December 30, 2015

Benefits of the TPP

Editor’s Note: For more information on TPP and regulation, see here.

From: Good Fruit Grower

Eliminating tariff rates on tree fruit is a trade policy objective of the Northwest Horticultural Council. TPP furthers this objective.

by Mark Powers, Executive Vice President of the Northwest Horticultural Council


In addition to the United States, the Trans-Pacific Partnership includes Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. These 12 countries represent 40 percent of the global economy.


Other chapters, including those governing customs administration and trade facilitation, sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures, technical barriers to trade, trade remedies, and regulatory coherence, will to varying degree impact the business and regulatory environment under which fruit sales are made and goods clear international borders.

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