Council of the Americas Strongly Endorses Canadian and Mexican Entrance into Pacific Trade Negotiations
August 1, 2012
Council of the Americas welcomes and fully endorses today's announcement by U.S. President Barack Obama that Canada will join negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), joining yesterday's announcement on Mexico. The combination of these two trade partners joining with the United States to build the TPP is a major advance for the U.S. trade agenda both in Asia and also in the Western Hemisphere. This is a step long advocated by the Council of the Americas as a means to deepen North American economic integration, build U.S. competitiveness, strengthen relations with critical trade partners, and promote a strategic vision for Western Hemisphere trade.
to John Negroponte, Council of the Americas Chairman and former U.S.
Deputy Secretary of State: "The entrance of Canada and Mexico—our top
two export markets—allows North America to take full advantage of a
common production platform, increasing our competitiveness which creates
jobs and improves people's lives. The Council applauds the U.S.
administration and its TPP partners for taking this important, visionary