TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP
Updates on the Recent 12th Round of TPP Negotiations in Dallas, Texas
June 28, 2012
Matt Ingeneri, Deputy Economic Chief of the US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur provided a member exclusive update on the recent Trans Pacific Partnership Negotiations held on May 8-19, 2012 in Dallas, Texas.
TPP Partners – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, Viet Nam, Japan, Canada & Mexico made better-than-expected progress at the twelfth round of negotiations. TPP is expected to create a high-quality and comprehensive trade agreement, which over time will act as a platform for wider Asia-Pacific trade liberalization and economic integration.
Member companies from various industries were able to get first hand information about the stage of the negotiations on a variety of topics. Topics like healthcare, IPR and government procurement were discussed.
The next negotiating round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership will take place in San Diego, California from July 2-10, 2012. USTR will be hosting a Direct Stakeholder Engagement event on Monday, July 2nd, 2012. This event will provide stakeholders the opportunity to speak directly and one-on-one with negotiators, raise questions, and share their views.
AMCHAM will be hosting a large TPP event on July 17th where Datuk Dr. Rebecca, MITI; Paul Brown, U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Nathan Graham, Manager - Government Relations & Public Policy, P&G will share their views in a panel discussion.