Time for modern trade policy in TPP

Governor Matt Blunt

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) can serve as a foundation of stability - fostering security and economic growth throughout the Pacific Rim region. That is why it is critical that the 12 countries negotiating TPP focus on crafting a modern and relevant trade agreement.

As global automakers that benefit from open trade and investment, American automakers Chrysler, Ford and GM, have supported every free trade agreement (FTA) that the United States has negotiated. America’s automakers want to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact for the same reason – its potential to encourage commerce and improve the standard of living for millions of people. However, like any trade agreement, TPP has to be a "win-win" for all the nations involved. That means for TPP to work, all the negotiating nations need to agree to a pact that includes rules that prevent any one country from undermining the intent of the agreement or allow any member of the agreement to unfairly disadvantage other FTA partners. 

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