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What is the TPP?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) writes the rules for global trade—rules that will help increase Made-in-America exports, grow the American economy, support well-paying American jobs, and strengthen the American middle class.

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • United States
  • Vietnam
  • Chile
  • Brunei
  • Singapore
  • New Zealand

Overall U.S. Benefits

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a new, high-standard trade agreement that levels the playing field for American workers and American businesses, supporting more Made-in-America exports and higher-paying American jobs. By eliminating over 18,000 taxes—in the form of tariffs—that various countries put on Made-in-America products, TPP makes sure our farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, and small businesses can compete—and win—in some of the fastest-growing markets in the world. With more than 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside our borders, TPP will significantly expand the export of Made-in-America goods and services and support American jobs.

  • TPP Eliminates over 18,000 Different Taxes on Made-in-America Exports
  • TPP Includes the Strongest Worker Protections of Any Trade Agreement in History
  • TPP Includes the Strongest Environmental Protections of Any Trade Agreement in History
  • TPP Helps Small Businesses Benefit from Global Trade
  • TPP Promotes E-Commerce, Protects Digital Freedom, and Preserves an Open Internet
  • TPP Levels the Playing Field for U.S. Workers by Disciplining State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs)
  • TPP Prioritizes Good Governance and Fighting Corruption
  • TPP Includes First Ever Development Chapter
  • TPP Capitalizes on America’s Position as the World Leader in Services Exports
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Made in America

TPP will make it easier for American entrepreneurs, farmers, and small business owners to sell Made-In-America products abroad by eliminating more than 18,000 taxes & other trade barriers on American products across the 11 other countries in the TPP—barriers that put American products at an unfair disadvantage today.

Your Guide to Over 18,000 Tax Cuts in TPP

President Obama made the TPP negotiations the most transparent in American history, and now that the deal is complete the Administration can provide a comprehensive overview of the benefits it will deliver for the American people—and one of the most meaningful benefits is that the TPP will cut over 18,000 taxes that other countries impose on American exports. For the first time, this report details many of the most significant tax cuts that the TPP will guarantee for American exporters

Read the full report here

Global Leadership

The rules of the road are up for grabs in Asia. If we don't pass this agreement and write those rules, competitors will set weak rules of the road, threatening American jobs and workers while undermining U.S. leadership in Asia.

Strategic Importance of TPP

The rules of the road are up for grabs in Asia, home to some of the fastest growing markets in the world. If we don't pass this agreement and write those rules, our competitors will set weak rules of the road, threatening American jobs and workers and undermining U.S. leadership in Asia.

TPP strengthens the U.S. economy, which is the foundation of U.S. national security and a critical source of our influence abroad.

TPP helps ensure that the global economy reflects our interests and values by requiring other countries to play by fair wage, safe workplace, and strong environmental rules that we help set.

And TPP reinforces our commitment to this vital region, helping us strengthen our relationships with our partners and allies.

  • Since World War II, U.S. leadership of the global trading system not only ushered in an era of peace and prosperity unparalleled in history – for the American people and the world – but also has been a key pillar of our global leadership overall.
  • But this rules-based system – and America’s economic competitiveness - is now being eroded by other, less open models. To meet this challenge, the United States must play a leadership role in writing rules of the road that strengthen our economy and promote a fair global economic system. TPP is how we do that.
  • When the rules are fair, Americans can out-compete anyone in the world. But the status quo puts our workers and businesses at a disadvantage, with higher costs for American goods, more barriers to trade, and lower standards for workers and the environment abroad than we have at home.
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TPP is a platform for engagement and growth in the Asia-Pacific Region. It solidifies relationships with our allies and firmly establishes the United States as a leader in the Pacific.


Jobs & Growth

TPP levels the playing field for American workers & American businesses, leading to more Made-in-America exports and more higher-paying American jobs here at home.



TPP advances our values, helping to build a global trading system that will allow our workers to effectively compete in the modern economy.

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