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USTR is conducting an unprecedented fifty-state domestic outreach strategy for TPP. Read about our outreach events and updates below.

2014

02/28/2014: New Sister Center Partnership under the Small Business Network of the Americas Will Foster Trade between Virginia Small Businesses and Mexico, TPP countries

01/15/2014: The United States and Environmental Protections in the TPP

2013

12/09/2013: In Case You Missed It: Trans-Pacific Partnership deal on right track

11/29/2013: Stakeholder Input Sharpens, Focuses U.S. Work on Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property Rights in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

11/06/2013:Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler discusses Japan and the TPP at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

09/20/2013: Ambassador Froman Highlights TPP and TPA, Participates in President's Export Council Meeting at White House

Round 18 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, July 15-24, 2013: Update on the 18th Round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

07/25/2013: Statement on the 18th Round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

07/03/2013:USTR’s Environment and Natural Resources Office discusses progress in Trans-Pacific Partnership’s environment chapter with NGO stakeholders

Round 17 - Lima, Peru, May 15 - 24, 2013: Update on the 17th Round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

Round 16 - Singapore, March 4 - 13, 2013: Update on the 16th Round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

2012

Round 15 - Auckland, New Zealand, December 3 - 12, 2012: Update on the 15th Round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

Round 14 - Leesburg, Virginia, September 6 - 15, 2012: Update on the 14th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

9/7/2012: Trans-Pacific Partnership Stakeholder Profile: Fulton Bank

Round 13 - San Diego, California, July 2 - 10, 2012: Update on the 13th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

7/10/2012: Important Progress Made at TPP Talks in San Diego

7/10/2012: Amb. Kirk Sends Letters to Congress Notifying Leaders of Canada's Inclusion in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

7/09/2012: Weekly Trade Spotlight: FruitPros LLC and the Trans-Pacific Partnership 

7/09/2012: Amb. Kirk Sends Letters to Congress Notifying Leaders of Mexico's Inclusion in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

7/03/2012: TPP in the News: Huffington Post - "Obama Trade Policy Seeks to Include Exceptions in Trans-Pacific Partnership"

7/03/2012: USTR Introduces New Copyright Exceptions and Limitations Provision at San Diego TPP Talks

7/02/2012: USTR Welcomes Stakeholders to 13th Round of Trans-Pacific Parternship Agreement (TPP) negotations

6/29/2012: Organizations Participating in Stakeholder Engagement Event

Round 12 - Dallas, Texas, May 8 - 18, 2012: Update on the 12th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

5/18/2012: TPP Tobacco Proposal

5/16/2012: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Talks Advance in Texas

5/12/2012: Intellectual Property and Internet Freedom Discussed at TPP Round in Texas

5/10/2012: U.S. Welcomes Stakeholders to 12th Round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks

5/8/2012: Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Carol Guthrie Hears From Key Trade Stakeholders Attending the 12th Round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Outside Dallas, Texas

Round 11 - Melbourne, Australia, March 2-9, 2012: Update on the 11th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

2011

12/13/2011: Testimony by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade

Round 10Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 5-9, 2011: Update on the tenth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

12/5/2011: Remarks by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis on Conservation Initiatives in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Round 9 – Lima, Peru, October 22-29, 2011: Update on the ninth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

09/11/2011: In September 2011, at Round 8 of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations in Chicago, IL, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative issued a white paper outlining a new USTR strategic initiative entitled “Trade Enhancing Access to Medicines (TEAM).” TEAM is designed to deploy the tools of trade policy to promote trade and reduce obstacles to access to both innovative and generic medicines, while supporting the innovation that is vital to developing new medicines and achieving other medical breakthroughs.

Round 8 – Chicago, Illinois, September 6-15, 2011: Update on the eighth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

Round 7 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, June 15-24, 2011: Update on the seventh round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

5/3/2011: Ambassador Marantis and ambassadors representing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries briefed reporters during a roundtable discussion at the United States Chamber of Commerce. Ambassador Marantis discussed the significant progress made to date in the negotiations and the ongoing efforts to conclude a TPP agreement that serves as a pathway to Asia-Pacific regional economic integration and that will help support the creation and retention of jobs in the United States and the other TPP countries. Following the reporter briefing, Ambassador Marantis delivered remarks at a reception in honor of the ambassadors of the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries.

4/20/2011: Deputy Assistant USTR for Southeast Asia and the Pacific and Deputy Lead Negotiator David Bisbee conducted a webinar titled, “The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Expanding Business Opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region.” The one hour webinar focused on providing information to small and mid-size enterprises and was followed by Q&A.

