USTR - Fact Sheet,47/10en-usEngagement With The Trans-Pacific Partnership To Increase Exports, Support JobsPresident Obama announced in November 2009 the United States’ intention to participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations to conclude an ambitious, 21st-century Asia-Pacific trade agreement that reflects U.S. priorities and values. Through this agreement, we are seeking to support the creation and retention of high-quality jobs at home by increasing American exports to a region that includes some of the world’s most robust economies and that represents more than 40 percent of global trade. Statements and Actions to DateU.S. ENGAGEMENT WITH THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: ACTION TO DATE Opportunities and the TPPINCREASING U.S. EXPORTS, CREATING AMERICAN JOBS: NEGOTIATIONS FOR A TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT