Today in New Zealand, the 12 Ministers representing Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. After more than five years of negotiations that involved engagement from across Commerce, and in particular ITA, we are all pleased to see all 12 TPP partners formalize the agreement.
The signing of the agreement is an important milestone and underscores there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure that the U.S. business community, in particular our small and medium-sized businesses, are able to take full advantage of this agreement once it is approved by Congress. Read more. Source | International Trade Adminstration