations continue. For more information, visit www.ustr.gov/tpp.
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