Round 6 – Singapore, March 24-April 1, 2011: Update on the sixth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

2/18/2011: Ambassador Marantis gave the keynote address at the University of Georgia’s International Trade Conference. In his remarks, the Ambassador touched on the President’s trade initiatives in Asia, including the ongoing negotiations to complete the nine-country Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

2/17/2011: Ambassador Marantis met in Atlanta with a group of local business and government officials to discuss the President's trade initiatives in Asia, including ongoing negotiations to complete the nine-country Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

Round 5 – Santiago, Chile, February 14-18, 2011: Update on the fifth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

2010

Round 4 – Auckland, New Zealand, December 6-10, 2010: Update on the fourth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

Round 3 – Brunei, October 4-9, 2010: Update on the third round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations  

10/05/2010: United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk notified Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate President Pro Tempore Daniel K. Inouye of the inclusion of Malaysia in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations on October 5, 2010.

6/24/2010: Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific Barbara Weisel met with New York-based financial services and other companies to discuss the Obama Administration’s Trade Agenda and the Trans-Pacific Partnership in New York City at an event sponsored by the Coalition of Services Industries.

6/16/2010: Ambassador Marantis Continues TPP Outreach in Rhode Island and Connecticut

6/16/2010: Ambassador Demetrios Marantis Speaks on Trade in Smithfield, Rhode Island

Round 2 – San Francisco, California, June 14-18, 2010: Update on the second round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations

6/14/2010: Weekly Trade Spotlight: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

6/9/2010: Ambassador Marantis Discusses TPP, Bilateral Issues in Hanoi

6/7/2010: Second TPP Online Chat to be Held During TPP Negotiations

6/5/2010: Readout of Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministers' Meeting Ahead of Second Round of Negotiations

5/21/2010: World Trade Week Event: USTR's TPP Online Chat

5/20/2010: World Trade Week Event: Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce and Tourism Natalie Shirley held a public hearing for Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Americas Everett Eissenstat regarding the Obama Administration’s Trade Agenda and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

5/18/2010: Deputy USTR Marantis Continues TPP Outreach in California, Speaks on APEC 2011 Goals

5/17/2010: Remarks by Ambassador Demetrios Marantis to the California Chamber of Commerce International Forum

5/17/2010: Ambassador Marantis Announces San Francisco as Host for Second Round of TPP Negotiations

5/14/2010: USTR Online Chat Regarding TPP - Friday, May 21

5/10/2010: Ambassador Marantis Meets With Kansas City, Missouri Stakeholders on TPP

5/6/2010: Remarks By Ambassador Ron Kirk At The 7th Annual U.S.-Asia Pacific Council Washington Conference, "U.S.-Asia Pacific Relations: Transitions In A New Era"

5/4/2010: Assistant USTR Mark Linscott joined the office of U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell for a public hearing on Environment and Trans-Pacific Partnership

4/27/2010: Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific Barbara Weisel met with Massachusetts businesses at an event sponsored by Senator John Kerry’s office in Boston to discuss the Obama Administration’s Trade Agenda and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

3/25/2010: Request for Comments Concerning an Environmental Review of the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement

3/22/2010: Ambassador Marantis Meets with Pennsylvania Stakeholders on TPP; Presents Export Achievement Certificate to Pennsylvania Software Producer

Round 1 – Melbourne, Australia, March 15-19, 2010: Update on the first round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations

3/15/2010: Ask the Ambassador: Trade with New Zealand, Trans Pacific Partnership

3/11/2010: "In Pacific pact, Obama aims to shape 21st century trade"

2/5/2010: USTR on Capitol Hill: Trans-Pacific Partnership Consultations

1/28/2010: Remarks by Ambassador Demetrios Marantis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

2009

12/16/2009: Request for Comments Concerning Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement

12/15/2009: Remarks by Ambassador Ron Kirk at the Washington International Trade Association

12/14/2009: Trans-Pacific Partnership Announcement

On December 14, 2009, Ambassador Kirk notified Congress that President Obama intends to enter into TPP negotiations with the objective of shaping a high-standard, broad-based regional pact.

In letters to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate President Pro Tempore Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), Ambassador Kirk said that such an agreement would help to expand American exports, supporting the creation and retention of good jobs here at home.

11/18/2009: Reaction On U.S. Engagement In The Trans-Pacific Partnership

11/16/2009: Reaction On U.S. Engagement In The Trans-Pacific Partnership

11/16/2009: USTR Staff Meet with Trans-Pacific Partnership Counterparts, Prepare for Congressional Consultations on TPP

11/13/2009: Increasing U.S. Exports, Creating American Jobs: Engagement with the Trans-Pacific Partnership

11/13/2009: Ambassador Kirk Comments on Trans-Pacific Partnership

11/13/2009: Ambassador Kirk Delivers Address on Asia-Pacific Trade at APEC CEO Summit