US | NZ Council Salutes the Signing of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
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Washington, DC—February 4, 2016 — The US | New Zealand Council is pleased to note the signing in Auckland, New Zealand of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) by the 12 countries that are parties to the accord.
US | New Zealand Council Chairman Edward Farrell released the following statement: “Today marks a significant step towards the expansion of trade and the enhancement of economic security in the Asia Pacific region. The Council welcomes this penultimate step in what has been a long and difficult negotiation and calls on the U.S. Congress to work with the Administration to expeditiously consider the Agreement and to resolve any outstanding issues so that US and NZ companies may reap the benefits of the Agreement. We commend the hard work done by so many involved, and in particular thank Ambassadors Michael Froman and Tim Groser for their tireless leadership in the negotiations”
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The US | NZ Council, which was established in 1985, is the only independent group dedicated exclusively to advancing shared business, strategic, and cultural interests between the United States and New Zealand and throughout the Asia Pacific region. The Council promotes mutual objectives in trade, investment, economic growth, and security; and provides thought leadership on important Asia Pacific regional matters. For information on the Council’s activities and issues: http://usnzcouncil.org/