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U.S. Stakeholders Join USTR in San Francisco

06/14/2010 - 4:35pm

This week, Americans with interests ranging from labor rights to agriculture to environmental protection and other issues have been invited to join USTR in San Francisco, California for the second round of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement - a high-standard, regional, Asia-Pacific trade agreement that will help to expand American exports, saving and creating good jobs here at home..

USTR is excited and pleased to have the participation of more than 25 organizations in San Francisco this week. USTR staff will brief participating stakeholders daily, as well as holding individual and group meetings as requested on various areas of interest. Various groups will also be able to give on-site presentations to trade negotiators from the eight participating TPP economies. Registered groups are:

• AFL-CIO

• American Farm Bureau Federation

• American Sugar Alliance

• California Farm Bureau Federation

• California Public Health Association-North

• Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health (CPATH)

• Citizens Trade Campaign

• FedEx Express

• Friends of the Earth

• Intel

• International Forum on Globalization

• Land O Lakes

• National Center for APEC

• National Farmers Union

• National Milk Producers Federation

• National Pork Producers Council

• Oceana

• Oregon Fair Trade Campaign

• PETA

• Public Citizen

• Sierra Club

• U.S. Chamber of Commerce

• Yale Law Offices

USTR is currently conducting an unprecedented 50-state domestic outreach program to engage with the American people and involve them in the TPP negotiation process. Since the formal announcement in December, 2009 of the United States’ intent to join the TPP, stakeholders with have been asked for input on the agreement in a variety of forms, from Federal Register notices to online chats and in-person briefings.

If you have questions or would like to provide comments on the TPP or the current negotiations, please visit USTR’s TPP page. And be sure to follow the negotiations on USTR’s TPP San Francisco page.