Business Roundtable Applauds Expansion of Trans-Pacific Partnership to Include Canada and Mexico

Washington – Business Roundtable (BRT) welcomed the further expansion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations today to include Canada, the United States’ largest trading partner. Today’s action follows yesterday’s inclusion of Mexico in the TPP.

“The inclusion of Canada today and Mexico yesterday in the TPP makes good business sense,” said John Engler, President of Business Roundtable. “This sets the stage for making the TPP an even more dynamic engine for supporting U.S. economic growth, opening foreign markets and establishing strong rules for international commerce.”

Business Roundtable encourages U.S. negotiators to continue to work with their Japanese counterparts to seek inclusion of Japan in the TPP on the basis of meeting the same high standards as the other TPP participants.

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