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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Priorities

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations have the potential to create a high-standard and market-opening agreement that will be a strong catalyst for U.S. manufacturing growth for decades.

Expected to cover 40 percent of the global economy, with both developed and developing economies as participants, TPP presents an important opportunity to expand manufactured exports and sales among large and growing TPP markets.

Manufacturers have been unwavering in their commitment to ensure that the final TPP is the strongest possible agreement that levels the playing field for all, concretely opens all markets, facilitates trade and sets in place strong and enforceable rules for all on issues from intellectual property and investment to e-commerce, data flows and transparency.

Manufacturers Weigh in on Conclusion of Final TPP Deal

“The latest weak jobs report and the disappointing growth in the United States and globally underscore the urgent need to open new markets for manufacturers and all Americans. Today’s conclusion of the TPP agreement has the potential to reverse these trends if the deal achieves the priorities that the NAM has fought hard for years to accomplish. A good deal must level the playing field and improve the competitiveness of manufacturers and their workers in the United States.”

Statement from NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, October, 2015

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Press Releases

  • 07/31/2015
    Manufacturers Weigh in on Next Steps for TPP
    NAM Vice President of International Economic Affairs Linda Dempsey issued a statement on the conclusion of the latest round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in Maui, Hawaii.
  • 07/27/2015
    A Strong TPP Must Embrace Manufacturing Priorities
    The NAM released a document today outlining the priorities and principles that would help ensure a high-standard, pro-manufacturing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
  • 04/12/2013
    Manufacturers: Japans Move on TPP Raises the Stakes
    NAM Vice President of International Economic Affairs Linda Dempsey issued a statement after the United States and Japan announced an agreement to allow Japan to enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks.