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Meat Institute Joins Groups Urging TPP Passage

Monday, April 11, 2016

(North American Meat Institute)

NAMI joined 225 food and agricultural companies and associations in a letter to Senate and House leadership calling for a swift vote on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The letter details the many potential benefits of the TPP on the U.S. food and agriculture sector through the economic growth it would provide and the importance of quick action to approve it.

“The TPP will not only remove barriers for our exports to 11 key Asia-Pacific countries, but it will also provide much needed leverage on future market access opportunities in potential TPP members such as Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia. Furthermore, TPP provides high-standard trade rules, allowing the United States to lead in establishing market-driven and science-based terms of trade that will directly benefit the U.S. food and agriculture industry in our efforts to compete and thrive in this important economic region. If we do not lead, we will simply fall behind as our competitors aggressively work to establish alternative trade agreements that place their agricultural interests at an advantage,” the letter says.

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