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WH Blog: The Path Forward on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (Obama giving 90 days of review with only 60 required.)
Today, the Obama Administration released the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as negotiated by the United States and 11 partner countries across the Asia-Pacific region. It’s a historic agreement, and releasing it to the public is an important milestone; but it is also just one step in an extensive process of consultation and consideration provided for by the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) — bipartisan legislation that Congress passed and President Obama signed into law this year. The agreement boosts Made-in-America exports, supports higher-paying American jobs, and levels the playing field so that Americans can compete and win in the global economy. And in addition to advancing our economic interests, TPP reflects our values — promoting fairer competition, a cleaner environment, and stronger protections for workers across nearly 40 percent of the global economy. In order to help make sure Americans and Congress can fully evaluate what’s in TPP for themselves, we released the text today alongside an array of resources designed to increase the public’s understanding of what’s in the deal. So far, the Obama administration has made the following TPP materials public:
- The full text of TPP, not only on the official website of the U.S. Trade Representative, but also in a more user-friendly format on Medium.
- Summaries of all 30 chapters in TPP, also on Medium, which provide thorough explanations of what’s in each chapter of the agreement.
- More than 20 fact sheets detailing how TPP addresses a broad array of issues on USTR.gov/TPP.
- A series of answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the TPP, also on USTR.gov/TPP.
On top of this, we’ll be responding directly to the American people and their representatives in Congress — through travel, real-time conversations online, conference calls, and briefings for Congress, stakeholders, and the press. So we hope you’ll follow @USTradeRep and the Director of the White House Business Council @Diana44 on Twitter, and check out USTR.gov/TPP as well as WhiteHouse.gov/Trade.
The Full Text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) “Source: The full text was published on the website of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) The text of the Agreement was released by TPP Parties on 5 November 2015 and can be accessed by chapter below. The text will continue to undergo legal review and will be translated into French and Spanish language versions prior to signature.
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